Women and girls are often the faces of poverty, yet they are essential to overcoming it.
- 99% of maternal deaths happen in developing countries.
- Worldwide, nearly 1 in 4 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are neither employed nor in education or training – compared to 1 in 10 boys.
- Over 2.7 billion women don’t have the same work opportunities as men, with laws restricting the types of jobs they can do
The good news is our charity partners listed below are working to ensure women and girls are set up for safety and success. Their programs include women’s savings groups, education to eliminate gender-based violence, training community health workers and midwives, increasing female opportunities and more.
Explore the resources below to see the impact of their work.