Calvary Women’s Services is proud to partner with international law firm Hogan Lovells on its Empowering Girls and Women Initiative to address gender-based violence and support educational and work-related opportunities for girls and women. Hogan Lovells made a three-year Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that was announced at the CGI Middle East & Africa Meeting in Marrakech last month.
The Empowering Girls and Women Initiative directs resources toward three specific areas:
- Addressing gender-based violence (including domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking);
- Enhancing educational opportunities for women and girls; and
- Empowering women to shape society through fostering sustainable women-led business opportunities to increase female employment.
Hogan Lovells plans to directly support women who participate in Calvary’s Step Up DC job placement program. Volunteers from Hogan Lovells will work side-by-side with women as they search for jobs, refine their resumes and prepare for interviews.
“We are proud to partner with Hogan Lovells on the Empowering Girls and Woman Initiative and work more closely with a firm that has already given so much to Calvary,” said Kris Thompson, Calvary’s executive director. “Securing a stable job can be life-changing for women who find themselves homeless, so we are especially excited to partner with Hogan Lovells on increasing employment opportunities for women through Step Up DC.”
Over the past decade Hogan Lovells has contributed more than $340,000 to Calvary Women’s Services through financial donations, in-kind contributions and pro bono services. Hogan Lovells employees also regularly serve as volunteers and provide meals for women in Calvary’s transitional housing programs.
About Hogan Lovells
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About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together 190 sitting and former heads of state, more than 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,200 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.
In addition to the Annual Meeting, CGI convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States; and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. This year, CGI also convened CGI Middle East & Africa, which brought together leaders across sectors to take action on pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges.