Women in Literacy®

Empowering Women to Understand Their Rights and Change Their Lives

Two-thirds of the world's non-literate adults are women. Women are also more likely to live in poverty and suffer from disease. This initiative emphasizes giving women the literacy skills they need to fight poverty, stay healthy, and confront discrimination.

Research shows that when women take these steps, positive changes extend to their families and communities. For example:

When women increase income, they use their new earnings to improve their education, health, and nutrition.

As women become better readers, they marry later and are more likely to use family planning, causing birth rates to decline.

  • Attending school for even a few years helps women become better agricultural workers.

Contact us to learn more about our Women in Literacy initiative.

Women in Literacy