Urge Congress to Expand Economic Opportunities for Women
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Urge Congress to Expand Economic Opportunities for Women

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      CARE

If you’re a woman living in the poorest communities in the world, it doesn’t matter how smart or hard-working you are: it’s often much harder to earn a decent wage and participate in your country's economy.

Thanks to microsavings, women at the bottom of the world's economic ladder are finally gaining access to financial services that allow them to save and start income-generating businesses. But we need to make sure that our government continues to give women an equal shot at making an income that supports their family.

You can help women around the world access tools and resources they need to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Please urge your representative to co-sponsor the Microenterprise Empowerment & Job Creation Act (H.R.2524) and the Microfinance & Microenterprise Enhancement Act (S.2027) today!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      In islamic countries life is for women a living hell. FGM, child marriages, polygamy, forced marriages, enslavement, stoning and inprisonment of rape victims! We must stop this! “FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CULTURE, TRADITION OR RELIGION. IT IS TORTURE AND A CRIME. HELP US TO PUT AN END TO THIS CRIME.”

      Waris Dirie

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