Marion Dewar Fund For Women's Leadership

This Fund supports training, development and mentoring opportunities for women and girls in Africa, the Americas and Asia who are taking concrete action to promote equality and respect for human rights, linking them with others engaged in similar struggles.

Marion Dewar

"To end global poverty and injustice, we need to recognize and nurture women's leadership." - Marion Dewar

Marion Dewar personified an approach to women's leadership that touched the lives of countless women and girls, men and boys; and continues to inspire us still. She was rightly outraged by the injustice she saw in the world around her but her response was fueled by compassion and generosity of spirit. She was inclusive, consultative and innovative. She thought outside the box and tapped the insights and ingenuity of those on the front line. She listened but she took action, galvanizing those around her to have a greater impact.

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Oxfam Canada works with many courageous, creative women around the world who, against great odds, are working to make a real difference in the lives of those who are most disadvantaged. To honour Marion Dewar and support these brave women, Oxfam Canada has created the Marion Dewar Fund for Women's Leadership.

This Fund will support training, development and mentoring opportunities for women and girls in Africa, the Americas and Asia who are taking concrete action to promote equality and respect for human rights, linking them with others engaged in similar struggles.

For more information or to donate to the Marion Dewar Fund for Women's Leadership, please contact Beth Dimsdale at 1-800-466-9326.