Success Stories

Empowering Communities for Better Maternal Health

A young pregnant woman in rural Tanzania prepares to give birth at home with a traditional birth attendant (TBA), a common experience for most expectant Tanzanian mothers. But the baby is big and the young mother may face complications in delivery, so the TBA recommends that the woman give birth at a nearby health facility.

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CURE-ing Patriarchy through Art and Activism

In 2004, a group of feminist activists came together with the goal of educating and empowering Bosnian Herzegovinian citizens to embrace diversity and end gender-based violence. These were the seeds of CURE Foundation, an organization that has since earned the reputation of being one of the most visible non-profit human rights groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Energy, enthusiasm and passion for women’s empowerment are embodied in everything CURE does. Even their name, pronounced TSOO-reh in local languages, is an informal expression used throughout the Balkans to describe assertive and sometimes sassy young women.

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Top 10 Wins for Women's Movements

On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the Global Fund for Women (GFW) looks back over the past year and celebrates some of the extraordinary victories won by women’s movements around the world. From progressive new national and international legislation to mass mobilizations for peace, we celebrate the hard work of our grantee partners. These 10 victories remind us that despite enormous odds, women are paving the way to a more just and equal world.

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Right to Decide: Católicas Por El Derecho A Decidir

As the winds of change in South America shift toward leftist, self-proclaimed “progressive” governments, the political and social reality for women becomes more regressive. Nowhere is this more evident than in Argentina, where abortion is illegal and access to contraceptives and reproductive health is severely limited in many areas.

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Economic Justice: Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action

Nazira is a single woman from Aarsal, a rural village in northern Lebanon. As the sole provider for her extended family, Nazira first approached CRTD-A for economic skills training. Today she is president of the local women’s association.

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