Advancing Equality for 60 Years

Crossroads International is a leading Canadian volunteer cooperation agency advancing equality for women and girls and eradicating poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa and South America.

MISSION

Crossroads International works to create a more equitable and sustainable world by engaging and strengthening individuals, organizations and communities through mutual learning, solidarity and collective action.

VISION

ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled.

Facts

Crossroads International works in some of the world’s poorest countries where women and girls face great adversity — unequal access to resources and economic opportunities, gender-based violence and limited participation in political and public life.

2,500

girls annually

62 Girls’ Empowerment Clubs help 2,500 girls annually move from victims of violence to voices for change

53,000

people

255 Ghanaian Legal Literacy Volunteers increased access to justice for 53,000 people

40%

increase in revenue

Senegalese women soap producers increased their revenue by 40%

Bringing people together for a common cause

To create lasting solutions to overcome poverty and advance women’s rights.

Every year, Crossroads International engage hundreds of experienced volunteers and staff North and South who apply their expertise locally to address poverty and inequality. We invest in local partners who are best positioned to meet the needs of their communities. With them, we pilot innovative approaches to create decent jobs and to empower women and girls to become leaders and live free from violence.

Together we are leveraging knowledge, expertise, and dollars to create a more just and equitable world.

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