This weekly post shines a light on a handful of stories from Heifer.org's "From the Field" section.
One of Heifer's 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development is Gender and Family Focus. This element is present in a variety of ways in Heifer's projects. Women often represent their families in self-help groups (SHGs) and become models for their families and even communities.
The Strey Tbong Pich women's group in Cambodia is now in its second year of a values-based literacy progam. Participants of all ages worked very hard, despite challenges such as last year's flooding, and recently successfully completed their final exams.
Female agricultural service cooperative (ASC) representatives, including Heifer project leaders, recently visited Ukraine's Parliament on Human Rights to share about gender-equity isses rural women face. This is an important step in improving gender equity throughout the country.