Why invest in women and girls?
Doing so is now considered “smart and actually kind of cool,” Women Moving Millions chief executive Jacki Zehner told The New York Times.
There are currently at least 165 women’s funds around the world, according to Women Moving Millions, a group of donors aiming to empower women and girls — a far cry from the 35 women’s funds in 1985. Even known personalities such as Annie Lennox and Melinda gates are investing in women’s causes too.
Women share the same feelings and fears, wealthy or not. They are all afraid to lose their children to preventable diseases and are all against rape. And no one certainly wants to die from giving birth.
But with women facing a number of challenges, the need for more action from the government, nongovernmental organizations and even the private sector is high.
Lennox said in an NYT article: “The genocide that goes on on a daily basis, wiping out women and children — illness, poverty, rape as a weapon of war. This is not fiction.”
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