Introducing myself and my journal: 34 Million Friends
In 2002, I cofounded 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund because the Bush Administration withheld $34 million from the United Nations Population Fund which works worldwide for women's reproductive health and family planning. The idea was to ask 34 million Americans for one dollar. We've raised a lovely $4.2 million and counting. This movement is alive and well. I've written a nice book "34 Million Friends of the Women of the World" which chronicles the rather amazing adventure of 34 Million Friends. If you go to CONTACT at the web site, you'll see that this effort has been supported and recognized with several awards. Jane Roberts and Her 34 Million Friends is Chapter 8 in the Kristof-Wudunn book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. I was also one of the 1000 women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as part of 1000 Peace Women. I speak widely to spread the word about women's education, health and human rights being key to any hope for people, the planet and peace. Please take a stand for the women of the world with 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
gender inequality worldwide
getting 34 million people to donate $1 to 34 Million Friends
My Vision for the Future:
Gender equaltiy is the greatest cause on earth. I will keep working at this until I droporp!
My Areas of Expertise:
networking, women's education, health, and human rights