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!
“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......
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.
What does makeup have to do with solar power? This organization is using the Avon model to address gender inequality through energy access by having female entrepreneurs buy and sell solar technologies!
"I was eager to show my family the continent of Africa, the last stop on our adventure, and where I trace my ancestral roots on my father’s side. It’s a place where I spend much of my time working for the organization I founded that makes food for malnourished children."
When she graduated from high school in Nairobi, Kenya, Miriam Wambui had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. Then she heard about Nairobits—a nonprofit that offers Kenyan youths training in information computer technology, as well as programs in entrepreneurship, life skills, and reproductive health.
International Day of the Girl is all about promoting girls' rights and talking about the inequalities that still exist between girls and boys, but also celebrating the incredible things girls around the world are achieving. Read about five girls who are shaking things up in a BIG way!