Women around the world are more likely to live in poverty just because they are women. They have less access to land, education, income and decision making all of which keeps them poor.
Point Five International puts women and women’s rights at the centre of all our work because we believe this inequality is an injustice we must fight. And we believe that gender is critical to understanding the causes of poverty and injustice.
We work with women across the world to identify the changes they want to see and to empower them to claim their rights.
Point Five international also defends the rights of women and girls to live free from gender-based violence; to secure a fairer division of care work and to control their own sexuality.
We believe that women are powerful forces for change. In everything we do, Point Five Internatioanl believes the best way to end poverty is to strengthen women in their own struggles, helping them to unleash their own potential to change the world.