Kavita Ramdas

Kavita Ramdas

Kavita Ramdas is director of the Women's Rights Program at Open Society Foundations and a globally recognized advocate for gender equity and justice, previously serving as a president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women and as a senior advisor at Ford Foundation.

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Sunday, April 07, 2019
Our First Amendment Rights Are Under Assault With the Global Gag Rule
On Wednesday White House adviser Ivanka Trump announced she is planning a trip to Africa to promote a global women’s initiative she is leading. Her goal is to “economically empower” 50 million women in developing countries by 2025 at the cost of $100 million. As Ivanka embarks on her plan to help...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Why the International Climate Negotiations in Durban Matter for Women
This has been a year of unprecedented weather-related disasters, at home and around the world. The world’s leading climate scientists have proclaimed these disasters related to climate change , and have told us to expect more severe, frequent extreme weather events.
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Friday, May 20, 2011
The IMF: Violating Women Since 1945
As Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the world’s most powerful financial institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), spends a few nights in Rikers Island prison awaiting a hearing, the world is learning a lot about his history of treating women as expendable sex objects. Strauss-Kahn has been charged with rape and forced imprisonment of a 32-year-old Guinean hotel worker at a $3,000-a-night luxury hotel in New York.
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