We believe that education, community and an increase in opportunities for women in all aspects, not just the workforce, is vital in creating a more peaceful, prosperous, and just society. While these are important first steps for young women to engage with these issues, the problems are often structural, and represent a long history of biased systems, entrenched cultural attitudes towards gender norms, and a failure of policies to effectively alleviate gender discrimination. Our hope is to educate women on the systemic barriers they face, and work collectively to advocate for change.
When women are given access to education, opportunities to be in positions of leadership, and the ability to live life without threats to their safety and well-being, positive advancements for all occur. We believe the empowerment of women is essential to dismantling the structural and societal issues that hinder our development as a community, both locally, and globally.