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What We’re Pinning: Women’s Empowerment

By Emily Terrell

We believe that one of the keys to poverty eradication is the empowerment of women. Women represent 70% of those living on less than $2 a day, but typically spend 90% of their income on their families. So in honor of all the hardworking and courageous women around the world, here are some of our favorite pins about women’s empowerment from this week.

To help an entire the community, start with the women (via Women’s World Banking).To help an entire the community, start with the women (via Women’s World Banking).

A powerful woman who makes a difference!A powerful woman who makes a difference!

Manal al-Sharif, on the “Time 100″ for inspiring an underground civil-disobedience campaign encouraging Saudi Arabian women to drive.Manal al-Sharif, on the “Time 100″ for inspiring an underground civil-disobedience campaign encouraging Saudi Arabian women to drive.

When girls learn they are powerful, they are unstoppable.When girls learn they are powerful, they are unstoppable.

Half The Sky Movement, in Sierra Leone (Photo by Jessica Chermayeff).Half The Sky Movement, in Sierra Leone (Photo by Jessica Chermayeff).

The powerful connection between going green and empowering women.The powerful connection between going green and empowering women.

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