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Posts tagged with ‘women’

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Press for Progress this International Women’s Day

by Anna Muir

On Thursday, March 8, communities around the world will observe International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women in their struggle for equality, peace and development. This day also serves as a call to action to continually work for a future filled with hope and opportunity for women and girls. Gender equality is vital […]

Be Bold For Change – International Women’s Day 2017

by Anna Muir

March 8 is International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate the achievements of women in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It’s also a day to inspire us to continually work for a future filled with hope and opportunity for women and girls. Around the world many women and girls live in poverty. They live […]

#PledgeForParity – International Women’s Day 2016

by Anna Muir

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the gains women are making in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It’s also a day to inspire us to continually work for a future filled with hope and opportunity for women and girls. Around the world many women and girls live in […]

Four Mothers in Guatemala find Strength in Partnership

by Anna Muir

Despite being different ages and coming from different families, Simiona, Santa, Isaura and Leona share an important similarity: they are mothers, striving to provide their families with a better quality of life. They have something else in common—all four women have had to endure the deep-rooted discrimination, inequality and poverty that continue to burden indigenous […]

Make It Happen – International Women’s Day 2015

by Karen Bokma

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the gains women are making in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It’s also a day to inspire us to continually work for a future filled with hope and opportunity for women and girls. Around the world many women and girls live in […]

Working with Women in Guatemala: Aurelia’s Story

by Karen Bokma

“My name is Aurelia Zacarias. I am an agriculture promoter from a women’s group called ‘Las florecitas’ in Guatemala. Our group was formed by the Maya-Mam Association of Research and Development (AMMID) and for the past four years we have been working to establish family gardens, plant tree nurseries and raise livestock to improve our […]

PWS&D Helps HIV-Positive Families Lead Productive Lives in Malawi

by Karen Bokma

Three years ago Shupe Mdumkuka discovered that she was HIV-positive while pregnant with her third child. She worried about whether she would transmit the disease to her baby or if she would eventually become too weak to provide for her already struggling family. In partnership with the Ekwendeni Hospital AIDS Program (EHAP), Presbyterian World Service […]

The Journey Home

by Karen Bokma

It’s a truly joyful day for Madam Paonyuug. She is finally being reunited with her family after spending 19 years living in the Gambaga Outcast Home in northern Ghana. One of the oldest women living in the camp, she fled to Gambaga after being accused of bewitching her own son. “My son got a swollen […]

Small Businesses Helping Women Rise Above Poverty in India

by Karen Bokma

Ruma Pandi often felt overwhelmed by the economic demands placed on her, living in an impoverished village in southern India. Her husband’s income from working for a construction company wasn’t enough to meet their family’s needs. Ruma struggled to manage their limited finances and ensure that their two children were healthy and able to study. […]