Lack of access to electricity and modern energy sources profoundly limits economic development, constrains people’s life chances and traps millions in extreme poverty.
Girls & Women
Poverty affects women and girls disproportionately.
Know the issues and take action.
Take a moment to remember the last time you felt hungry. If you’re anything like me, you probably felt tired, irritable, maybe unfocussed. Isn’t it crazy that today, 842 million people are affected by hunger? That means 1 in 8 people in the world struggle with the ability to learn, work and care for their families because they are hungry. Click here to read more
Tell world leaders to act on Ebola NOW.
World leaders are gathering THIS WEEK for emergency Ebola meetings at the United Nations. But we need them to do more than just talk at these meetings. We need them to take action.
Sign our petition:
Dear Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,
We're counting on you to pressure world leaders to quickly make bold commitments and help end the Ebola epidemic now.
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Africare is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities.
The Sustainable Energy for All initiative brings together top-level leadership from all sectors of society – governments, business and civil society. Working together, we can achieve a broad-based transformation of the world’s energy systems and build a more prosperous, healthier, cleaner and safer world for this and future generations.
Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. We combine the breakthrough potential of solar technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.
Practical Action works alongside communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face. We see technology as a vital contributor to people’s livelihoods. Our definition of technology includes physical infrastructure, machinery and equipment, knowledge and skills and the capacity to organise and use all of these.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to mobilize high-level national and donor commitments toward the goal of universal adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels. Its ambitious but achievable goal is to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020.
The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all.
Why Girls & Women?
Girls and women in developing nations are the most adversely affected by extreme poverty – but as their potential is realized they are elevating families and communities into healthy prosperity. We believe it’s important to show the challenges, and most importantly, the progress being made across the board. This page is dedicated to that purpose.
When women earn more, they spend it on food, healthcare, and education for their children..
JUST ONE extra year of primary school education boosts girls' eventual wages by 10-20%.
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