Centre for Development and Population Activities

Rating: 5 stars   1 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, International, Women

Location: 1120 20th Street, NW Suite 720 Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: CEDPA equips and mobilizes women and girls to achieve gender equality.  Their equality is essential to building stronger families, communities, and societies. We envision a world in which women and girls are able to fulfill their dreams free from the constraints of poverty and inequality and in which their full worth is realized and valued. We work so that women can control more resources and contribute meaningfully in decision making at all levels.

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There are now more than 5400 alumni of CEDPA's training and other programs in more than 100 countries (including the US). These alumni are now working at the community and national level to make a profound difference for women and children in their country, and to a person they tell us that they wouldn't be where they are without the leadership training CEDPA provided them. There are, in addition, tens of thousands of adolescent girls and boys who are leading safer and healthier lives as a result of CEDPA's unique BETTER LIFE OPTIONS programs, which have been implemented in Africa and South Asia. In terms of value for money, CEDPA is in a class by itself.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the impact of CEDPA's work through participating in training programs held in DC and in meetings with women leaders around the world. CEDPA is much better known outside the US, where in almost any poorer country you can name, CEDPA is known for its quality leadership training and its commitment to women. In an international environment where women-focused organizations come and go, CEDPA has remarkable and somewhat unique staying power.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would build CEDPA's endowment so that it could reach even more adolescents and women, with less dependence on grant funding.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I have known of this organization since its founding 35 years ago.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Building its unrestricted reserves so that it can provide more women with leadership training and more adolescents with information and training about healthy life options.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Improving women's health care and economic independence around the world

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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