Archive for the ‘economic empowerment’ Category

COVID Update: From Emergency Response to Fostering Equitable Recovery

READ Centers play a pivotal role during a crisis, providing disaster response and relief during emergencies, and promoting equity during recovery. Our READ Bhutan, READ India, and READ Nepal teams have been invaluable to READ communities over the past several months, supporting families as they deal with COVID and its effects and empowering individuals to […]

READ Center Microloans Provide a Lifeline During the COVID Crisis in Nepal

When COVID-19 shutdowns swept across Nepal, families that relied on income from informal jobs were left on the brink of extreme poverty. Without that income, they knew they couldn’t afford to feed themselves or their children reliably, heat their homes to keep warm in winter, or pay to send their children back to schools should […]

How We’re Empowering Women – International Women’s Day 2020

In the 25 years since the signing of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for Universal Women’s Rights, READ Global has strengthened its own commitment to advancing gender equality. By uplifting women’s voices and rights, READ Centers have helped transform gender norms in communities, a shift that helps everyone living in the community to […]

The Path to Safer Migration: Personal Stories of Two Common Scenarios

The promise of higher earnings to send home from employment abroad entices thousands to leave their country every day across Bhutan, India, and Nepal. Whether due to lack of information or options, those who choose to migrate are often taken advantage of. A dishonest recruiter or agent might steal a migrant’s money, abandon a migrant […]

Invest in Women, Elevate Communities: A Closer Look at the Financial Impact on Women at READ Centers

“Thanks to READ Centers, women are more confident, have greater self-esteem, and are able to start and run their own businesses.” ~ READ Nepal staff member Supporting women’s empowerment and women’s entrepreneurship is one of the MOST effective ways to lift families, communities, countries, and whole regions out of poverty. This key takeaway from a […]

Dining for Women – Helping READ Bhutan Spur Women’s Entrepreneurship

Thanks to a generous $48,000 commitment from Dining for Women, READ Global will be a featured organization during the month of August. As a featured organization, READ Global will have the opportunity to present its work in Bhutan to Dining for Women chapters across the country. Dining for Women’s support will enable READ Bhutan to empower 300 […]

Empowering Bhutan’s Rural Women

When rural women don’t have access to livelihood skills, they miss out on opportunities like earning income, providing for themselves and their families, and becoming more respected in their communities. This is why READ Bhutan conceived and implemented Rural Livelihood – Empowering Bhutanese Women. Through this project, READ Bhutan has trained nearly 100 women in […]

The Inside Scoop On The “Skills To Succeed” Program

In 2014, we reached out to Accenture to present our unique model and invite their team to check out a center in action. After seeing all of the activities going on in the Dehli READ Center, Accenture decided to partner with READ India for “Skills to Succeed” – Accenture’s global initiative to equip people with […]

How Do We Keep Our READ Centers Sustainable?

As a new READ Center launches in Bhutan, adding to the 2.1 million total rural villagers served by our centers, you may be thinking – that sounds great, but just how sustainable are these centers? Will they stand as long term establishments in their communities, or is this just another organization’s well-intentioned, but misguided, attempt […]

Generous Grant from Australia To Fund New Training Programs

Embarking in a new partnership that will inspire economic prosperity for generations to come, READ Bhutan is the proud recipient of a generous grant from the Australian government’s Direct Aid program. The $21,575 AUD (approximately $15,500 USD) grant will go directly to READ Bhutan’s skill enhancement training program for women, which will train 90 women […]

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