The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund provides small grants for
grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries.
NEWS AND UPDATES
We were excited to have Jane Quaye, Executive Director of FIDA-Ghana and guest speaker at our 45th Anniversary Event, visit the office today! We wish her safe travels back home to Accra, Ghana and commend her dedication and hard work on behalf of women's and girl's human rights.
VGIF's 2013 Annual Report is now available on our publications page: http://vgif.org/static/media/uploads/publications/vgif_annualreport_r4_0915_web.pdf.
VGIF celebrates our grantees on today's International Day of Rural Women. We couldn't agree more with the UN's assessment that "rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development. Empowering them is key not only to the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities, but also to overall economic productivity, given women’s large presence in the agricultural workforce worldwide."