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November 2013

Violence Against Women Forum

VAM Board Member, Janet Edna Nyame, represented VAM at the Violence Against Women Forum in Takoradi, Ghana.

October 2013

Visit to Equatorial Guinea

VAM President and Board Members where invited to Equatorial Guinea on a Fact Finding mission. Our team was invited by the 1st Lady, H.E. Constancia Mangue De Obiang, to visit programs that have been provided to help the people.

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August 2013

11th Annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration

Mrs. Randall represented VAM at the 11th Annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration held in Los Angeles, CA. This event was hosted by one of our collaborating organizations, Reed For Hope Foundation (www.ReedForHope.org).

June 2013

Millennium Development Goals: 2013 Women's Progress Awards Gala

The Board of Directors of Voices of African Mothers along with the Reed for Hope Foundation and Bethesda Counsel extended an invitation to celebrate our First Annual presentation of the: "Millennium Development Goals: 2013 Women's Progress Award"

This award acknowledges the unwavering leadership, accomplishments, contributions and commitment of the courageous First Ladies of Africa and other women in senior leadership positions. Thanks to their efforts, the 2012 Millennium Development Goals' annual assessment noted that three (3) goals have been met ahead of the 2015 target date. This important event provided three (3) days of networking and socializing with international dignitaries and delegates. A brief summary of events:

We sincerely hope everyone enjoyed being an essential part of this historic evening as a sponsor or a guest!

Please view our Souvenir Gala Journal here!

April 2013

US Doctors for Africa's 2nd Annual Summit

Mrs. Randall represented VAM at the US Doctors for Africa's 2nd Annual Summit. A coalition of African First Ladies in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the African Union Commission to the United States, was held in Los Angeles, CA with American business leaders and foreign assistance agencies to improve health care for women and children in Africa. (www.usdfa.org)

March 2013

International Women's Day Conference

VAM Board Member, Janet Edna Nyame, represented VAM at the International Women's Day conference in Takoradi, Ghana. The international theme was “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”.

March 8, 2013

“A Harvest of Shame!”

VAM hosted a workshop with experts presenting the argument on how it is time to Harvest this Shame – uncover and discuss the shame of HIV/AIDS and violence against women and girls. Also, uncover the responsibilities of both men and women relating to caregiving – what has been accomplished in recent years and what is still being kept quiet.

Open here for VAM's final report from CSW57


June 14, 2012

The Voices of African Mothers (VAM) is an Organizing Partner of the Women Major Group for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Join our side event and panel discussion...
"Impact of Plastics on the Environment and Health of Women and Children"
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14 June 2012
13:30-15:00 in Room T-2

The Voices of African Mothers and their supporters have, as one of their ultimate goals, the presentation and establishment of a working alternative for sustainable community development opportunities during the build up to, through, and beyond Rio+20. VAM invites others of goodwill to join them to help develop a sustainable alternative that will influence the global plastics industry. Together they hope to bring about the changes needed to yield greater Global and Women’s Health reforms.

Visit conference web site for more details

March 1, 2012

"Plastic" - The Impact on Rural Women and Children
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM

Church Center for the United Nations
The Drew Room, Ground Floor
777 UN Plaza, cor. 1st Ave and 44th St.
New York, NY

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Nana Fosu-Randall received the Distinguished Leadership and Humanitarian Service Award from the National Council of Women of the United States

Member of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)


Listed in the 2010/2011 Yearbook of International Organizations

Named Co-Chair for Women’s Major Group of the Rio+20 Process

Registered as a Partner in Development with EuropeAid


Selected as Official “Coordinating Partner” for the UN/DESA Secretariat for CSD 18-19 and a co-chair in charge of organizing and facilitating the Women Major Group of the RIO+20 Sustainable Development Summit for 2011

Member of Conference of NonGovernmental Organizations (CONGO) in Consultative Relationship with the UN


Granted Special Consultative Status to the UN by ECOSOC


VAM-Tz is registered in Tanzania


Receives 501(c)3 Charitable Organization Status


Registered in the State of New York


June: The Inauguration of Voices of African Mothers, M-Plaza Hotel, Accra, Ghana

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