A group of women meets at a health post to discuss issues of common concern to their community in the south of Ethiopia. Photo by: Nena Terrell/USAID Ehiopia / CC BY-NC

Now in its third week, She Builds continues to create buzz on social media. And it's not only women who've been talking.

Africa Fatherhood

@girleffect I father two girls — ten and eight! The personal is the political #girls #SheBuilds you give me hope for their future

via @FathersAfrica

Irshad Danish

Why invest in #girlseducation? To make an impact http://ow.ly/uKYjn  #SheBuilds @womensworldbnkg @sfallender @MalalaFund @GeneralMills

via @Irshaddanish

Yemurai Nyoni

@WomenDeliver #shebuilds It takes courage for a young person to rise & offer a solution 2 challenges in #Africa & even more 2 support them

via @YNyoni

Akwu Ogbadu

Nations’ sustains economic prosperity with women’s full economic participation. #SheBuilds Read more here: http://ow.ly/uPUlc  #Women

via @goldendov

Jason Brooke

public sector change needs to happen too! women hold just 20% of cabinet positions worldwide http://bit.ly/1d3Y2rY \ #SheBuilds

via @JasonRBrooke

Eric Kacou

For emerging economies to create inclusive growth, women must have the right to own businesses: http://ow.ly/unzsZ  #SheBuilds RT @devex

via @eric_kacou

Moses Egunyu

@wdn A strong network offers a platform for women to get together and dialogue, share experiences and learn from other women #SheBuilds

via @MosesEgunyu

Ian Murdoch

20-30% more food could be grown by women smallholder farms if they had same access to ag resources as men http://ow.ly/uIWAL  #SheBuilds

via @IanABMurdoch

On Facebook, Boua Mamadou Kone acknowledged that success stories about empowering women are everywhere, but progress on women and girls’ rights remains unsteady.

#SheBuilds will continue through the first week of April, and there are many ways for you to get involved. Click here to find out more.

The views in this opinion piece do not necessarily reflect Devex's editorial views.

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