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“Educate a woman and you are educating an entire village” – African proverb

Join our efforts to end the injustice of gender bias in education. Improve access to quality education for girls around the world. Make investing in her potential a priority.

It’s really no secret! Societies through the ages have known it. Women DO have the potential to be the greatest influencers for change in their families and communities.

And yet so many today are still denied the chance to develop their gifts and abilities.

Why this tragic disparity?

Some of the biggest reasons are extreme poverty, conflicts and war, discrimination, culture, caregiving responsibilities and household duties.

Join our efforts to end the injustice of gender bias in education. Improve access to quality education for girls around the world. Make investing in her potential a priority.

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The Story So Far…

AT SCHOOL

At least two-thirds of uneducated children in the world today are girls.

When girls are not in school, the results are catastrophic. Without access to educational opportunities, girls are at a higher risk to become marginalized and exploited. She is more likely to contract HIV and AIDS; more likely to marry too young; and more likely to have a higher chance of dying during childhood than her educated female peers. And she is less likely to own land, get a decent job, have a say in society or break out of the crushing cycle of poverty.

Her Story

At 15 years of age, Lina thought she would never be able to go to school. Her family was too poor and she needed to help work in the fields. And her village was poor and remote, lacking basic services such as schools.

She Matters helped Lina to access literacy classes, offered in the evenings by CBM’s church partner. She discovered the joy of reading and writing and was encouraged to continue to study. Today Lina is a promising Gr. 6 student at a school in a nearby village. She now dreams of becoming a high school graduate.

You can improve access to education for more girls

AT WORK

Worldwide, women are twice as likely as men to be illiterate, limiting their ability to demand their rights and protection; and to earn much-needed family income with dignity

She Matters Too is the next step in CBM’s campaign for gender equity, to educate, equip and empower some of the world’s most marginalized girls and women.
They have the potential to be the greatest influencers for change in their families and communities, but are most often denied the chance to develop their gifts and abilities. Some of the factors attributed to this tragic disparity include extreme poverty, discrimination, culture, caregiving responsibilities and household duties. The first phase focused on improving access to education for girls. Now it’s mom’s turn!

Her Story

After her mom was killed, Hawa fled war in Somalia to live as a refugee in Kenya. She married young, then was abandoned by her husband. She struggles alone to provide for her young daughter and lives in one of Nairobi’s dangerous slums.

She Matters helped Hawa to find support and training through a Self-Help Group. Even her daughter was supported to go to school. Hawa now dreams of owning her own hair salon.

You can equip more women with vocational skills, business training and small grants.

AT CHURCH

Lebanon hosts approximately 1.2 million refugees from Syria which amounts to around one in five people in the country

She Matters 3 will provide enhanced learning and leadership opportunities to empower women leaders who inspire, encourage and help others to develop to their God-given potential. It’s part of CBM’s vision of God’s New Creation – where men and women are restored as co-equals commissioned by God to garden and steward the earth.

Her Story

As conflict increased in her region of Syria, Noura and her family were forced to move to another village. She desired to help others through church ministry but had no access to theological education.

She Matters helped Noura to study at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon, the only such school in the Middle East. After Noura finishes her training, she and her husband hope to plant churches in Egypt and Syria, and reach out to marginalized women and children.

You can empower more women leaders who inspire, encourage and help others to develop to their God-given potential.

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