Learning Lessons, Improving Impact – Annual Report 2014
2014 proved a pivotal year in Womanity’s work empowering women and girls around the world. The launch of the world’s first award for innovators tackling violence against women, additional WomenChangeMakers Fellows, a pioneering Arabic radio fiction taking the Middle East by storm and more girls than expected achieving academic success in Afghanistan, are some of the highlights of the year.
Some key successes include:
23,003 children in 12 schools across Afghanistan accessed a quality education
1,411 trainees attended teacher training to ensure a better-quality education for girls (and boys) in Afghanistan
Over 4,500 groups of volunteers are working as agents of change in their communities, encouraging girls’ enrollment and school reform in india
Listeners to Radio Nisaa now make up 9% of the audience share in the Palestinian Territories and 10 radio stations in 9 countries broadcast the pioneering Arabic radio fiction series Worth 100 Men to millions of listeners
For every $1 invested, $2.7 is leveraged by the WomenchangeMakers program, to support women entrepreneurs and their organizations. An estimated $534,000 of pro-bono expertise has strengthened women’s empowerment in india and Brazil
Over 7,500 women artisans in India and 812 in Brazil were supported by WomenchangeMakers fellows
At Womanity we know that the successes like those identified above only happen because we are constantly investing in learning, taking risks and collaborating. In the Annual Report this year we’ve opened up about our challenges and learning from each of the program. We hope that you find it as enlightening as we have.