Women are taking charge and pushing forward around the world
In Mauritania, Africa, women are leading their families and making a difference in business
Women are taking on more responsibility as their husbands leave home in search of pasture and water for their livestock in Mauritania in Africa, reports Thomson Reuters Foundation, but it’s a slow process to change and empowerment.
“A man will listen to everything his wife whispers on the pillow, but in the morning she won't get any credit for it," Mint Maouloud is quoted as saying by Thomson Reuters, referring to when the men are home. “We tell them where an animal clinic might be needed, or which markets are best for specific kinds of animals.” [news.trust.org]
The good news is more women are becoming independent and some are even seeking political roles, reports Thomson Reuters. It’s not unlike what we see in the communities where we work at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.
We believe in empowering women to reach their full potential so they can support their families and set an example for their children, while achieving their goals.
To learn more about our work, read Olivia Adams' story.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.