COVID-19 is compromising significant recent progress made towards global girls’ education equity, as schools close and migration increases. The painful and protracted interruptions to girls’ education are a global emergency, with incalculable potential losses to follow.
Mary Yeboah and Koluchi Odiegwu—two second year college students—have raised over $32,000 for remote villages in Africa whose inhabitants are facing mass hunger caused by the coronavirus.
“We saw a correlation of how COVID-19 and hunger were affecting a target demographic. We knew we had to bring attention to it.”
Ms. sat down with CARE CEO and president Michelle Nunn to discuss what to do when it seems like “everything is on fire”; the differences between Ebola and COVID; and countless examples of women leaders stepping up for the sake of their communities.
In setting priorities and developing action plans, we need to listen to the women who know best what their communities need and how those needs change over time.
We know that mothers across the world move mountains every day to give their children a brighter future—despite the challenges they face. They are nurturing, resilient and resourceful.
Rafiki—an award-winning new lesbian romance film by Wanuri Kahiu, Kenyan director, producer and author—has lost its long-endured Freedom of Expression ruling in Kenya’s high courts. In support of Kahiu, in protest of any, and all, anti-LGBTQ legislation, we can all join in a small act of civil disobedience and solidarity by streaming Rafiki—now available on Amazon Prime!
After Kakenya Ntaiya achieved her own education goals, she decided to go back to Kenya and give back to her rural community by redefining what girls’ lives should look like. So, in 2009, she started a school where girls could be girls, not wives.
Nine traditional chiefs have partnered with USAID and DFID over the last five years to demarcate and document the land rights of 30,000 women farmers across Zambia and Mozambique.
Aftershocks reverberated worldwide in the wake of Donald Trump’s vulgar and hate-filled comments about Haitian and African immigrants on January 11, 2018, when he reportedly used the word “shithole” to describe their countries of origin. His striking lack of compassion in that moment was startling, but no words can describe the added cruelty of maligning Haiti one day before a painful anniversary when memories of trauma and unfathomable loss inevitably resurface.
The Maasai women of Kenya achieve economic independence while supporting wildlife through traditional beadwork.