Women and girls throughout the world face obstacles, discrimination, poverty,
and violence simply because they are female. In many societies, being born
female limits opportunities and presents insurmountable challenges. For many
women and girls, sex discrimination is compounded by other forms of
discrimination related to race, ethnicity, income level, age, migrant status, and
"Without progress in the situation of women,
there can be no true social development.
Human rights are not worthy of the name
if they exclude the
female half of humanity.
The struggle for women's
equality is part
of the struggle
for a better world for all
human beings, and all societies."
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former United Nations Secretary General
Grassroots organizations already exist throughout the world to improve the
status of marginalized women, but they often struggle without sufficient skilled
staff and leadership. Partners for Women's Equality (PWE) aids these organizations,
PWE crafts partnerships that develop organizational capacity and support
leadership development in organizations that empower marginalized women
around the world.
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