Save the date | 15 Nov 2023

 


Thank you for your support of our 2022 Best Foot Forward Day of Giving.

Because of your generosity, $154,500 has been raised which helps us to continue supporting sustainable development programs that empower women and girls in vulnerable communities.

Check out the successful day of giving campaign 


 

We’re urgently raising funds to give women and girls an opportunity to access education so SHE can put her best foot forward.

Most of the world’s 773 million illiterate adults are women and 1/3 of adolescent girls in the poorest households have never been to school.

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Read stories, watch videos and hear about those we are walking with.

Why we created Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward is Edmund Rice Foundation Australia’s dedicated fundraiser for programs that educate and empower women and girls. Our goal is to raise awareness and important funds so that SHE can have a brighter future.

Women and girls living in poverty lack basic human rights and fundamental opportunities.

The COVID pandemic has increased the burden of gender inequity across the world. Women and girls need your financial support now more than ever.

Post-COVID statistics compiled by the United Nations indicate that in the developing world:

· 60% of women surveyed have lost all or part of their incomes

· 147 million children missed half of their in-person schooling in 2021-2022, and of these 24 million children will never return to school

Research also indicates:

· Increased violence and sexual assault against women, and

· Increased teenage pregnancy, exposure to STDs and unsafe medical procedures

The Best Foot Forward campaign will culminate with a day of giving on 15 November 2022.

Your participation helps us to continue supporting sustainable development programs that empower women and girls in vulnerable communities.

ERFA is an accredited and respected international development agency. We pride ourselves on being a safe pair of hands, so that donors can feel confident that funds are only going towards programs that are carefully and constantly monitored and evaluated to ensure outcomes based on quality, integrity and transparency.

Source: https://data.unwomen.org/publications/covid-19-gender-equality-east-and-southern-africa https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/education/