Reflecting on the Status of Women and Girls

Last week commemorated Human Rights Day, a day that recognizes the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly over 60 years ago. This milestone document advocates for the fundamental rights and freedoms that are essential for all human beings to live happy, healthy and prosperous lives. This year, [...]

Seven Women Empowered Groups Work Together to Encourage Education

Every September, parents in Ethiopia must spend money on school materials for their children. And this leaves a huge burden for those who don’t have enough income to cover extra costs. A young mother to 7-year-old Nathanael, Mame feels that financial strain of these school fees. When she was 6 months pregnant, her husband left. [...]

By | 2017-11-17T12:19:03+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Empowering Women, Ethiopia, Hardship, Youth|

International Youth Day

Heidy is a 22-year-old living with her parents in Guatemala and is the single mother of a toddler. She’s also a driven entrepreneur and community leader who’s working to build a better life for her family. Seeking financial stability, Heidy joined a Women Empowered (WE) group. The WE program provides training in record keeping, savings [...]

A Beautiful City with an Ugly Problem: Our Fight Against Human Trafficking in San Diego

  By Marissa Cardwell San Diego is a large and diverse county. It’s known for its beauty, near-perfect weather, military bases, craft beer scene, and zoo, among other attractions. But within this great city, there’s also an ugly problem silently happening in plain sight. Human trafficking. According to the FBI, San Diego is among the [...]

Giving kids in India the tools for a brighter future

July 15, 2015 marks the inauguration of the first ever World Youth Skills Day. This day was first proposed by Sri Lanka to highlight the challenges youth in developing countries face with the social, cultural and humanitarian issues that contribute to their high unemployment rates. The youth unemployment rate currently sits at 74.5 million worldwide, [...]