Father’s Day is June 17, and we are looking for more good men to join the movement in empowering women worldwide.
Please listen to this two-minute interview with Compaore Koudougou, a husband, farmer, and father of 13 in Burkina Faso: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekzmwzwTNds&list=PL0CE3E8821867E235&index=7&feature=plpp_video. Compaore shares how empowering women (e.g. by providing them with training and greater access to resources) can help men and women better provide for their families and increase crop production to help feed the world.
Getting “buy-in” from men like Compaore is important to ensure that the entire community has a stake in successful outcomes for programs directed at women. This was also revealed in our “Time to Listen Report,” which surveyed and interviewed over 100 women’s organizations from 13 countries.
Too often women's empowerment, women's economic opportunity, and women's rights are seen as a women's issue. As a women's organization, Women Thrive is unique in that we advocate for change at the U.S. and global levels so that women and men can share equally in the enjoyment of opportunities, economic prosperity, voice, and freedom from fear and violence. And we recognize that to achieve sustainable change, we need to engage women and men.
For Father's day, will you help us engage more good men? You can do so by:
- Sharing our project page via email, Facebook, or Twitter and/or
- Making a donation in honor of a special man that has been a warrior for women here. GlobalGiving will send a tribute card via mail or email.