Girls often face barriers to achieving their dreams, but the supportive environment at the Peace Corps' Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp in southern Ghana helped them talk about the difficulties—and their goals!
As we celebrate Human Rights Day this year, we can look to Albie Sachs and his work toward a free and fair South Africa to learn about how we can make a difference.
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!
Economic empowerment made possible by connectivity isn’t just good news for women-- women and girls invest 90% of their earned income into their families and communities!
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 and long term effects of extreme poverty, we know we cannot do this alone. It will take collaboration between public, private and non-profit entities. Together, we are stronger. To that end,...
A recycled soap is so much more than what meets the eye: It can help prevent death and disease, allows for community empowerment, saves waste, AND provides employment. It’s one simple solution to a big problem—and benefits every stakeholder in the process.
By Razan Azzarkani, ONE Faith Outreach and Mobilization Intern Spiritual leaders have always been at the forefront of social justice issues. Check out these quotes from faith leaders on fighting poverty, practicing compassion, and working towards creating a more equitable world! Abdu’l-Baha (Baha’i Faith) “Hearts must be so cemented together, love must become so dominant that the rich shall most willingly extend assistance to the poor and take steps to establish these economic adjustments permanently.” Abdul Baha; Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Guru Nanak Dev Ji (Sikh Guru) “Make compassion the...
A new patch for women is helping supplement iodine-deficient diets in a fashionable, innovative way. Photo: Lifesaving Dot/Facebook Priti Salian is a Bangalore-based journalist. A version of this piece was originally published here by Take Part. Ashwini Raut, 25, leads a healthy, happy life right now in her hometown in rural Maharashtra, India, as she plans her upcoming wedding and looks forward to starting a family. But it was only recently that she learned her long-term health was at risk. The soil of the land...