About Global Hope 365
Rima Nashashibi launched Global Hope 365, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, in June 2017. Since the launch of Global Hope 365, Rima has focused her daily activities around outreach, advocacy, education, raising awareness and saving lives. Through Rima’s advocacy, citizens of California have been shocked to learn that Child Marriage is legal in their home state. Although Human Trafficking is a more widely recognized issue in the state of California, Rima advocates for the policies and laws that will disrupt the market of buying and selling women and children for sex.
The mission statement of Global Hope 365 is as follows. “Global Hope 365 is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, locally and worldwide, by advocating for their safety through raising awareness, education, and empowerment. We do this by collaborating with local groups and institutions to help them in solving inequitable practices based on gender. Our focus is on ending harmful practices towards women and girls such as Child Marriage and Human Trafficking.”
Rima Nashashibi, Founder and President of Global Hope 365, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending harmful practices towards women and girls such as Child Marriage, Human Trafficking, and other forms of gender based violence, is an Internationally Recognized Speaker, Political and Community Leader/Activist with more than 20 years of experience in public speaking, conducting seminars, and media appearances nationally and internationally, promoting openness, equal opportunity, tolerance, fairness, and justice for persons of all genders, ethnicity, religious backgrounds, and political persuasions. Ms. Nashashibi has been a guest speaker locally, nationally, and internationally including hosted by the U.S. Department of State in places such as Jerusalem, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. In addition, Ms. Nashashibi trained the women in Saudi Arabia in August 2015 on how to run for office in anticipation of the historical election held in December 2015 where women participated for the first time in the history of the Kingdom.
Ms. Nashashibi through her work as the founder and president of Global Hope 365 was able to unanimously pass the No Child Marriage under 18, No Exceptions resolutions in 11 cities in CA, testify in various states at both the Senate level and the House to advocate for legislation to end Child Marriage under 18, No Exceptions including NH, RI, HI, KS, and NY. Both RI and NY passed the legislation in June and July of 2021. She made history in California by launching the CA Coalition to End Child Marriage in September of 2019 and when she received the first Proclamation supporting ending Child Marriage under 18, No exceptions from the City of Newport Beach October 2020, and from the City of Tustin May 2021. She also hosted the first Child Marriage survivor stories and advocacy summits in the State, on July 22, and August 5, 2020 respectively.
Recipient of Numerous Awards. Most recently Ms. Nashashibi was listed in the Orange County Register Newspaper OC’s top 125 most Influential people, December 27, 2021. Ms. Nashashibi was also the winner of the Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing team’s Inspirational Woman of the year in the nonprofit executive category on October 26, 2021. Received on behalf of Global Hope 365 a California Assembly Certificate of Recognition for being nominated as 2021 Nonprofit of the year in recognition of our work to end Child Marriage and Human Trafficking on July 29, 2021; Senator Dave Min recognizing Ms. Nashashibi for her work through Global Hope 365 in ending Child Marriage and Human Trafficking May 2021, Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
She was also nominated and selected for the Legacy Award by Women’s Journey Foundation, March 2021. She was nominated for the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Women of Influence, March 2021, and as one of Orange County Business Journal's top businesswomen in Orange County October 2020, and selected to receive a Congressional Woman of the Year Award in March 2020. Ms. Nashashibi also received the Community Activism Appreciation Award, from Women For: OC, August 25, 2019; Appreciation Award, “Co-Chair of the International Development Committee, Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce“ 2018-2019, in July 2019; Appreciation of her Service and Leadership in the field of Refugee Support” May 2019 by Sunrise USA; a Life-Time Achievement Award April 2019 by the Arab American Civic Council; various Congressional, State Senate and Orange County Supervisorial proclamations in recognition of her leadership in the community; the Partner of the Year by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce in 2017, “In honor of Women Making a Difference in Orange County 2012” by the California State Senate.
“In honor of many years of dedicated service and leadership 2012” a US Congressional Recognition Award; the Harry S Truman Lifetime Achievement Award by Democratic Party of Orange County, 2006; Leadership Award by the Rebuilding Alliance, and an Appreciation Award from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
Ms. Nashashibi founded and led local, regional, national, and international organizations.
Ms. Nashashibi serves on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association of Orange County, the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA), a nonprofit committed to creating a world of peace and prosperity through Citizen Diplomacy and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Friends of UNRWA, USA, and ANERA. She is also the immediate past co-Chair of the International Development Committee and the task force leader of the World Trade Week Breakfast and Forum of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Nashashibi was president of the Insurance Professionals of Orange County (IPOC) 2019-2020, President 2013 and President-Elect 2012 and 2014, president of the National Women Political Caucus, Orange County Chapter, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County for 10 years and a partner in SelectFirst Insurances Services, a boutique insurance agency providing commercial insurance to businesses.
To book Our Founder and President, Rima Nashashibi, as a speaker, please email Josey@GlobalHope365.org.