Every day that goes by, more women and children’s futures slip away.
Around 500 million women worldwide don’t know how to read or write. And 264 million children are out of school.
If we don’t act now, we risk two generations being left behind - at the same time.
That's why we're launching Empowering Women, Educating Children to:
• Empower mothers to support their daughters into education
• Teach girls that early marriage isn’t the only option
• Support entrepreneurial women who need to earn money to support their children
From our work, we’ve seen that children’s chances of education significantly increase when their mothers are educated or are able to contribute financially to their household.
You can support women in countries like Afghanistan and DR Congo with education, vocational training and opportunities to earn money so they can support themselves and their children into education.