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