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Virginia Masson

United States

  • City, State: Troy, Michigan
  • Geographic Location: North America
  • Age: 54

About me:

I am an artist, a mother and an avid peace maker with a deep desire to connect with people from all over the world and hear their stories.

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I am building a company that will provide products, services and educational materials supporting peace, human rights and deep connection.

I'm passionate about:

Peace, human rights, conflict resolution, world-wide connection, the preservation of threatened cultures and the ways that women are learning to connect and use their wisdom and power to change the world.


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Discover the Hunger Project

Discover the Hunger Project

The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger by empowering millions of women and men in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In India they successfully train women to lead village councils. Learn about THP and contribute to their noble cause. (English)

Give Your Words Power

Give Your Words Power

Comandanta Esther captivated the Mexican Congress with her 2001 speech-you can be as compelling with a speech of your own!  Learn valuable speech writing and delivering techniques at iKNOW Politics. (English)

Tap Into Women

Tap Into Women's Art in Mexico

Love I.M.O.W.? Then check out this incredible women's museum in Mexico that celebrates contemporary Mexican women artists. MUMA features captivating, controversial and political artwork such as Lorena Wolffer's renowned performance piece on the femicides in Ciudad Juarez. (Spanish)


Want to Get Closer to the Truth?

Want to Get Closer to the Truth?

Filmmaker Jill Friedberg's 2006 film, "Un poquito de tanta verdad" (A Little Bit of So Much Truth) is a feature-length documentary that follows the women leaders in Oaxaca as they take over the Channel 9 News. Learn more about the project and organize a screening. (English, Spanish)


Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign

Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign

Women’s right to equal citizenship is guaranteed by the majority of Arab constitutions, as well as by international law. Yet across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the Gulf, women are denied their right to nationality – a crucial component of citizenship. Such laws send the message that women do not enjoy a direct relationship with the state, but must access their citizenship rights through mediation of a male family member, such as a father or a husband. Until women in the MENA and Gulf regions are recognized as full nationals and citizens, they cannot participate fully in public life, nor claim the other rights to which they are entitled as equal members of their societies. Please lend your support to the campaign. Send a message of solidarity to WLP campaign partners who are coordinating the national and regional campaigns to raise awareness of the issue, advocate for change, and mobilize support to modify discriminatory legislation.

The International Violence Against Women Act

The International Violence Against Women Act

The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is a historic and unprecedented effort of the U.S. government to take leadership in establishing an overall and integrated approach to respond and address violence against women and girls internationally. The Act establishes a Coordinator to Combat Violence Against Women Internationally. The time is now to capitalize on this awareness and support and to enact this comprehensive vision to address the problem of violence against women.

Equality Without Reservation Campaign

Equality Without Reservation Campaign

Sign a petition to support the Equality Without Reservation Campaign, which appeals to all Arab Governments for the withdrawal of reservations and the ratification of the Optional Protocol to CEDAW.

Sign a Condolence Card and Show Your Allegiance to Farm Workers

Sign a Condolence Card and Show Your Allegiance to Farm Workers

Add your name to the online condolence card for the family of Maria Isabel, 17-year old heat stroke victim and pledge to do what you can so that other farm worker families do not have to suffer the agony that their family is enduring.

Design a Political Poster

Design a Political Poster

Favianna designs incredible political posters and puts them online for all social activist use. In the service of social justice, use freely those black and white stickers in any and all of your leaflets, newsletters, banners and picket signs. Browse the artwork.

Frontera Women's Foundation

Learn more about how you can support the nonprofit group based in El Paso, Texas that recently launched new scholarship program for girls from low-income families in Juarez, Mexico.

Help End Violence Against Women and Girls: Sign the I-VAWA Petition!

Help End Violence Against Women and Girls: Sign the I-VAWA Petition!

It's estimated that 1 out of 3 women worldwide will be the victim of violence or abuse at some point in their lives. This must stop.

The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), is a bill now before Congress that, if passed, would, for the first time, comprehensively incorporate these solutions into all U.S. foreign assistance programs - solutions such as promoting women's economic opportunity, addressing violence against girls in school, and working to change public attitudes - bring about transformational change. Please urge Congress to make the IVAWA a reality for the millions of women worldwide it would affect by signing the petition.

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