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Wealth Inequality is Trending Up

The richest 1% of people now own 43.4% of the world’s wealth, while the poorest half of the population has less than 1.4% of global wealth. This leads to increased health and social challenges. [1]

Global Warming Landed on Our Shores

Rising temperatures are causing more extreme weather events, wildfire seasons are months longer, coral reefs are bleaching, mosquitoes are expanding their territory and spreading more disease.

Gender-Based Violence is Skyrocketing

Emerging global data show an increase in calls to Violence Against Women and Girls helplines by as much as 77% in some countries, in large part due to the effects of COVID-19. [2]

Civil Liberties are Being Threatened

From Hong Kong to Afghanistan to the United States, civil liberties are being threatened – and people are at risk of authoritarian rule, hence losing basic human rights.

Worldwide Hunger is on the Rise

About 8.9% of the world’s population — 690 million people — do not have enough food to survive, and this number is expected to grow by 150 million people by 2030. [3]

Knowledge is power. And taking action, no matter how small, not only makes a difference but helps us feel better.

Reversing these dangerous trajectories — from global warming, to food insecurity, to violence against women, to social injustice — can’t be done individually.

So learn about effective solutions that have a multiplier effect, where your one good deed ignites many, many more.

Mental health experts agree that breaking the cycle of “worry” can be done by taking action.

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Introducing CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education), founded in 1993 with a powerful model of change that gives young women a hand up instead of a handout. Today they have trained over 178,000 young African women to become leaders in their community, and train the next generation.

When marginalized women gain the confidence to be part of the solution, they have a scientifically quantifiable impact on tackling climate change, reducing gender-based violence and inequality,
increasing global food security, and advancing economic justice.

Letter from the Executive Director

Meet Angie Murimirwa, and learn about how it all started 30 years ago...

I was one of the first young women to receive support from CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education) to go to school. Today, I am a founding member of our “Sisterhood,” a powerful pan-African network of women leaders educated with CAMFED support, who then go on to support other girls through school, so that together we can break the cycles of poverty, gender inequality and child marriage.

We are thrilled to take what we’ve learned over the years, and share it with you, and our sisters around the world.

While you may not face all the challenges we do, we can all be certain that when girls and women are educated to lift up other women, everything changes.

CAMFED has already supported 4.8 million children in some of Africa’s poorest nations to attend school – helping girls to side-step the dangers that come from child marriage and childbirth, and instead rise up as leaders in their communities, tackling everything from hunger to inequality. Our sisterhood today is 178,000 strong — we are the guiding lights to the next generation of girls.

Our Sisterhood works, and keeps growing as more young women join us. This is my inspiration, every day!

We are grateful for the opportunity to welcome you in, learn from each other, and share stories
about the ripple effect of educating one girl, who then educates many more.

Pamoja Tunaweza! (That’s Swahili for “Together We Can!”),

“If we care about climate change, if we care about poverty, if we care about maternal-child health, then we have to care about education.”

- MICHELLE OBAMA

“I was so struck by everything that you do and obviously the impact that it has on so many young women and girls in ensuring they have the education that they so rightly deserve.”

- MEGHAN MARKLE, THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX

“By confronting the problems once marginalized as women's issues, we can tackle the greatest dangers of the 21st century.”

- GLORIA STEINEM

“Be a witness and stand with me on this
important fight for gender equality.”

- EMMA WATSON, ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST

“If we care about climate change, if we care about poverty, if we care about maternal-child health, then we have to care about education.”

- MICHELLE OBAMA

“I was so struck by everything that you do and obviously the impact that it has on so many young women and girls in ensuring they have the education that they so rightly deserve.”

- MEGHAN MARKLE, THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX

“By confronting the problems once marginalized as women's issues, we can tackle the greatest dangers of the 21st century.”

- GLORIA STEINEM

“Be a witness and stand with me on this
important fight for gender equality.”

- EMMA WATSON, ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST

A bit more about CAMFED

CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education) was founded in 1993 because a small group of people believed in the power of young woman to be the change. Through their refreshing model of charity that gives young women a hand up instead of a handout, they’ve created a powerful model of change through their “Global Sisterhood of Change Leaders.”

Today at 178,000 young women strong, the Sisterhood ignites the Multiplier Effect of girls’ education: bringing vulnerable girls into school and supporting them to become independent, influential leaders in their communities, in turn supporting many more girls.

The result? Young women gain the tools, the status and the confidence to be part of the solution, helping to tackle climate change, reduce gender-based violence and inequality, increase global food security, and advance economic justice for some of the most disadvantaged people in the world.

Together we can be the change the world so desperately needs.

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Footnotes:
  1. Credit Suisse Research Institute (Oct. 2020). “Global Wealth Report 2020.”
  2. Vaeza, Maria-Noel (Nov., 2020). “Addressing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Violence Against Women and Girls.” UN Chronicle.
  3. 04/03/2013: “Gender and the right to food” – Executive Summary of report to the UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/50).