Domestic violence, universal pre-K, teen pregnancy, and FGM (female genital mutilation) are all priorities for women in this region that are not getting the attention they need. (Click on “Women & girls” category to the right to see our coverage of these issues regionally.) But this may change. A new report from the Foundation Center and the Women’s Funding Network (press release here, actual 50-page study here) shows funding specifically for women and girls up 223% since 1990 (compared to 177% for funding overall).
Credit is due to the visionary Women’s Fund of Western Mass for their support of Breaking the Silence (targeted to Somali women) based here at The Springfield Institute, the YEAH Network (teen pregnancy, adolescent health), and many other critical projects.