VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects
that advance the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
"The SDGs contain a specific target calling for an end to FGM. When this practice is fully abandoned, positive effects will reverberate across societies as girls and women reclaim their health, human rights and vast potential," says Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN of tomorrow's International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Join VGIF, our grantees, and other women's rights allies in calling for an end to this practice around the globe. #endfgm#empowergirls Learn more here: http://goo.gl/5sQfmU.
We were excited to welcome back Hester Betlam (VGIF's Virginia Palmer Fellow) to the office today. Staff enjoyed hearing stories from her 5 site visits to grantees in South India. Stay tuned for details and stories from her trip!
Albanian Society in Development, a 2015 grantee, uses social media and networking to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of self-examination through their Women vs. Breast Cancer project. Blerta Guxha (Project Director) says, “Each woman that learns breast self-examination from us should teach that to three others. We say that not only to women in the manufacturing industries that receive trainings but to everyone that follows us on facebook or other social networks. Information is power!”