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Q&A With the Ama Foundation

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Every time an incredible women-led project is crowdfunded on backHer, a portion of our platform fees are automatically transferred to the backHer Rise Together Fund. The BRTF was created to support organizations that are making a difference in the lives of women and girls all over the world. 100% of the backHer Rise Together Funds (minus PayPal fees) goes directly to the organizations that we support.  The BRTF currently supports the Ama Foundation Community Education for Girls Project. This is a US grassroots nonprofit that funds Ama Ghar, a home in Nepal that cares for abandoned and or...

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A Day Without a Woman

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Imagine a day where women didn't show up to work, didn't buy groceries or fill up gas, didn’t drive their kids to extracurricular activities, didn’t cook dinner, or do any other type of work. Imagine a day where women all over the world went on strike. What would happen? On March 8th, women will strike. International Women’s Day will be a universal day of action, by women and for women. This day was planned by the organizers of the recent Women’s March in January. Thirty-five different countries so far have planned and organized an international women’s strike on this important day, whic...

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Angela Davis

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For Black History Month, backHer is spotlighting one influential woman each week who helped change the course of history. This week we are honored to feature Angela Davis. Davis is a civil rights activist, scholar, politician, professor, and author. She has worked extensively in her life (and still does to this day at the age of 73) to combat all forms of oppression in the world.  Davis was born in 1944 in Alabama. She was born in an area called “Dynamite Hill.” The reason why her hometown was called that is because so many African American homes had been bombed by the KKK (Ku Klux Klan)...

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Septima Poinsette Clark

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For Black History Month, backHer is spotlighting one woman each week who helped change the course of history. This week we are honored to feature Septima Poinsette Clark. Clark played a monumental role and became known as the "Queen Mother" or "Grandmother" of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Born in South Carolina in 1898, Clark was the second oldest of 8 children. Her father was a former slave, and her mother was a laundress. Although her family had immense struggles paying for education, Clark was able to graduate high school. She then married a navy seaman and got pregna...

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The Revolutionary Women's March 2017

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The historic Women’s March of January 21, 2017 brought together millions of people from diverse backgrounds to demonstrate that Women’s Rights are Human Rights, and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. This revolutionary march made an influential statement that all people, of every race, color, religion, nation, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc., deserve to be safe and have equal rights and freedom.Especially prominent was the call for the immediate need to help ensure the well being of refugees and indigenous peoples who are currently being ta...

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Introducing backHer

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Today, we launch in beta and are thrilled to share our service with the growing community of women artists, entrepreneurs, activists, grassroots organizations, and their ilk. For those seeking to make an additional impact, by helping underserved women and girls, you’ll especially appreciate what we’ve set out to accomplish.Traditional venture capital, business, and economic policies have failed to adequately represent women. The facts speak for themselves: Women CEOs make up 3.4% of global Fortune 500 companies; Women account for a mere 4.6% of Hollywood film directors; Women comprise a sta...

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