What we do

Women’s Social and Economic Development

A gender-balanced world, where girls and boys have equal opportunities, rights and chances to fulfil their dreams, would benefit everyone economically and socially. But we’re clearly not there yet. So, we’re as committed as ever to removing the barriers women and girls still face to getting a proper education, adequate access to health care, work opportunities and more control over their lives and bodies.

Women’s Social and Economic Development

related programmes

The Mentor Mother model expands in Uganda

The Mentor Mother model expands in Uganda

New
Treating women’s depression

Treating women’s depression

New
Empowering women through construction

Empowering women through construction

New
Sparking and scaling social change in West Africa

Sparking and scaling social change in West Africa

New
The ripple effect of girls’ education

The ripple effect of girls’ education

New
Overcoming poverty in the Drylands of Africa

Overcoming poverty in the Drylands of Africa

New
A women-led solution to affordable clean water

A women-led solution to affordable clean water

Ongoing
Building hope in Rwanda

Building hope in Rwanda

Ongoing
Children by choice

Children by choice

Ongoing
Scaling up girls’ quality education

Scaling up girls’ quality education

Ongoing
Kosovar women graduate to a brighter future

Kosovar women graduate to a brighter future

Ongoing
Fresh yogurt to fight hunger at school

Fresh yogurt to fight hunger at school

Ongoing
School meals that foster refugee integration

School meals that foster refugee integration

Ongoing
Combating malnutrition through female entrepreneurship

Combating malnutrition through female entrepreneurship

Completed
Taxis for women, driven by women

Taxis for women, driven by women

Completed
Mothers help mothers to prevent paediatric AIDS

Mothers help mothers to prevent paediatric AIDS

Completed
Building hope for women micro-entrepreneurs in Mexico

Building hope for women micro-entrepreneurs in Mexico

Completed
Breaking the cycle of depression

Breaking the cycle of depression

Completed
Moving beyond trauma

Moving beyond trauma

Completed
Championing girls’ quality education

Championing girls’ quality education

Completed
Find a home, rebuild a life

Find a home, rebuild a life

Completed
Improving the lives of indigenous women in the Andean highlands

Improving the lives of indigenous women in the Andean highlands

Completed
From micro-savings to the formal economy

From micro-savings to the formal economy

Completed
Jute: an eco-friendly opportunity for a sustainable future

Jute: an eco-friendly opportunity for a sustainable future

Completed
Building women’s resilience to climate shocks

Building women’s resilience to climate shocks

Completed
Health gardens to combat malnutrition

Health gardens to combat malnutrition

Completed
Knowledge and dignity for girls and women

Knowledge and dignity for girls and women

Completed
Market-based innovations to serve the poor

Market-based innovations to serve the poor

Completed
Grandmothers switch the lights on

Grandmothers switch the lights on

Completed
Eradicating fistula in Madagascar

Eradicating fistula in Madagascar

Completed
Stronger women, stronger societies

Stronger women, stronger societies

Completed

Current partners

Azad Foundation
BOMA
Buildher
Educate Girls
Marie Stopes International
mothers2mothers
Room to Read
Saha Global
StrongMinds
Tostan
Women for Women International
World Food Programme

Past partners

Action Against Hunger
Acumen
Barefoot College
CARE
CREA
GRET
Operation Fistula
SAD