Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. A day when we celebrate the achievements of women everywhere — whether they are in the realm of academics, science, activism, culture, political economics, the list goes on …
Founded by one of the most iconic female scientists in history, the Jane Goodall Institute is widely known for our conservation efforts in Africa. Integral to these efforts is a dedication to improving the lives of women and girls living in communities located in our project areas. Among these efforts are our peer education program designed to keep girls in school, providing girls with academic scholarships, improving women’s livelihoods, reproductive health education/support, and family planning resources.
When the women in these communities are empowered and have access to the resources they and their families need to be healthy, their community thrives. In turn, that community is well-placed to become better stewards for the environment and to help protect the natural resources surrounding them … including vital chimpanzee habitat.
In honor of International Women’s Day, please donate to the Jane Goodall Institute and help support these programs.