VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects
that advance the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Female participants of Vocational Training Center for Youth in Distress agree that the 2015 VGIF-funded project is helping to increase their household income, enhance food security among themselves and their families, pay their children’s school fees, and much more. The grantee provides poultry rearing trainings to decrease malnutrition and enhance income generating opportunities among women and girls who have been victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
"The SDGs contain a specific target calling for an end to FGM. When this practice is fully abandoned, positive effects will reverberate across societies as girls and women reclaim their health, human rights and vast potential," says Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN of tomorrow's International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Join VGIF, our grantees, and other women's rights allies in calling for an end to this practice around the globe. #endfgm#empowergirls Learn more here: http://goo.gl/5sQfmU.
We were excited to welcome back Hester Betlam (VGIF's Virginia Palmer Fellow) to the office today. Staff enjoyed hearing stories from her 5 site visits to grantees in South India. Stay tuned for details and stories from her trip!