Thank You, CityVille2 Players!

By participating in the CityVille2 charity promotion for Global Fund for Women you're making it possible for women and girls around the world to get the education they need to lead their families, communities, and countries.

Schoolgirls in Ghana, holding books and pencils, smile from a window

Do you want to live in a world where gender doesn’t limit one’s access to education? We do too! Global Fund for Women partners with grassroots organizations to build a better world and break down barriers that stop women and girls from going to school.

Group of smiling little girls at a fishing village school in Vietnam

What happens when women and girls are educated?

One additional year of school for women and girls can increase their wages by at least 10 percent

In India, women with formal schooling are more likely to resist violence

In rural Uganda, women with secondary schooling are 3 times less likely to be HIV positive

In the West African country of Benin, one of those barriers is safety. After Nehivena’s sixth grade teacher sexually abused her at school, he left her badly hurt and alone in the classroom. With difficulty, the 12-year-old made her way home where her mother immediately took her for medical care and contacted the police. The officer referred Nehivena’s mother to SIN-DO, a Global Fund for Women grantee that stepped in to pay Sabina’s medical expenses and support her family in filing charges against the teacher. Support from SIN-DO helped convict the teacher and let Nehivena to resume her studies at a different school.

About Global Fund for Women

Global Fund for Women is the largest publicly supported grantmaking foundation that advances human rights by investing in women-led organizations. Our international network of supporters envisions a just, equitable, and sustainable world in which women and girls everywhere have voice, choice, and opportunity.

About Zynga Inc.

Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with 311 million monthly active users playing its games, which include Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, Gems With Friends, Draw Something, FarmVille 2, ChefVille, CityVille, Bubble Safari and Ruby Blast. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About’s mission is to help make the world a better place through games. works closely with Zynga Inc. and other game makers to promote and facilitate the use of social games for positive social impact. has inspired more than 1 million players to contribute more than $13 million through Zynga games. These funds have supported the work of dozens of results-driven nonprofits worldwide, including partners like Direct Relief International, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, KaBOOM!, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,, Wildlife Conservation Society, and World Food Programme.

Note: Zynga and Facebook will donate 100% of the purchase price to Global Fund for Women. Players' contributions are not tax-deductible. Promotion runs from on or around December 17, 2012 through on or around January 2, 2013.


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