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The Marketplace at Together Women Rise features partners that support gender equality around the world. Making it your first stop for gifts, home goods and more multiplies the power of your purchase by supporting women artisans and Together Women Rise. Support the partners below and find more at


The mission of Rumi Spice is to use spice as a force for good. It direct sources the highest quality spices from rural farmers and women in Afghanistan to help provide reliable wages and economic stability. Rumi Spice is on a mission to create connections to the vibrant culture of the Middle East, its delicious food, and its people. It believes that when Americans are shown the story of the Afghan people, they can come to know the vibrancy of the region and people, not just war and strife. Rumi Spice’s mission is to create those connections and with them, peace. It is the largest private employer of women in Afghanistan. As of 2023, Rumi Spice supports 10,000 livelihoods in Afghanistan, and hopes to be supporting 100,000 livelihoods within the next 5 years. Shop HERE and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Together Women Rise.

Handmade by Friendship Bridge provides skills, learning experiences, education, and technical assistance to empower women artisan entrepreneurs of Friendship Bridge to reach their potential to sell their handmade products independently in local, national, and international markets. All Handmade by Friendship Bridge products, including handbags, jewelry, scarves, home decor, and ornaments are made in accordance with Fair Trade guidelines. Enter Together21 as the coupon code (on the “Discount Code” box) at check-out to receive a 10% discount, and to have Together Women Rise receive 10% of the proceeds from sales. Books and sale items are excluded. Visit Handmade by Friendship Bridge here. (Note: Friendship Bridge is a former Together Women Rise grantee.)

Investing in women is the basis for prosperity and peace in our world, and the Women’s Peace Collection is doing its part. Each item in this online, fair-trade store speaks to this hopeful vision: women’s hands are a force for peace. The site sells jewelry, scarves, baskets, bags and more made by women from around the world who are rebuilding their lives in the shadows of war, civil strife or crippling poverty. All of the products are handcrafted, sustainable and will help empower women entrepreneurs. Together Women Rise receives 10% of sales by mentioning Together Women Rise in the “Note to Women’s Peace Collection” during checkout. Visit Women’s Peace Collection here.



Guardians of the Trees

By Kinari Webb.

Featured in April 2024 at the Together Women Rise Book Club

Kinari is also the founder of Rise past grantee Health in Harmony.
Full of hope and optimism, Kinari Webb takes us on an exhilarating, galvanizing journey across the world, sharing her passion for the natural world and for humanity. In our current moment of crisis, Guardians of the Trees is an essential roadmap for moving forward and the inspiring story of one woman’s quest to heal the world.

When Webb first traveled to Indonesian Borneo at 21 to study orangutans, she was both awestruck by the beauty of her surroundings and heartbroken by the rainforest destruction she witnessed. As she got to know the local communities, she realized that their need to pay for expensive healthcare led directly to the rampant logging, which in turn imperiled their health and safety even further. Webb realized her true calling was at the intersection of medicine and conservation.

After graduating with honors from the Yale School of Medicine, Webb returned to Borneo, listening to local communities about their solutions for how to both protect the rainforests and improve their lives.

Join the Together Women Rise Book Club at 8 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, April 23.

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

By Melinda Gates

This bestselling book is now available in paperback. From Amazon: A debut from Melinda French Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment.
“How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.”
For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.


Girl Rising

Fifth anniversary version of the documentary film – Available to rent or buy on Amazon.

From Amazon: This special edition of Girl Rising commemorates the stories of nine incredible girls – striving beyond circumstance, pushing past limits. Their dreams, their voices, their remarkable stories – captured in an unforgettable film about the power of education.