When women and girls are denied their freedom and subjected to violence it is a drag on development for everyone.
It creates immense profits for a select few while denying millions the opportunity to contribute as productive and equal members of society. Gender-based violence leads to significant public health burdens, exacerbated inequality and intergenerational poverty.
Equipping women and girls with tools and opportunities to lead lives of freedom and equality benefits everyone.
Investing in women and girls’ education and employment pathways not only empowers them to determine their futures, but is a country’s greatest opportunity to achieve multi-generational prosperity.