Ann and Carolina for Kibera are blazing a path forward in East Africa, challenging the idea that gender equality can be reached with a singular focus on girls. Ann’s work to connect local women to new career pathways also includes the mentoring of young boys to unlearn the negative behaviors that define manhood.
This holiday gift is easy to give and redeem.
You can cross off one more item to wrap, and the bestie gets the chance to crush cultural barriers to girls’ education. This Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah—or whatever your loved ones will be celebrating—a GlobalGiving eCard opens the door to thousands of ways to advance gender equality in local communities across the world.
Maybe you’re thinking about what might be a good token of appreciation for the other feminists in your life—the teachers, coworkers, counselors, and yoga instructors who inspire you to break through the ceilings in your own experience. Your search ends here!
Your feminist friends likely know the sobering facts. That it will take 99 years to realize gender parity at the current rate—with women’s representation lagging behind men’s in emerging workforce roles, political offices, and economic realms. By 2050, women will still make 30% less than men worldwide. They know what Emma Watson knows: “If you stand for equality,” she said back in 2015, “then you’re a feminist.”
Attach a personal note to a printable PDF that makes for a perfect stocking stuffer, and you have yourself a thoughtful present that will far outlast the “GirlBoss” T-shirt that’s been hanging up in your friend’s closet since last December. Even easier—you can skip the printing and send a personalized email ahead of the next holiday. It will feature the hopeful photo featured above. It’s from the ATMA Foundation, which provides shelter and education to girls experiencing homelessness in India.
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