How WUSC’s Partner Innovation Fund Supports Local Solutions to Improve Women’s Economic Empowerment

The barriers facing women’s full economic participation are many. In some countries, there are legal constraints to women’s rights to work, including a lack of protection from sexual harassment in the workplace. Women also bear a disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care and domestic work and are less likely to have access to education, technology, and…

Not A Burden”: How This Refugee-Led Organization Is “Cleaning The Perception” Of Refugees Everywhere

Why it Matters : Refugee-led organizations like L’AFRIKANA are able to understand the needs of refugees more intimately than their non-refugee-led counterparts — their story is an opportunity to learn what works and what doesn’t. By Neha Chollangi, Future of Good This journalism is made possible by a partnership with WUSC and the International Forum. See…
The #HerFuture campaign aims to support and advocate for girls' access to education.

Her Future is Now!

From March 5th to March 11th, join the movement to support girls’ education! When young girls are educated, they are equipped with knowledge about their rights that they can confidently exercise, are less likely to be forced into early marriages, and are armed with the tools and information to share their opinions to shape and…
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Digital Skills Training Results in First Paycheque for Women and Girls in Refugee Contexts

Richard Ombina, WUSC Digital Hub and Scholarship Coordinator, is passionate about strengthening education and employment opportunities for young people living in crisis-affected situations. In Kakuma Refugee Camp, Richard works to support young women to earn a livelihood. Some of these individuals have been born within the camp, and others have been driven out of their…
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2023 WUSC International Seminar in Accra, Ghana: Applications Now Open!

Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development: Diverse Perspectives in Ghana Do you have a passion for sustainable development? Are you interested in green entrepreneurship? Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident between the ages of 18 and 30? If you are looking for an international opportunity to deepen your understanding of economic inclusion, the green…
Congratulations, Brenda Arakaza, the 2022 Winner of the Lewis Perinbam Award

Congratulations, Brenda Arakaza, the 2022 Winner of the Lewis Perinbam Award

WUSC, in collaboration with Cooperation Canada and the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award, are pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Innovation and Impact Awards in Honour of Lewis Perinbam.  The award was presented during a virtual ceremony held on February 9, 2023 in the presence of over 100 attendees, including the Minister…

2021-2022 Annual Report: Working Towards A Better Future For Youth

With our global network of 355 partners in 20 countries, we have made important progress toward our vision of a better world for all young people.  Through our programming, we directly reached 280,000 youth with new education, economic, and empowerment opportunities and supported over 1.8 million additional people, helping to improve their quality of life…

Towards a Gender-Transformative Climate Finance Roadmap: An Ecosystem Approach to Inclusive, Equitable, and Transformative Change for Women Climate Entrepreneurs

Climate change and gender inequality are among the world’s most pressing and complex development challenges. While each is separately dangerous and consequential; together, they pose a significant threat to people all over the world. Women and girls in particular face higher risks and greater hardships from the impacts of climate change, which are compounded by…
International Forum 2023

Register Now! 2023 WUSC International Forum – Virtual Edition

DUE CARE: GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT IN TIMES OF ACCELERATED CHANGE The world is running out of time to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by their target of 2030. The intersecting crises of conflict, climate change, and COVID-19 have stretched resources far too thin. Prior to the pandemic, the world was already falling behind in its…

Growing Hope

In Canada, your gardens are dormant now, until another spring awakening. But here in Ghana we are planting all the time – and what we’re growing might surprise you! We are growing hope.  Because of support made possible by WUSC and our donors, women and youth in Ghana are learning the skills they need to…

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