VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects
that advance the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
VGIF-funded projects often yield unexpected positive outcomes. Through their 2014 project to train women in the production, marketing, and sale of pineapples, Participatory Research and Development Program (PARADEP) partnered with local Kenyan banks to educate their female participants on accessing accounts, saving money, and getting loans. PARADEP reported that the women felt empowered to ask for loans and accounts following the training thus enhancing the sustainability of their businesses.
Many thanks to our #CSW59 delegation for representing VGIF at the two week forum. Their participation helped inform new contacts about our work to empower women and girls around the world and kept VGIF appraised of the content and major points of many high level meetings. A special thanks to Susan Russell, Convener of the UN Committee, for her great leadership in coordinating our efforts! Susan is pictured below with Margret Joeji and 3 VGIF UN interns.
VGIF's young professionals network met in New York City last night to hear about our experience at #CSW59 and to learn more about Margret Joeji's human rights work with Light Trust - India. Guests were struck by Margret's passion and dedication to empowering local Dalit women, men, and children through Light Trust's array of programs. Many thanks to Board Member, Meg Chappell, for her great work coordinating the evening!