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Using Enterprise as a Force for Good: Why I’ve Joined…

by Tom Perfrement, Opportunity International Australia Ambassador

The next time your disgruntlement with modern day consumerist culture boils over, simply remind yourself that we can use capitalism as a force for good. In a world often relying on government solutions…

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Education a powerful tool to help women and girls break…


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Empowering women and girls through education


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Education crisis: Keeping girls in school longer


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Let’s #pressforprogress on closing the gender gap

by Robert Dunn, Global Executive Director, Opportunity International

This International Women’s Day let’s #pressforprogress on closing the gender gap on economic, educational, health and political opportunities for women, particularly those in developing countries where…

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This International Women’s Day let’s #pressforprogress…

by Opportunity International Australia

Sydney, 5 March 2018 - Opportunity International Australia says International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018 is a tremendous opportunity to reaffirm the pivotal role of education in helping the most marginalised…

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Helping women and girls find their voice

by Chikondi Mpokosa, Director, Women and Girls Program, Opportunity International

Clearly, we need to figure out how to get more girls into good classrooms. This is one of the most important things that Opportunity International can contribute to helping girls as an organisation. Thankfully,…

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Let’s press for progress and empower Indigenous woman…

by Deepak Kindo, CEO, Sambandh Finserve

On International Women’s Day, I’m reflecting on the way millions of Indigenous tribal women in the Chhottanagpur region of India now have sustainable livelihoods, a voice, futures filled with opportunities.…

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Let's get girls in India into quality schools this…

by Nathan Byrd, Head of Global Programs, Opportunity International

International Women’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on all that we’ve achieved over the last few decades in our efforts for gender equity in education. Much of the work focused on access to education…

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Everyday Social Justice: How to press for change in…

by Sara Bolst

Once a year, on World Day of Social Justice, we celebrate social justice movements worldwide and the impact they continue to make. But we can do more.

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