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June 11 - June 13, 2013

The Board of Directors of Voices of African Mothers along with the Reed for Hope Foundation and Bethesda Counsel extended an invitation to celebrate our First Annual presentation of the: "Millennium Development Goals: 2013 Women's Progress Award"

This award acknowledges the unwavering leadership, accomplishments, contributions and commitment of the courageous First Ladies of Africa and other women in senior leadership positions. Thanks to their efforts, the 2012 Millennium Development Goals' annual assessment noted that three (3) goals have been met ahead of the 2015 target date. This important event provided three (3) days of networking and socializing with international dignitaries and delegates. A brief summary of events:

  • June 11, 2013: Welcome Reception at the UN Millennium Hotel, which is directly across from the United Nations headquarters
  • June 12, 2013: Business Forum at the UN Millennium Hotel, where goodwill trade and extensive opportunities was discussed with
  • international trade delegates
  • June 13, 2013: Honorees and Guests were greeted in the United Nations Delegates Dining Room for the "Millennium Development Goals: 2013 Women's Progress Awards" Gala.

We sincerely hope everyone enjoyed being an essential part of this historic evening as a sponsor or a guest!

Please view our Souvenir Gala Journal here!

March 8, 2013

“A Harvest of Shame!”

VAM hosted a workshop with experts presenting the argument on how it is time to Harvest this Shame – uncover and discuss the shame of HIV/AIDS and violence against women and girls. Also, uncover the responsibilities of both men and women relating to caregiving – what has been accomplished in recent years and what is still being kept quiet.

Open here for VAM's final report from CSW57

February 11, 2013

"Students spend 10 days in Ghana hearing women's concerns, hopes"
A write-up by Cornell University students on their recent visit to various VAM projects in Ghana.

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