Because When Women Thrive, the Whole World Thrives.

Our Issues

Women & Poverty in Africa

A look at the numbers

Around the world, women and girls are working to break free of poverty, hunger, violence, and inequality. Women Thrive Worldwide stands with them, amplifying their voices to realize transformational change in international assistance and U.S. policies.

Education for Girls.

Girls make up three in five of the 71 million children on the planet who do not attend school. And while enrollment rates for girls have climbed in recent years, girls still often lack access to meaningful educational opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge that will help them thrive.

Women Thrive works with grassroots partners around the world to champion policies that increase learning opportunities for girls, including improving literacy and math skills and expanding access to technology and educational venues, such as vocational schools and training. Learn more »

Women, Economic Opportunity, and Poverty.

Women and girls are more likely to live in poverty than their male counterparts. We work with local women to fight social inequality and discrimination against working women in developing countries and promote economic opportunities, equal rights, and fair pay for women and girls. Learn more »

Violence Against Women and Girls.

The World Health organization estimates that one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence or abuse in her lifetime.

Women Thrive works for transformational change to reduce, prevent, and address domestic violence, rape, bride burnings, dowry deaths and other kinds of violence against women and girls. Learn more »

Women and World Hunger.

More than 840 million people on the planet are considered “food insecure.” Women make up more than 60 percent of the world’s hungry. Yet, the World Bank estimates that as many as 150 million fewer people would go hungry if women had equal access to agricultural resources.

Women Thrive advocates for policies to empower women farmers and help them feed their communities and help end world hunger. Learn more »

Women and International Assistance. 

The research is compelling. When women thrive, so do their families, communities, and countries.  But too often, global policies are not designed with women at the table or their needs in mind. In fact, registered women participants at 2014 World Economic Forum fell 2 percent—from just 17 percent in 2011. 

Together, we can change the status quo and empower women and girls to break free from poverty, violence, hunger, and inequality. Learn more »