Programs with Potential: Collective Voice and Sense of Self

Originally posted on the Global Fund for Women's blog, Her Blueprint.

For those of us who are women’s rights advocates and activists with ready access to advocacy platforms and tools, we have constant opportunities to learn about, launch, and participate in advocacy campaigns to voice our opinions about issues that matter to us. 

  Women across the world rarely have an opportunity to voice their opinion about an issue that  matters to them.    Photo: Deborah Espinosa

Women across the world rarely have an opportunity to voice their opinion about an issue that  matters to them.  Photo: Deborah Espinosa

In communities across Asia, Latin America, and Africa, however, women face a far different reality, where advocating for themselves and their community is unheard of or they lack the confidence, opportunities, and/or tools to engage. As a result, community members are often deprived of their voice, rights, and power; government remains unresponsive; and vital needs go unmet.    

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