June 2019: Taking small strides towards achieving big dreams

Taking small strides towards achieving big dreams Hand-rolled and richly flavored croissants is just one of the different pastries Palestinian Heyam Ahmad Ali Hamideh, has mastered. Heyam remembers how it all started, “Baking western pastries was absolutely not my typical career choice as a Palestinian woman. In fact, this choice …

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March 2019: “My fear is my strength”

Joyce Okeny was the first in her family to become an architect. In South Sudan, where she grew up, this is not a common feat where children face many barriers that can stop them from finishing school, from conflict to economic status, and even more so for girls. Joyce is …

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November 2018: Lighting the path towards empowerment

Lighting the path towards empowerment   On the tiny island of Sabangko in Indonesia, a women’s school had a big impact on the community   It all started when the Institut KAPAL Perempuan (Alternative Education Circle for Women Institute), in partnership with the Foundation for Community Studies and Development (YKPM) …

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June 2017: A wonderful note from one of our top AIT Afghani students

This week we received a touching email from one of our top AIT Afghani students, from our Afghanistan Water Resources Management project. “By writing this email, I would like to gratefully thank you for successfully organizing this project and for all your supports, considerations and assistance provided to us during …

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March 2016: Cowater Celebrates International Woman’s day 2016

For over 30 years, Cowater has successfully implemented projects in developing and transitioning countries with a focus on promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls. Our projects have integrated robust gender equality strategies that have ensured the achievement of sustainable results across a variety of development sectors, including: health, …

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