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International Women's Day in Egypt

8 March 2014 – International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.  Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of […]

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silk weaver working

Silk for success

The Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre (SWDC) in remote Stung Treng province, northern Cambodia, guarantees employment opportunities for disadvantaged women.  It does this through providing 6 months of silk weaving training, with accommodation for the women and a nursery for their young children.  This NGO also provides social welfare support to the Stung Treng community, […]

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New girls' toilets provided by HWF

Refurbishment and installing sanitation facilities improves school attendance

  The Health and Water Foundation in Kisii, west Kenya is refurbishing local schools and providing sanitation facilities to improve the school attendance of pupils, particular girls.  The school refurbishment ensures that the classrooms and the outside areas will not be affected by the rains and can remain in use.  The hygiene and sanitation facilities […]

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Women having literacy classes at Stung Treng Women's Development Centre, Cambodia

Literacy, healthcare and numeracy skills offered to women in rural Cambodia

Education in literacy, numeracy and healthcare (alongside vocational training) is offered by the Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre in remote Stung Treng province in Northern Cambodia. Following the National Policy to empower women, education is a prime area of need. Of the 37% of Cambodians who are illiterate. Around 49% of the total literate population in Cambodia has […]

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Photo of a Ghanaian woman and her baby

Family learning in Ghana

PAAJAF have developed family learning projects in Gbawe, Ghana. This town has high levels of adult illiteracy which is trapping families in extreme poverty, stopping them from being able to find jobs or even access crucial medical information. Longer term PAAJAF’s aim is to establish a new primary school which will also serve as a community adult education […]

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