Video instructions and help with filling out and completing 8850 Form Empowerment

Instructions and Help about 8850 Form Empowerment

When we talk about two billion people living in poverty why should we try to gear resources toward women and girls in those communities well if you're thinking chivalry you lose it's all about results you see when women and girls are healthy educated empowered and able to work everyone wins how so let's start with a few basics since 1990 maternal deaths worldwide have dropped 45 percent so the health and well-being of women newborns and children are closely linked and help build prosperous communities and Nations women spend 90 percent of their income on things that directly benefit their families they prioritize things like food medicine and education for their children and mothers who've had in education are more than twice as likely to send their own kids to school as mothers with no education now I could go on but you get the point no country can reach its full potential by ignoring half of its population if we want a healthier more productive world then unleashing the power of women and girls is one of the smartest and most obvious ways to realize it here are just a few ways we can do that in Africa where half of the farmers are women giving them the same access to resources that men have like mobile phones farming tools and information could increase their yields by 20 to 30 percent feeding more people and driving economic growth in India if women participated equally in the labor force the country could see an additional 10% income per capita by 2020 and globally if women's level of employment matched men's over the next 15 years the GDP of these countries which is a way to measure an economy's health would go up by 12 percent the evidence is clear when you invest in women and girls and help them thrive you can make a difference