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Mary's Pence grantees.

Mary’s Pence 2023 at a Glance

We each hold in our hands great power to make the world a better place, and to create a beloved community. We use this power each time we create a sense of belonging for all, justice for all. This year, the Mary’s Pence Grants Program funded 19 organizations from across the country. Each organization is […]

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Grants

Ending The Silence Surrounding Vulvovaginal and Pelvic Pain

It all started with a podcast. When a couple of women with chronic vulvar, vaginal, and pelvic pain launched Tight Lipped, the idea was simple: to break the silence surrounding...

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Community

Accompaniment as a way of being

Accompaniment as a way of being. The word accompaniment often comes to mind when we think of our work. To us, it means sharing a vision, working together, and being...

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ESPERA

ESPERA’s Path to Women’s Empowerment

The El Salvador Follow-Up Committee gathered together — 15 women from 7 ESPERA organizations — to discuss the year's accomplishments, their roles as leaders, and their plans for 2024. The...

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Mary's Pence grantees.

Community

Mary’s Pence 2023 at a Glance

We each hold in our hands great power to make the world a better place, and to create a beloved community. We use this power each time we create a...

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Grants

Fighting for a Healthier Environment in the San Francisco Bay Area

National Equal Justice Association (NEJA) is an all-volunteer, women-led, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization with a 42-year history of securing equal justice for poor and minority workers and their families. They all...

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ESPERA

Welcoming New ESPERA Partners in Guatemala and Honduras

We are excited to announce a significant expansion of our ESPERA program as we welcome four new organizations into our group of partners. After months of dedicated work, evaluations, and...

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Grants

Amplifying the Voices of East African Women

Anole Sisters, a recent Mary's Pence grantee, is creating community and support networks for Oromo women in Minnesota by empowering them through educational workshops and other programs. The organization provides...

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Rosita from Nicaragua. Breaking Gender Barriers.

ESPERA

Breaking Gender Barriers in Rural Nicaragua

Every day, a little before 6 a.m. Rosita opens her moto-parts shop. “I open the doors early because customers pass by on their way to work, looking for fuel. After...

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Group of 7 women of color, posing standing and smiling. Embracing second chances means advocating for oneself and working towards healing.

Grants

Embracing Second Chances

"I am grateful the Holy Spirit allowed us to coordinate in harmony, support each other and our common goal. I never imagined the opportunity to influence someone in the hopes...

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