Prioritizing women’s and girl’s health through Rotary and Peace Corps

By Katie Northcott, Rotary Global Grants Scholar and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer "Je ne sais pas quoi faire". I don't know what to do. Six words that can define any experience with an unintended pregnancy, especially for a teenager. In this case, I was standing in front of a 16-year-old Burkinabe girl who had participated …

Celebrating women and promoting gender equality

By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs Staff Today, International Women’s Day, the world is celebrating the progress we’ve made towards gender equality and empowering women. Although much has been accomplished, there is still much more to be done. To learn how we can assist the Rotary family in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 5: …

Growing local economies and communities

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  To promote growth and development of local economies and communities, the United Nations (U.N.) Millennium Development Goals encourage us to focus on eradicating poverty, uplifting and empowering women, creating global partnerships for development, and ensuring environmental sustainability. According to the 2014 U.N. progress report, extreme poverty has been reduced by …