VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects that advance
the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Today, VGIF would like to commend the work of a former multi-year grantee, the Women's Center in Tbilsi, Georgia. Since 2007, VGIF has supported several of their projects, all dedicated to promoting women's and young girls' rights. Their most recent project made incredible differences in the community - they reported that for the first time, college level minority women started to speak about gender-based violence, healthy lifestyles, and sexually transmitted diseases due to forums they held for university students, teenagers and youth. Photo Credit: Women's Center
This week, in honor of computer scientist Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (1906 - 1992), an organization called Code.org encourages students to take an interest in computer science through the Computer Science Education Week (#CSEdWeek). VGIF supports this global initiative through our grantees who focus on promoting equal access for students wanting to pursue careers in computer technology, especially young girls around the globe. For example, former VGIF grantee, Association for Women Empowerment (AFWE), trained 200 girl students in Ghana about information and communication technology, adding for the first time a technology component to their education. Pictured below is Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (left) and students (right) from AFWE's project.
VGIF was a volunteer-driven organization for much of our past 45 years and volunteer efforts continue to be key to our work. Today -- on International Volunteer Day -- we acknowledge the tremendous work of VGIF volunteers around the globe who are making change happen locally, nationally and globally. Thank you Izumi, Michaela, Fay, Swaran, Meg, Shirley, Antonia, Claire, Rabia, Linda, Eileen, Gomathy ... and many many more.