VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects
that advance the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
"The tank enhanced water access for patients and staff at a nearby facility and to neighboring households and schools. Previously we got water from a nearby spring which is 6km away." - Josephine (project participant) from Women in Water and Natural Resources Conservation of Kenya #WWWeek
VGIF grantees support victims of human trafficking in many ways. For example, Samrakshak Samuha Nepal (SASANE)'s 2014 project "Empowering Women Survivors through Paralegal Training" helped female survivors develop financial stability through their paralegal program which also created a local legal resource sensitive to the needs of other trafficking victims. Read about SASANE's impact in our August Flash: http://goo.gl/Esxke2.
"There was no clean drinking water in our hospital for almost 10 years. We had to bring a 10 liter bottle of water in addition to medicine when a child was taken for treatment at the hospital. I thought that it isn't possible to change this situation. But we were able to do it! There is now clean drinking water for the young patients of the hospital" says Irina on the impact of Mama-86's "Accessible Drinking Water as a Guarantee of a Healthy Nation" project in Ukraine.
As we stay up-to-date on news from "World Water Week" in Stockholm, Irina's comment highlights how critical access to fresh water can be in communities around the globe. Learn more about World Water Week here: http://www.worldwaterweek.org/