VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects
that advance the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Happy Women’s Equality Day! Today marks 96 years since women in the United States were granted the right to vote with the certification of the 19th Amendment.
Congratulations to Graduate Women International’s (GWI) newly elected President, Geeta Desai! She is pictured here with VGIF’s Board President, Jeri Rhodes, at GWI's 32nd Triennial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
NGO Center for Civic Society Development Source, located in Ukraine, is one of VGIF’s new project grantees. Their 2016 project aims to educate 40 girls, ages 15-18, on their rights and preventative measures against sexual violence; these 40 girls would then go on to train another 40 girls. The project also plans on generating a mobile app to provide girls with a resource if put in a dangerous situation and forming a club where boys will be invited to attend in order to cultivate respect and understanding for girls.