Upcoming Events

March 2019


Thursday, March 14 – DFW Panel at CSW63

FREE event open to the public
8:30am to 10:00am
Green Room
4 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036

DFW will once again sponsor a panel at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York City in March. The event is open to the public and DFW members are encouraged to attend if they are able to.

TITLE:  Achieving Sustainable Impact: Gender Equity Through Social Protection Systems is Imperative

PANELISTS: The panel will be moderated by DFW Director of Grants and Partnerships Dr. Veena Khandke and UNICEF USA rep Mansi Mehta and will include Beth Ellen Holimon, DFW President, a UNICEF representative, and representatives of DFW grantees: Bond Street Theater, African People and Wildlife, and Integrate Health.

Linking gender equality with sustainable development is a moral and ethical imperative of our times. Increasingly, economic, political and environmental shocks disproportionately impact women and girls, their livelihoods and future prospects. Over the past decade notable progress has been made with increases in school enrollment rates for girls, and decreases in maternal mortality, childhood mortality and morbidity rates. Much remains to be done to strengthen the political, health and educational infrastructure and strengthening of social protection systems to sustain these positive gains. In this interactive discussion, NGOs, UN organizations, practitioners and beneficiaries will share, trends, best practices, and examples from the field.

For more info, email veena@diningforwomen.org.

There are 400 similar events that are part of CSW63, many of which include other DFW grantees.  You can view the full schedule here.  These events are free and open to the public.



Thursday, March 21 – International Connections of Houston

10:00am – 12:00pm, CST
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77055

The International Connections of Houston invites Dining for Women, the largest educational giving circle dedicated to transforming the lives of women and girls in the developing world and Chef Anita Jaisinghani from the restaurant Pondicheri to share with us the importance of food to bring people together and learn about new cultures/traditions.



Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26 – Women, War & Peace II on PBS

9-11 pm (Check local listings)

The original, groundbreaking documentary series Women, War & Peace premiered on PBS in 2011. Women, War & Peace II, executive produced by Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker for Fork Films and Stephen Segaller for THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, will air on PBS on March 25 and 26, 2019. Women, War & Peace II demonstrates how some of the biggest international stories of recent memory are shaped by women. An all-female cast of directors present four never-before-told stories about women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.



April 2019


Sunday, April 7 – Learn About Dining for Women in Columbia, SC

FREE event open to the public
3 pm to 4:30 pm
Lexington County Public Library
5440 Augusta Road
Lexington, SC  29072

Join us for coffee, tea, and snacks and learn what a local Dining for Women chapter is all about. Our special guest is Susan Stall, Chair of the Board for the national organization of Dining for Women.

RSVPs required by clicking here.

For more information, contact Meredith Stoudenmire at 843-478-9936 or email car2@diningforwomen.org.