“When I received my first salary, my eyes nearly shed tears”
Urmila’s journey toward a career wasn’t as straightforward as she hoped. She moved to a city seeking more job opportunities, but since she didn’t have much professional experience, she was often turned away. But Urmila didn’t give up. She kept looking for safe and reliable work, and eventually heard about an initiative that helps young women become teachers — a program run in collaboration with Plan International. More information
Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Shirleen’s Story
CARE’s Shirleen Ali is helping tackle another hidden crisis which has increased dramatically in the past year — gender-based violence. More information
Afghanistan's food crisis through the eyes of a mother
To combat malnutrition, FHI 360 is working with Afghan NGOs to train front-line health and humanitarian workers to deliver emergency nutrition services to pregnant and lactating women and their infants. So far, FHI 360 and its partners have trained more than 100 people in five workshops, with more workshops scheduled. Learn more.
Back to school after two year of lockdown
Schools in Uganda have finally begun to reopen after two years of closed doors. Girls are especially vulnerable to permanently losing their education due to COVID-19, but they’re not giving up. More information.
Black tea for dinner
The worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in 40 years is painting a grim scene: Dried up wells, wilted crops and cattle dying by the thousands. In a resource-abundant region that should be boasting with life, this drought — and the hunger crisis it’s created — are plaguing communities. Children, especially girls, are paying the highest price. View photo story