Poverty and gender inequality are intrinsically linked.

Women and girls represent the majority of people living in extreme poverty and have fewer opportunities to get an education, join the workforce, and become leaders in their communities. However, studies show that when we invest in women, women reinvest up to 90 percent of their earnings back into their families, compared to just 30 to 40 percent by men. An investment in women is a force multiplier.

When women have better access to healthcare, education, and livelihoods, the ripple effects go far beyond a single individual. Powered with tools, resources, and opportunities, women become agents of change.

Let's build a world where equality is greater

What happens when women have economic power? It's transformative.

Women have stronger voices and more choices at home and in their communities. This International Women's Day, discover why BRAC puts women and girls at the center of everything we do.

Invest in women. Ignite change.

Make a gift today and have triple the impact to create opportunities for women and girls around the world.

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