We believe gender equity is not just a goal — it's a necessity. And because of you, it's becoming a reality.
Your love is empowering women from around the globe to champion inclusive sustainable livelihoods, health care access and local capacity strengthening in their communities.
Together, we are building a future where every woman and girl has the opportunity to thrive. Meet our changemakers.
Changemaker Rosette is a doctor and project facilitator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who is breaking gender barriers and preventing gender-based violence (GBV) in her community. As part of the Tushinde Ujeuri project, Rosette supports survivors of violence with trauma counseling and therapy while ensuring women can access free medical, psychological, and legal care. As a facilitator, she also trains and empowers others in her community to recognize opportunities for women’s advancement.
"Women are underestimated in our community," Rosette said. "Women didn't know they could have their own role. They thought only men should make decisions. But since the training, a woman now knows that she also contributes to her community and her home. She must have a voice."
With your support, and dedicated women like Rosette, we are establishing community-based networks to prevent and respond to GBV with the goal of combatting stigma, reducing violence and improving care for survivors.
Changemaker Libranita is a charismatic leader in the Cinta Rakyat community of North Sumatra, Indonesia. She is a vital member of the Multisectoral Collaboration for Inclusive Health & Opportunities for Women (MECIHO) project, made possible by your kindness and funding from The Starbucks Foundation.
Before Libranita's community participated in the MECIHO project, there was a lack of understanding about sanitation and hygiene. After waste management training, she encouraged her community to establish a garbage bank, a place where waste with economic value can be collected, recycled and sold for additional income. These women-led garbage banks are bringing awareness to good waste management while strengthening women's leadership.
"When I am involved in the garbage bank, I feel happy and proud," Libranita said. "We are also protecting our environment and serve as an example for others."