VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects
that advance the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Join us in welcoming Neghena Hamidi to the VGIF team! Neghena is one of three new UN interns joining us for the spring semester. She is in her junior year at Hunter College where she is pursuing a major in Political Science and a minor in Human Rights and Religion. Neghena is excited to learn more about the various strategies that VGIF grantees pursue to empower women and girls in communities around the globe.
We are happy to announce that Let Little Children Come to Me (LLCM) is a new VGIF multiyear grantee! Their “Widows Beekeeping Project”, in 2013, raised the income and social status of 125 women by establishing a beekeeping cooperative in the Rugobagoba/Kamonyi Southern Province of Rwanda. The continued partnership will sustain LLCM’s beekeeping trainings and allow the group to expose participants to topics on reproductive health issues, entrepreneurship and small business management.
Our January Flash shares stories of two VGIF grantees that used community radio to make local women aware of their services as well as to educate larger audiences on issues impacting women and girls in their communities. You can read more here: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c7c50062ee3c14fd73e3e40ee&id;=730983838b&e;=795cf625eb.