Photographs from our Images of Empowerment collection show the connections between women’s work, their families, and access to reproductive health care information and services. They highlight that women around the world share common aspirations to earn a living, have control over whether and when to have a family, and be able to care for their loved ones.
As you celebrate International Women’s Day, I hope these photographs bring you closer to the women they show in Colombia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda. The individuals in the photographs include members of Women in Informal Employment: Organizing and Globalizing (WIEGO), a Hewlett Foundation grantee, that works to improve the lives of informal workers. They also show women and children who benefit from the health and social services of other Hewlett grantees like Tostan and IntraHealth.