– 2013 – October

Engaging men to eradicate child marriage

The cost of child marriage in Kenya is too expensive to disregard.

Foster leadership for sexually exploited girls

GEMS Youth leadership program provides educational and employment opportunities to commercially sexually exploited girls so they can achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Catapulting Roots of Health to Greater Heights

Crowd Sourcing is a concept that appealed to us at Roots of Health from the start. It’s a good way to give groups of our friends and supporters a chance to work together to support specific parts of our work.

Help Glamour and The Malala Fund educate girls

After a disaster or displacement, moms need help to keep their newborns warm and clean.

Raising A Global Citizen: Perspectives From A Mom & Teenage Daughter

I recently saw the word “philanthroteen,” referring to our next generation of global philanthropists in a United Nations Foundation article. As the mother of two teenagers, the concept of teens as change-agents to improve the lives of others is intriguing.

180 women: 180 small businesses in Mexico

Fund a day of business and leadership training for 180 female micro-entrepreneurs in Mexico.

Help improve family planning in Sindh

Help inform young couples in Sindh, Pakistan, of their family planning options and work with the community to reduce child marriages.

Improve the lives of women with cancer

Masterclasses provide a supportive and uplifting environment, teaching women practical skills to help combat the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

Gender education to fight violence against women

A woman is killed every three days in Italy. This shocking phenomenon is called femicide - when a woman is killed by a man because she is a woman

Leadership & Political Participation

Building women’s leadership, voice, and participation at grassroots level.