On this International Women’s Day let us pause and reflect on all the important contributions made by women everywhere , whose commitment, passion and caring inspire us every day. Today we celebrate the community leaders, donors and volunteers who have been partnering with us to create positive change.

Meet Rita Auxiliadora, who since 1997 has lead MMNEPA (Women’s Movement of the Northeast of Pará) in a region-wide effort to uphold the rights of women. Through MMNEPA, Rita works to promote income generating opportunities, food security and awareness, reduce violence against women and ensure womens’ role as important productive members of society.

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