Anne Feldhaus is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Arizona State University.
With data from a range of government and independent institutions, the Census of India, Family Health Surveys, UN Statistics, World Bank data, and NGO and industry surveys, this book is an essential reference for policymakers, government departments, libraries, and individuals.
Through the study of these successful collaborations, readers will learn to:
Engage in capacity-building for collective problem-solving at the community level.
Work collaboratively for womens empowerment.
Mobilize culturally diverse communities to plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable community development.
Build meaningful collaborations among university and grassroots partners.
Maximize volunteer skills and match them to community needs.
The Womens Global Connection (WGC; www.womensglobalconnection.org) embarked on this journey of cross-cultural engagement and capacity-building with one intention, grounded on three pillars:
Local ownership demanded individual and community involvement and buy-in.
Social empowerment required that each of our endeavors resulted in the local communitys capacity to share the knowledge and replicate the training that was offered.
The promise of sustainability curbed our efforts to engage only in projects that held the hope of long-term sustainability by the community itself.
Years of collaboration among the womens cooperatives, WGC, a private Catholic university, and countless volunteers has demonstrated the unbounded potential of reaching across boundaries and barriers to build a more responsible sense of global citizenship in todays inequitable world society.
Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research.
"Bill Cooper is the world's leading expert on UFOs." — Billy Goodman, KVEG, Las Vegas.
"The only man in America who has all the pieces to the puzzle that has troubled so many for so long." — Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America
"William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heroes, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." — Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City.
"Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." — William Cooper, October 24, 1989.