The GREAT Initiative was founded to redress the gender imbalance and provide financial and organizational support to women working at a grassroots level to improve gender equality in their communities.
Gender equality is not just a women’s issue. It is widely acknowledged that achieving gender equality at every level is a vital step to ending poverty, and although we are making big steps in the right direction there is still a huge amount to be done. 1 in 4 women will be victims of violence in their lifetime, 2 thirds of women make up the worlds illiterate and the great majority lack the basic rights we take for granted.
There’s no excuse for the level of gender inequality still prevalent today when we have fought so hard to eradicate racial and minority discrimination. It’s up to every one of us to put a stop to the social, educational, and political inequality between men and women. The GREAT Initiative is committed to improving the lives of women to give them the opportunities they deserve and create sustainable and impactful change in their communities through empowering individuals at a grassroots level. It’s time to hold the UN, local governments and politicians to their promises to eradicate gender inequality. It’s time to make women matter. It’s time for a great initiative.