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Where would the women of the world be without you? We all know that poverty alleviation is extremely difficult, but we also know that helping the poor is our generation's calling.

The 2012 Fairness Award Honoree Her Excellency Ms. Joyce Banda, the President of the Republic of Malawi.

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2013 Award Ceremony Honorees


Joyce Banda

Her Excellency
Tarja Halonen

President of Finland 2000-2012




Susan Berresford

President of the Ford Foundation 1996-2007






Zeinab Al-Momani

President of Specific Union for Women Farmers in Jordan




Fairness Award Mistress of Ceremonies

Andrea Roane

Weekday Morning Anchor WUSA9





Musical Guest

Shemekia Copeland




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2013 Fairness Award

We are so thankful to everyone who came out to the 2013 Fairness Award and all of your friends and partners who were not able to join us. Click on the link to below to view the full 2013 Fairness Award ceremony!

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A Message from GFI




The 2013 Fairness Award was a huge success! Hundreds of guests attended, including both grassroots and grasstops leaders, sponsors, friends, and volunteers. The night was filled with inspiring people, words, and entertainment. WUSA9 Anchor Andrea Roane was an amazing MC!


None of this would have been possible without your support! Thank you for believing in GFI and helping to make the 2013 Fairness Award such an exciting, rewarding and productive event! And a larger-than-life thank you to our phenomenal Sponsors!

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