In the 21st century, access to education, a right that is often taken for granted, remains a challenge for many women and girls in countries and regions affected by humanitarian crises. Funds For Good strives to advocate and facilitate the path of those women towards education.
Studies have shown that women’s education is the single best lever for individual and societal empowerment. Such empowerment often creates a ripple effect:
- will gain independence,
- will push for positive change within their community and
- will thus help their home country to strive.
Save the Children’s work saves and improves children’s lives around the world. We are committed to helping all children achieve their full potential by ensuring they grow up healthy, receive a good education, and stay safe.
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Save the Children is gravely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of children in Afghanistan.
Afghan children are on the brink of famine. Even before recent weeks, Afghanistan already had the second-highest number of people facing starvation in the world. An estimated 5.5 million Afghan children were already projected to face crisis levels of hunger in the second half of this year.
Recurring natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, landslides and droughts have made matters worse. Leaving over half of Afghan people are living in poverty and 42% of children out of school.
We have been working in Afghanistan since 1976 to deliver life-saving services to children and their families. In 2020 alone, your support meant we could reach over 1.6 million people in Afghanistan with health, education, child protection, nutrition and livelihoods services.
For over 25 years, Women for Women International has used an integrated approach to invest in women’s power. A non-profit learning organization, Through the Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Program, they invest in women survivors of war and conflict.
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Together with her classmates, a woman breaks the isolation of war and conflict, while learning to save, build businesses, understand her rights, improve her health, and change societal rules.
They also have complementary programs for men, where they engage with men, community structures, policy makers and graduates of The Stronger Women, Stronger Nations program to address discriminatory social norms and practices, to enhance and create more opportunities for women, and provide the support women need to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.
We know women pass on their knowledge creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, Women for Women create a better world for all of us—a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.
Since 2002, the Stronger Women, Stronger Nations program has reached more than 127,000 women in five provinces in Afghanistan.