International Women's Day: More than Just A Day

We've been fighting for women's equality for 25 years - since our inception, really. On International Women's Day this year, we want to show you it takes more than just a day. It takes hard work on the ground, and it takes years, but the results are abolutely worth it - saved lives, empowerment and opportunities, and entire communities benefitting from women's engagement. Below is our Matrix of Women's Development Programs over the years:

Cooperative Partner Country Program(s) Time Period Other Partners $ Current Year Commitment Past $ Funding Status
Sidama Cooperative Ethiopia Community-Based Cervical Cancer Prevention 2014 -ongoing Grounds for Health, Roasters' Challenge, Pepfar $4,000 $92,000 12 Communities, 8500 women screened, 783 women treated
PRODECOOP Nicaragua Neonatal trainings 2015-ongoing MANOS $2,000 $4,500 Supporting maternal and neonatal health training projects
Unseen Women Literacy Project 2016-ongoing Libros para Ninos $5,200 $2,000 Developing ongoing literacy and trainer program
Pangoa Cooperative Peru Women's Loan Fund 2012-ongoing CODEMU $2,000 $8,000 Self-managed women's fund for income generation
Wangana Coop India Girls education support 2015-ongoing Barakat Internat'l $100/mo $2,400 On-going support
ASOBAGRI Guatemala Women's loan funds, Girl's self-esteem and education, health promoter trainings 2008-ongoing APROS, Trece Hilos, Maya Women's Health Alliance $4,000 $8,000 2 Training sessions with Maya Women's Health Alliance
COOPAC Rwanda Men & Women overcoming gender violence 2013-2017 Men's Resource Center, Government of Norway $0 $8,000 Program taken over by Rwandan Men's Resource Center
PERIJA Women's Cooperative Colombia Alternative Income Program 2018 Inconexus $5,000 N/A New Program
KKJO Indonesia Women's Agroforesty & lending program 2018 Leuser Foundation $4,000 N/A New Program

And here is some info about our programs and efforts domestically on women's issues:

Pregnant Worker's Fairness Act in Massachusetts

Support for such women's organizations as Mother Woman, Grounds for Health, and NELCWIT

Dean was awarded the first ever UNITED NATIONS Women's Empowerment Award for Community Engagement

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