Thursday, August 2, 2012

US targets grants to Burmese women organizations

Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:48 Mizzima News

The Abbott Fund, a global, non-profit philanthropic foundation, has announced a $1 million partnership with the US Secretary of State’s International Fund for Women and Girls to support Burmese grassroots organizations that work to advance women’s health, education and economic opportunities.

The grants will provide medical care for women and girls to improve health awareness and provide preventive treatment. Other focuses will include education and training as well as expanding economic opportunities for women.

The secretary's international fund is designed to build partnerships with philanthropic organizations, global businesses and civil society to provide targeted, high-impact grants to nongovernmental organizations working to meet the needs of women and girls around the world.  

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