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
Indonesia: How Cakes and Crackers Saved a Village November 22, 2005
Sudan: The Skills to Thrive November 11, 2005
Hassa Hissa Camp, Darfur — It is graduation day at the Women's Training Center in Hassa Hissa displacement camp, and these women are ready to celebrate.
Jordan: Expanding Rural Livelihoods Opens Doors for Women August 23, 2005
Indonesia: Conquering Malnutrition Together August 15, 2005
Sri Lanka: Stitching Up an Industry June 24, 2005
Over the last three months, Mercy Corps has partnered with Singer Sewing Machine Company to help Sri Lankan seamstresses revive their businesses.
India: Healing a Village June 17, 2005
Chewribotay, India - When she's with her friends, 20 year-old Pramila Subba is like many other young people her age. She makes breezy conversation, catches up on village gossip and laughs a lot.
Kyrgyzstan: Tools for Sustainable Change May 26, 2005
China: Funding the College Dream in China May 26, 2005
From 'Village Girls' to Entrepreneurs May 19, 2005
In Uzbekistan, a woman’s career options are limited. Many work hard labor – if they work at all. The unemployment rate of young people in the Ferghana Valley is thought to exceed 60 percent.
Guatemala: Mapping Out a Healthier Future May 5, 2005
Rosmina is keeping tabs on the women of Cucanha, Guatemala. She knows who's pregnant, how far along they are and many other details about their lives. Are these things really her business? Yes - exactly.