VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects
that advance the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
If you have information relating to alleged human rights violations affecting the status of women in your country, you, or your organization, can submit a claim to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Claims to be considered at CSW60 in March 2016 must be submitted by August 1, 2015.
For more information, or to submit a claim, visit UN Women's website at http://goo.gl/QkH5gc.
"[This approach] empowers girls while trying to change the minds of community, schools, and parents through research, training, and campaigns,” says the Project Director of TRY Center for Training and Education of Jordan. To recognize World Refugee Day, which was celebrated on June 20th, VGIF's June Flash discusses how TRY raised awareness of gender-based violence among teachers and community members in the Zaatari refugee camp. You can read the entire piece on our website at: http://goo.gl/wn6aLu.
Transform Ghana, a 2014 VGIF grantee, promotes the study of math, science and technology (STEM) subjects to teenage girls through their project, "Empowering Girls through Internet". At their education center, female students are trained in how to best use the internet to support their study of STEM subjects.