As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, here is a collection of inspiring stories and visuals that highlight what this day is all about: the strength and courage of women around the world.
Madagascar Moms Learn Nutrition Lessons
After a cyclone wiped out their families’ food and income, two mothers in Madagascar learn how to feed their children in lean times.
PHOTO GALLERY: Nurturing Self-Sufficiency in Afghan Women
Although Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world, women have opportunities that were unheard of a decade ago. With continued advances, women in Afghanistan are poised to play an essential role in shaping their country’s future.
Microfinance: Lessons in Savings and in Life
Before starting CRS savings groups, Ilsa Dolores Gomez had not thought of herself as a leader. Now, as a promoter of the groups in the town of Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic, she feels she has something to offer. Photo by Robyn Fieser/CRS
A Voice for Women in Burkina Faso
Meet Edith, who became a voice for women and girls in her community after mentoring girls through a CRS education program in Burkina Faso.
PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrating Women’s Work Around the World
CRS celebrates the hard work of women around the world—often under difficult circumstances. Join us as we showcase unsung, hardworking women from around the world.