Having celebrated International Women’s Day last Friday it once again shocked us to hear yet more statistics of how women across the world are still deprived of opportunity to better their health, education and well being.
Investment in women not only creates a better life for families but also benefits and strengthens the community. It is stated that 1 in 5 girls in the developing world who enrol in primary school never finish. The importance of equal opportunities however makes sense for everyone as it is reported that when 10% more girls do go to school a county’s GDP increases on average by 3%.
It was great to hear of so many women across the world gathering to stand up for women’s rights including protests in Delhi, a big pillow fight in China and a march against domestic violence in London. You can find out more of what went on and is still being discussed here at www.internationalwomensday.com
We want to support more and more women in developing countries to access health care, employment and overall well being for we believe in the significant impact investing in women brings. Through working with the various projects that exist to provide employment and skills to formerly sexually exploited women, we hope to increase our voice of protest against the unfair treatment of women across the world. Global Seesaw look to support women through sustainable social enterprise inorder to bring about social change for women afflicted now and the generations to come. Investing in women is key to the future of developing countries and we’re committed to investing in this change. Join us in our commitment today as we continue to look for more ways to restore the balance.