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.
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.
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
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.