Foundation Womens Advancement

 2016 Annual Cocktail Benefit

 
“Women make up half the world’s population and yet represent a staggering 70% of the world’s poor. In the United States, American Community Survey data from 2014 tells us that 55.2 percent of the 48.2 million people living in poverty are women and girls.

We live in a world in which women living in poverty face gross inequalities and injustice from birth to death. From poor education to poor nutrition to vulnerable and low pay employment, the sequence of discrimination that a woman may suffer during her entire life is unacceptable but all too common.”
The Global Poverty Project and the American Community Survey Data


 
“Two thirds of the 781 million adult illiterates worldwide are women – the same proportion for the past 20 years and across most regions.
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58 million children of primary school age are not attending school, out of which over 39 million (or 54 per cent) are girls.”
UNITED NATIONS Statistics Division: The World's Women 2015: Trends and Statistics


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International evidence shows that increasing the share of household income controlled by women changes spending in ways that benefit children.

And improvements in women’s education and health have been linked to better outcomes for their children in countries as varied as Brazil, Nepal, Pakistan, and Senegal.
World Bank: Gender Inequality and Development Report 2012

The Foundation for Women's Advancement helps girls and women around the world live with dignity and build brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.  We address the needs of the whole woman—not just a limited aspect of her existence—by bringing to light her full potential in the cultivating roles that she undertakes.

Women are the key to successful cultural transformation, so the programs we partner with support this concept, fostering their comprehensive dignity.

Across the globe, we engage with local institutions that address at the grassroots level the specialized needs of their communities while promoting their holistic enrichment. By giving these women the necessary tools of education and expertise, we are empowering them to reverse their plight—and that of generations to come—because of the multiplying effect that women have in society.

Foundation for Women's Advancement primarily identifies, funds, and develops educational and professional training programs for girls and women.

  Identify effective partners

  Identify effective partners

         Help our partners                        reach further

         Help our partners                        reach further

       Build together on our               partners' great work

       Build together on our               partners' great work