The Centre for Mass Education in Science (CMES) in Bangladesh is partnering with COL’s GIRLS Inspire project to train vulnerable women and girls for sustainable livelihoods. Focusing on hard-to-reach... more

GIRLS Inspire hosted a panel discussion with the participation of partners and representatives from Global Affairs Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. The session... more

Despite her parents’ disapproval, Ruwanthi, at the age of 18, got married to her husband, who was short tempered and abusive.     In order to distract herself from her... more

In Tanzania, Adolofina Manyika wakes up early to take her two young children aged 4 years and 6 months old to her mother before heading to work. She works as a tout–a job that is not commonly done by... more

COL’s partner, Bedari, through self-growth sessions, spreads awareness in the community about CEFM and its impacts on the lives of girls, boys and families. During one session, Bedari found out that... more

Partnership with Mann Deshi Foundation reaches more than 6,000 girls Established in 1996, the Mann Deshi Foundation empowers rural women with training, capacity building, skills development,... more

Every year, one third of Bangladesh experiences the floods of monsoon season. For families living in flood-prone areas, this can prevent children from accessing education. The Commonwealth of... more

GIRLS Inspire initiative brings training to women and girls in flood-prone communities Tania Begum’s parents could not afford to send her to school. Further, the school was far way and the monsoon... more