Global Update: April 15th, 2019
April 15, 2019
Inside the journey to self-reliance in Ghana: Hunger Project strategies seek to build people’s capacities, leadership and confidence. We train women and men, equipping them with the skills, methods and knowledge needed to take self-reliant actions to improve their lives and conditions in their communities. For a first-hand look at the challenges and powerful successes on the journey to self-reliance, I encourage you to watch this recent video from Adonkwanta community in Ghana. It features interviews with a trained midwife, chair people from the Epicenter Committee, program staff and Ghana’s Country Director. Watch now.
Mobilizing youth for action in Bangladesh: Governments around the world are historically minimally-responsive to youths’ needs when it comes to health, education and employment, effectively creating an on-ramp for violence, poverty and civil unrest. In Bangladesh, The PRODIGY (Promoting Democratic Inclusion and Governance through Youth) project aims to increase peaceful and meaningful civic participation in local governance and to create a more inclusive society by promoting accountability, transparency, inclusivity and social cohesion for a brighter future. Recently, in partnership with the British Council Bangladesh, a national youth summit was held in Dhaka to showcase the work PRODIGY members have done in their communities to increase people’s access to government information and services and establishing themselves as leaders. It got lots of news coverage!
Reproductive rights for girls with disabilities in Uganda: Girls with disabilities have largely been overlooked when it comes to their sexual and reproductive rights. Because of their often isolated and marginalized position in families and communities, girls with disabilities are more likely to be exposed to sexual violence, early pregnancy, forced marriage and HIV infection than girls without disabilities. The “Safe Choices for Deaf Girls” project aims to empower girls with hearing impairments in and around the Mbale district of Uganda, to make safe choices in their sexual and reproductive health, and have access to health services which often under-serve deaf girls. Learn more about this initiative and its recent funding opportunity in partnership with THP-UK and the UK government here.
Having the Courage to Connect in California, USA: Human connection is a vulnerable exchange between people who are paying attention to one another. It has the power to deepen the moment, inspire change, build trust and transform the way we live. On June 8, we will relaunch the West Coast Gala and ask committed investors to engage in courageous conversations that will deepen our connection to one another and to our world with an event titled Courage to Connect. Tickets available now!