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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To promote and protect the democratic, reproductive health and economic rights of women in Peru, and to ensure they can live their lives free from violence.

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Forced Pregnancies

Peru has one of the highest rates of reported rape in Latin America. An estimated 62% of these affect women between the ages of 10 and 17. At the same time, congenital malformations are one of the main causes of perinatal death in pregnant women. Young rape victims are particularly…


To encourage the active participation of Afghan women in the reconstruction and development of a safe, just society where all Afghans - regardless of race, ethnicity, tribe, language, gender or religion - benefit equally from development.

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Escaping Nightmares

Waseema was 12, out gathering branches and goat-droppings for fuel when the men came and took her. She remembered only that it felt like her heart stopped beating. She couldn’t breathe from the fear. But that was only the beginning.


Working to end gender violence in El Salvador and to promote equality through the economic empowerment of women.

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Femicide – the deliberate murder of women just because they are women – is common in El Salvador. On average, a woman was murdered every 15 hours during 2015.