A recent survey by the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) found that more than 75% of women's organizations had an annual income of less than $100,000; 36% had less than $25,000. Limited access to funding and other support weakens women's organizations' ability to sustain their impact, wasting vital benefits they could offer.


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Transforming Outrage into Action

The little girl’s father believed boys and girls should be educated, and opposed female circumcision, sometimes called female genital mutilation.