PUTTING RESOURCES IN WOMEN’S HANDS Since 2015, the Karen Takacs Women’s Leadership Fund has provided financial support to African organizations
Together with generous donors and volunteers, we helped partners pivot to virtual programming in the face of COVID-19 and offer essential and accessible services, from counselling for survivors of gender-based violence to providing emergency food kits to women farmers affected by lockdowns and broken supply chains.
In developing countries like Ghana, the impact of COVID-19 is significantly more cruel, as the most basic prevention measure—handwashing—is not accessible to all. No running water, compounded with a surge in gender-based violence during stay-at-home orders are threatening the lives of women and girls.
For Crossroads International, legacy gifts from thoughtful donors like you are an important way we can ensure the rights of women and girls are protected now and in future. That’s why we are asking you to please remember Crossroads with your own legacy gift.
Together stronger From February 7th to 13th 2021, we invite Canadians to celebrate International Development Week – a unique tradition
Crossroads International announces a new initiative “My Voice, My Health: Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents in Kédougou, Senegal” aimed at improving the accessibility, quality and uptake of sexual and reproductive health services for teens in the region
In this time of crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded of how interconnected we are. Diseases know no borders. Only by ensuring the well-being of the most vulnerable, can we preserve our own.
Crossroads International recently learned that one of our service providers, Blackbaud, experienced a data security incident that may have involved some of our supporters’ personal information.
In Senegal, 47% of the population live in poverty and 17% are food insecure including women farmers who cannot adapt to the consequences of climate change.
In Senegal, the WHO has recorded 7,657 confirmed cases and 60 people lost their lives. If these numbers are low compared to other countries, the impact of the livelihoods of local communities including women is devastating.