The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close until 2186. Fortunately, this fate is not set and RMF is working to empower women and girls to #BeBoldForChange.
In light of International Women’s Day, we asked some of our boldest female staff members about their vision for the women of their country.
N’Deane Helajzen is RMF’s Program Director, Serbia, and also supports the coordination of our global programs. She is a medical anthropologist whose...
It’s no secret that the modern United States is lacking in its sense of community. Gone are the days of block parties, neighbors visiting on the front porch, and families helping to raise one another’s children. We’ve replaced this with the isolated new mother getting a handle on things alone in her home with only Google to help her and with neighbors hiding out, curtains drawn, preferring virtual community to flesh and blood.
We live in isolation. And we venerate the independent. It’s almost a cliché at this point.
Or so I thought.
I’m going to be honest here. I...
It began with the dream to tackle the maternal mortality in South Sudan, the highest in the world, and to train a new cadre of nurses and midwives. In 2009, there were 4 registered midwives in all of South Sudan, now, with Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery that we co-founded in 2010, 113 Diploma Level Nurses and Midwives have graduated, the 3rd class on December 10, 2015.