Feminism

Investing in Women for Women’s Day

crossposted from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified,Beglittered

I make microloans via Kiva microfinance Organization on a regular basis, and as part of International Women’s Day, Kiva is sponsoring $3 million (!!!) in free loans to women as a way to empower women, and, by making their lives better, make everyone’s lives better.

Go here to make a free loan through March 8, 2017: kiva.org/investinher

 We have the data (links below), and treating women as full human beings with equal access to education, healthcare, jobs, and every aspect of full participation in public life, means better outcomes not only for the women, but for their children and families.

Not everyone chooses to have children, but everyone existing was born.  Making women’s lives better will make everyone’s lives better.

Relevant readings on this from the United Nations:

http://en.unesco.org/gem-report/sites/gem-report/files/girls-factsheet-en.pdf

http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment/facts-and-figures

http://blogs.worldbank.org/health/female-education-and-childbearing-closer-look-data

Featured Image credit: tangi bertin via flickr

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Elizabeth is a professional belly dancer, a flaky computer scientist, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer. She lives in Georgia (the state of the U.S., not the country) but is nonetheless somehow not a combination of stereotypes from Gone with the Wind and Deliverance. Her personal blog is Coffeefied. Operafied. Fluffified. Beglittered.

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