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Women's FUSION

Women in all parts of the world suffer from violence and discrimination. They are grossly under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.

The FUSION Foundation is committed to being a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, particularly indigenous women, providing opportunities for individuals to discover their powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. This can be accomplished by ensuring the consistent and serious inclusion of Indigenous women as well as advocates of women’s community perspectives in all discussions of human rights. This action can unite Indigenous women leaders and emerging leaders to share information and knowledge, coordinate agendas, build unity and develop leadership and advocacy skills.

The FUSION Foundation promotes the advancement of women’s rights, gender equality and empowerment as an integral part of a just society.

The FUSION Foundation believes gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic

ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving sustainable economies. Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to healthy, sustainable, life-giving work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often without access to basic education and health care.

The FUSION Foundation, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, Women’sFUSION, among other issues, works for the following three initiatives:

  • eliminate discrimination against women and girls;

  • empower women.

Vision and Goals:

The FUSION Foundation envisions a world that is more interconnected into the challenges that we share by looking at restorative justice together. This can be accomplished by bringing together communities to know the women are not alone. By working together, women learn they are not alone and their issues are ones that are shared around the world with resources, albeit limited in some capacities, to address each issue. When women’s needs are addressed and met, we expand our world to welcome women around the world in dialogue. We can collectively share projects that have been effective in one’s own community.

Short-term Goals:

  1. Create opportunities through environment and gatherings to develop a core circle of interested women with a particular focus on indigenous women;

  2. Provide indigenous women with concrete advocacy skills to increase their number and active capacity at the local, regional and global levels; and

  3. Mobilize the financial resources needed for the Women’s FUSION Fund.

Long-term Goals:

  1. Develop a core circle of Indigenous women, working with community leaders, to provide individual and collective leadership;

  2. This core circle provides the capacity for women to share their experience, strength and hope;

  3. Develop an indigenous women and community leader replicable empowerment training program focused on the original instructions;

  4. Develop an indigenous women’s and community leader’s local and global replicable mentorship program;

  5. Create online outreach tools for urban and rural application;

  6. Create training for understanding and respect for the seventh generation;

  7. Provide complementarity training between men and women at the local, national, and international levels;

  8. Ensure that both international and national public policies incorporate the perspectives of indigenous women; and

  9. Promote recognition and respect for the role of indigenous peoples and indigenous women in the contemporary world.

 

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Women, War and Peace

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Women, War & Peace premiered on your local PBS station Tuesday nights from Oct. 11 to Nov. 8, 2011.

Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.

On of the 5 in the series is the powerful story of Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. As the rebel noose tightened around the capital city of Monrovia, thousands of women – ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim – formed a thin but unshakeable line between the opposing forces. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they literally faced down the killers who had turned Liberia into hell on earth. In one memorable scene, the women barricaded the site of stalled peace talks in Ghana and refused to move until a deal was done. Their demonstrations culminated in Taylor’s exile and the rise of Africa’s first female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Inspiring and uplifting, Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a compelling example of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

Watch the full episode of Pray the Devil back to Hell

Veteran Feminists of America (VFA)

VFA is a nonprofit organization for veterans of the Second Wave of the feminist movement. The goals are to enjoy the camaraderie forged during those years of intense commitment, to honor ourselves and our heroes, to document our history, to rekindle the spark and spirit of the feminist revolution and act as keeper of the flame so that the ideals of feminism continue to reverberate and influence others 

One Billion Rising

In 2013, One Billion Women and Men shook Earth through dance, song, action to rise in solidarity to end violence against women and girls!

This continues today - this is a global revolution - join us, rise in solidarity.

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How to get involved

Jane Seybold greeting guestsWe host several events and have a presence at various philanthropic events through the year and rely heavily on our volunteers to help with activities prior to and following the event. If you'd like to meet more people and become inspired, educated and empowered, we create an environment for you to find your purpose and take action toward fulfilling your dreams of a better world.

To become involved in The Fusion Foundation, or to learn more about what we do in the community, please feel free to email us.