One day, three women confronting crisis. Get involved.


10:04am Bronx, New York

Angele, who was raised on a plantation in Cameroon, arrives at her community garden plot. In a city of fast food, she is determined to grow the same crops that have long sustained her family. Read more »


1:34pm Central Somalia

Fatuma, a widow, sells salt, sugar, rice and other staples from her roadside stall in Galkacyo district. Poor access to clean water in her community ended in tragedy for her daughter. Read more »


3:00pm Dadaab, Kenya

Asha leads a support group for girls in the Dadaab refugee complex. Forced into marriage at 14, she once endured beatings and death threats from her husband. Read more »

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How the IRC protects and empowers women

Threats against women and girls exist at every level of society — at school, at work and even at home. From poor access to education and health care to sexual violence and limited opportunities to earn a living, these dangers intensify in times of war and disaster.

The IRC addresses threats to women and girls, in times of crisis and beyond, in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities. We provide lifesaving critical care to women and girls during humanitarian emergencies. And in the aftermath, we offer empowerment programs to help women and girls rebuild their lives, families and communities—and thrive over the long term.