Ensuring equity between women and men is the key to unleashing the full potential of communities to transform their lives. Mercy Corps addresses the unmet needs of women and girls in places where they have been marginalized and disempowered, while recognizing that it is vital to involve men and boys in the process of helping women and girls claim their equal place.
Throughout our programs, we consider the needs of both genders and build on the courage and resourcefulness of women to help them improve their families and communities.
All stories about Women & Gender
Iraq: Kirkuk Women Are Building Peace March 13, 2009
Mercy Corps is training women in Kirkuk, Iraq to become leaders and work cooperatively against violence and hatred.
Afghanistan: Trial By Fire March 6, 2009
Stepping into Nasrin's small bakery in the outskirts of Kabul, you can't help but notice the black. It covers all four walls from floor to ceiling and is caked into the platter-sized hole in the floor that is the oven.
Nepal: Nourishing Opportunity February 24, 2009
Afghanistan: Afghan women learning skills toward independence January 5, 2009
Tajikistan: Improving Health, Empowering Women October 20, 2008
In the Rasht Valley, thousands of families live in small communities located miles from a main road.
Sudan: Teaching English as an opportunity October 15, 2008
Jordan: Empowering Women in Their Communities September 16, 2008
Indonesia: Promoting 'Early and Exclusive' Breastfeeding April 18, 2008
Tugu Utara, Jakarta — Little Efa lives in one of the poorest and dirtiest sections of Indonesia's crowded capital, but she's as happy and healthy as any 5-month-old girl you'd meet. That may be partly because she is breastfed.
India: Styling a better future April 10, 2008
The eight kilometers that Sonia and Rima bike each day from their homes on the Maud Tea Estate might seem like a short ride, especially to seasoned cyclists.
India: Change Brewing in the Tea Lands April 10, 2008