Blog: Africa

March 8 is International Women's Day

It's no secret that there is a global disparity between opportunities for women and men. Women in developing nations, or in areas of extreme poverty, are particularly vulnerable to the gender gap. 

This Friday is International Women's Day, and the theme this year is "Balance for Better." The statistics below illustrate the imbalance we see in some countries today. But at GHNI, we're hopeful that someday soon, we'll see a balance for women and men in opportunity, education, income, and security. 

 

3 Ways Men Can Support International Women's Day

This Friday, March 8, is recognized as International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day was first recognized by the United Nations in 1975, and it has been celebrated annually ever since.

Internationalwomensday.com describes the goal of this day as “celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”

Profitable Harvest Inspires Dedication

Tuti Village, Ethiopia

 

Healing Through Relationships

Ezbit el Nakhl Village, Egypt

 

Women of Ezbit el Nakhl​​

 

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Supporting Successful Seamstresses

Ezbit el Amir Village, Egypt

 

Women of Ezbit el Amir

 

During the last three months, we visited 13 families in their homes, and we did follow-ups for the sewing machines project. We fixed four sewing machines and helped two ladies find factories that would hire them. Next quarter, we're going to keep doing follow-ups for the sewing machines project. We're also going to help them by fixing their machines and giving them new ideas for sewing.

 

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Empowering the Next Generation

Upper Egypt Village Cluster, Egypt

 

The Children’s Development Program in Bani Mazar is one of the most active programs in Upper Egypt and the children have varied skills in drawing, coloring, drama, and using beads. We inspired the children by giving them gifts to create and encouraged them to continue to develop their skills.

 

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