Our grantees' backgrounds are as diverse as their nationalities.
Some grantees already are respected leaders in grass-root organizations, and are studying to formalize their knowledge with university degrees. Other grantees are pursuing their studies in hard science (or STEM degrees), where the gender gap remains huge among leadership positions, and serve as role models for women seeking a career in “non-traditional” fields. We are very proud of their achievements! Read about some of them in our news column.
Riddhi, a grant recipient from India is developing a portable table-chair to improve study conditions for children.
from Latin America...
MMEG grantees work in non-profit organizations as well in governments. Mariela is researching the obstacles faced by indigenous women in completing their university education.
One grantee from Peru helps women and children prepare to testify on domestic violence in court, in front of jurors, an important aspect of achieving social justice. Another conducts training within the Jamaican Ministry of Justice on humane and supportive management of cases involving child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
Christine, the first female PhD student from Zimbabwe advocates for the rights of the disabled community, who are stigmatized or made "invisible" in plain sight. She started working with individuals and family before broadening her reach through national radio and policy change with government.
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