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This month, your gift to help women in the world’s toughest places will be matched by a group of fellow generous donors. With every dollar that doubles, the limitless potential of the women you’re empowering will grow exponentially. Give today.

Photo: Joni Kabana for Mercy Corps

This month, your gift to help women in the world’s toughest places will be matched by a group of fellow generous donors. With every dollar that doubles, the limitless potential of the women you’re empowering will grow exponentially. Give today.

Photo: Joni Kabana for Mercy Corps

When you put opportunity and choice into the individual’s hands, that creates dignity and it creates empowerment. And those are the engines of real transformation.

Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer. Read more.

Indian girls hold up their name change certificates during a ceremony in Satara, some 250kms from Mumbai, on Oct. 22. More than 100 Indian girls named “Unwanted” by their parents are to get new names this weekend as part of a campaign to tackle bias against women that has led to the country’s huge gender imbalance. The girls named “Nakusa”, which means “unwanted” in the local Marathi language of western Maharashtra state, got rid of their first name for good under an initiative in the district of Satara.

Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places.