Tag Archives: Africa

Changing the world, one sanitary pad at a time


Chantelle Baxter is the Cofounder of One Girl, a nonprofit that helps girls and women create change. She is working on LaunchPad, a project that sells affordable sanitary pads to girls and women in Sierra Leone via TEDX Sydney


RESOURCE: Make Every Woman Count


Make Every Woman Count – Promoting the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Africa

About: (from the website http://www.makeeverywomancount.org)

“The Empowerment of African Women & girls is vital to the continent growth and  development. We can’t develop Africa if half of its population is left out”. Rainatou Sow Founder  & Executive Director of MEWC

 Founded in December 2010 two months after the launch of the African Women’s Decade, Make Every Woman Count is a young women-led organisation committed to actively promoting and advocating for the empowerment and rights of African women and girls and to raise awareness of the African women’s Decade. The  MEWC website aims to be a comprehensive online resource to support the empowerment of African women and girls.

Make Every Woman Count focuses on 6 priority areas that are vital to women’s rights and gender equality: Human Rights of Women, Women, Peace & Security, Violence Against Women, Political Participation & Leadership, Economic Empowerment, HIV/AIDS & Reproductives Health.


Make Every Woman Count’s mission is to provide accessible, timely and accurate information, resources and tools to support and strengthen the work of African women’s rights advocates, grassroots, and activists to effectively promote the economic, political and social rights of African women and girls; and to inspire and support young African women to be agents of social change in Africa.  [see more]