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Update On Current Hiatus

Catapult remains on hiatus while we identify our CEO and vision new ways of supporting girls and women's rights.

Catapult Launches New Crowdfunding Campaigns For Gender Equality at the Annual Women’s Forum Global Meeting

Catapult crowdfunded projects have already benefitted millions of girls and women worldwide.

Catapult Recognized at CGI for “Exemplary Impact”

Catapult, which is now an independent 501(c)3, continues to build on its innovative model of public/private partnerships.

On Day of the Girl 2014, Malala and Impact

You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” -- Mahatma Gandhi

SOS Children’s Villages Benefit from Catapult’s “Support Girls’ Education” Campaign

SOS Children’s Villages announced today the successful completion of a crowdfunding project with Catapult that is fighting inequality for girls in Nigeria.

Celebrate Solutions: A True Story of A Child Bride from New York

This year, 14 million girls – some as young as eight years old – will be married against their will, often to men decades older than themselves.

Update from Nigeria

This report is from KIND (The Kudirat Initiative for Democracy), who is a beneficiary of the Support Girls’ Education project. Their team travelled to Maiduguri, Borno State, from May 13-18, 2014, to assess what the communities in the region need following the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls.

Interview with Maz Kessler, Founder of Catapult.org

It’s not often you find a person who feels so passionately about a cause they go well beyond talking about it, volunteering or even making donations.

A person who sees an injustice and makes it her life mission to resolve it is obviously a person who is the epitome of productive feminism- the ideal woman taking over.

Start 2014 In The ‘Rights’ Direction

Girls and women are disproportionately more affected than men by armed conflict, sexual violence, injury, death, intimidation, and human trafficking. Yet less than 7.5 percent of private foundation funding goes towards girls and women's rights, and two years ago one in four of women's organizations were in danger of closing.

“Girl Friendly” Toilets Help Girls Stay in School

Girls and women are disproportionately impacted by lack of clean water and sanitation—of the 2.5 billion people without toilets, 1.25 billion are women.