March Update | Momentum in the Community

March Update | Momentum in the Community

March 31, 2019

We have been busy!

Advocating for women’s and children’s rights is a tough job. The pain of Child Marriage and Human Trafficking is overwhelming, however, we are working tirelessly to Raise Awareness and Save Lives in so many ways.

March brought in quite a bit of celebration with International Women’s Day on March 8th, the visit of the International Women of Courage to Los Angeles on March 18th, and Women’s History Month all March long. The Great American Write-In gave us a positive energy boost. The Great American Write-In is a powerful advocacy opportunity to connect with the public and provide an opportunity for citizens to send a postcard to their legislators on behalf of Global Hope 365.

Here is a short list of all of our activities. In addition, Rima Nashashibi does 10-15 Speaking engagements a month for small groups. Rima never passes up an opportunity to meet with people and engage. If you are able to host a networking event at your home, club, organization, or place of worship, feel free to email Rima directly.

Monday, March 18, 2019. Rima provided a training session for nine recipients of the 2019 International Women of Courage Awards. Read more about the women in our blog post.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019. We interviewed Sherry Johnson, a survivor of Child Marriage and fierce activist. Read more about Sherry in our blog post.

Saturday, March 23, 2019. We participated in the Great American Write-in. Citizens signed hundreds of postcards addressed to California legislators asking for an end to Child Marriage and harsher penalties for Traffickers and the “buyers of sex.”

Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Orange County Grantmakers, in partnership with the St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund, presented the results of the first Orange County Equity Report at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. This report, developed by PolicyLink, a national research and action institute focused on advancing racial and economic equity, and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at the University of Southern California, highlights what Orange County must do to lead the way on racial and economic equity, strategies to ensure accountability, and the ways the community as a whole can prepare for the challenges along the way. Read more about the data in the report on our blog.

Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Democratic Party of Orange County hosted a vibrant celebration in honor of Women’s History Month. All were blown away by the powerful speech on women’s equality and equity by Senator Connie Leyva, Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Friday, March 31, 2019. We sat down with Dr. Quratulain Bakhteari for an enlightening interview. Dr. Bakhteari was a guest speaker at our inaugural event in January. Those of you in attendance will not forget her powerful story. Read more about Dr. Bakhteari in our blog post.


Global Hope 365 is active in the community and dedicated to the advancement of women’s and girl’s rights. We are organizing, fundraising, strategizing and advocating, and of course learning more each and every day on how to transform the landscape in Orange County, California, the US and around the world. Your donation is helpful, but your time is invaluable. You are invited to connect with us and join our efforts.

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