Today on International Women’s Day we’re honoring the brave women who fight hunger, poverty, violence and oppression every day to build better lives for themselves and their families. Their strength inspires our work and proves that change is possible.
Our own Liz Hummer is visiting Mercy Corps’ programs in Niger, and shared this photo:
"How many of you want to go to school?" That was the question we asked this portion of another teen girls group yesterday, some of whom are already married, all of whom are told they have to work at home instead of get an education - and all of whom want that to be different. Mercy Corps is working to change the beliefs that prevent these girls from staying in school.