Mark International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women by learning about Safecity, an online platform that encourages anonymous reporting of sexual violence, both to collect data, and to give women a space to be heard.
Today alone, women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa will waste 21 million hours fetching water for their families. However, when a clean water access point comes to a community, those women are given the most wonderful gift–the gift of time.
As more Africans move out of poverty, job creation is the necessary next step and having bright young women at the helm providing employment is a way of directly addressing and eradicating the adverse effects poverty has on women!
Despite the funny name, the goal of Husbands’ Schools is serious: to involve men in health promotion and foster a change in behavior in their communities. The need was twofold: the vast gender inequality and staggering number of maternal deaths in the country.
Ara sees it as a critical duty to recruit thousands of bone marrow donors of African descent so that blood cancer and anemia patients will have a higher probability of finding a match and a greater likelihood of recovery from these diseases!
“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” –Social activist and writer Marge Piercy Simply put, the Caterpillar Foundation’s mission is to alleviate poverty and place people on the path to prosperity. As we work to address the root causes, systematic injustices an......
Caterpillar Foundation has learned from its business and years of philanthropic work that the bigger the project, the better the team needs to be! "Together. Stronger" is our effort to build the best team possible… because ending extreme poverty is something that will take all of us.
It's probably not hard to imagine that electricity is critical to all aspects of development. And Malawi's situation isn't singular: Across sub-Saharan Africa, 7 out of 10 people don't have access to electricity.
In the forests of Southwest Cameroon, there’s a beautiful village named Babubock with puddles of mocha-colored water and a broken handpump in front of the school compound. Now, this community is partnering with Water Collective to make a big change.
We all have a role in creating a sustainable future for us and our planet. Tracking these goals on eradicating extreme poverty, inequality, disease, and social injustice is not a small task. We need new ideas on how to do this and how to empower people to get involved.