In the fight against global poverty, families, communities and entire societies benefit when women are empowered.
Economically empowered women invest in the nutritional, health and educational needs of their children, helping to alleviate poverty for their families and communities.
Right now, an innovative, bi-partisan bill is making its way through the United States Senate that would give millions of women worldwide the economic tools to lift themselves and their children out of poverty.
If passed by Congress, the GROWTH Act would reshape U.S. assistance and trade policy by:
(1) Helping women living in poverty start and grow their own microenterprises through access to microfinance; (2) Helping increase women's land and property rights; and (3) Helping improve women's wages and working conditions in poor countries by emphasizing training and education.
U.S. policies can make a huge impact on the lives of women around the world.
Sign this petition and tell your senators to make sure this promising bill is at the top of their agenda.
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