VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects
that advance the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
#factfriday --- "Debt bondage remains the most prevalent form of forced labour worldwide." - UN Human Rights Council, 2016 VGIF grantee Rural Women Development Trust is working to free women and their families from the bonded labour system in Tamil Nadu, India. Currently, 120 women are receiving vocational and financial literacy training. Upon completion of the project, each participant will receive start-up capital to jump start their own business venture! #womenshistorymonth#tgifvgif#VGIF#India#tgif#womenleaders#femaleentrepreneur
Kicking off #Womenshistorymonth and #Zerodiscriminationday, VGIF would like to highlight the incredible work of one of our past grantees: INTERNAP. INTERNAP has trained 99 women and girls living with HIV/AIDS in health + wellness and met with traditional leaders + councils to share the negative long-term consequences of child marriage - including an increased vulnerability to becoming infected with HIV. These efforts resulted in 5 traditional councils abolishing marriage for girls under 18 in Cameroon #HIVAIDS#PreventionEducation#HeforShe#NoChildBrides#Cameroon#VGIF#INTERNAP