Association for Human and Environmental Development

"One Woman Initiative" Announces First Grants to Women's Organizations in Five Nations
June 3, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2009 — The One Woman Initiative (, a one-year-old public/private initiative to empower women in countries with significant Muslim populations, today announced its first grants, totaling more than $500,000 to five grassroots organizations in Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Pakistan and the Philippines. The OWI grants are being made to locally focused organizations with results-oriented programs providing women access to legal rights, political participation, and economic development.