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Why We Need More Girls Who Read

It has been six weeks since the northern Nigerian extremist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped nearly 300 school girls in broad daylight. (Boko Haram literally translates to “Western-imposed thinking is forbidden by Islam”). The sheer audacity of the abductions is perhaps...

Women, Water, and Hope for Equality

The hills of Rwanda tell a story all their own. It was here, 20 years ago, that a nation’s darkest chapter unfolded in a 100-day massacre that wiped out more than a million innocent victims. Memories of the hate-infused slaughter cast long shadows on Rwanda’s rising...

Empowering Lives at Christmas

This Christmas, we invite you to join us as we empower women in Northern Uganda, where Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) produced an entire generation of child mothers—now struggling to find stability as adults. Watch Gifts of Hope | Vocational Training from...

A Woman-Sized Task: How Holistic Empowerment is Changing a Continent

There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. No other policy is as likely to raise economic productivity, or to reduce infant and maternal mortality. No other policy is as sure to improve nutrition and promote health – including...
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