This week, I am reflecting on civic responsibility and my role as a citizen as Canada marks National Volunteer Week. As the theme for the week, The Value of One, The Power of Many, underscores, we can – and we must – each contribute to changing the world. In particular, I respectfully suggest it is time for men to step up.
Volunteering and partnering to support women and girls facing great adversity in Africa during a global pandemic looks different, but it is needed now more than ever. Discover why Nana, Maryse or Moustapha are committed to share their skills and knowledge to keep making a difference.
I write to you from Tanzania, where I am currently on my third volunteer mandate with Crossroads, with a simple message: global citizens for change are needed now more than ever.
We are facing a double pandemic: violence against women and girls is not on pause. The fight for equality and justice must continue. Here is what Crossroads International is doing through the UN’s 16 Days of Activism Campaign.
The evidence is clear that protecting girls’ rights now, keeping them safe from violence, and giving them opportunities to succeed will transform communities and change the world.