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HAPPY WOMEN’S MONTH!!! Aisha Cooper Bruce is the Executive Director of Helping Our People Excel (H.O.P.E.) Inc., a partner of the @globalfundwomen. In 2004 H.O.P.E. Inc was created to give Liberian youth, especially girls, access to exercise their rights and become the next generation of leaders. H.O.P.E. Inc works with girls between the ages of 5 and 22 years old, and focus on youth leadership development trainings; health and human rights campaigns for young people; and advocating for national laws and policies that protect children.
In Liberia, cultural norms, patriarchy, and government inaction all put girls at risk. Discussing sex is considered taboo, which keeps girls disempowered and puts them at risk for exploitation by men in positions of authority (such as teachers). "Until a woman can have total power over her body, she will never have the power to influence the society in which she finds herself. Now if that same woman has complete ownership over her body— that is a force to be reckoned with." says, Aisha Cooper Bruce.
Supporting The Global Fund For Women supports important initiatives like this one. Since 1988, the foundation has awarded over $100 million in grants to over 4,000 organizations supporting progressive women's rights in over 170 countries.
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