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    Breaking Down the Barriers to Education for Women

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    In spite of their demographic diversity, followers of Islam are often lumped into a single category that denigrates the religion and stereotypes mo

    Mark Edwards: Upstream USA

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    From Subsistence Farming to Fair Trade - Empowering Women in Burkina Faso: Ashoka Fellow Marceline Ouedraogo

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    By improving the quality of Shea Butter production in Burkina Faso, Marcelline Ouedraogo has enabled a significant increase in income to more than 3,000 women across the country. 

    In Memory of Marcelline Ouédraogo

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    The global Ashoka community deeply mourns the loss of Marceline Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso, founder of Groupement Férminin Songtaaba.

    Great time to invest in women entrepreneurs, says Mann Deshi Bank’s Chetna Sinha

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    Chetna Sinha, along with six other women, will co-chair the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting to be held at Davos between 23 and 26 Ja

    Palawan’s New Ashoka Fellow

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    Emerging Insights 2018: Women

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    Challenges persist in ensuring equal rights and protections for women everywhere and initiatives to counter these realities require more comprehensive approaches to secure women’s livelihoods and engage women as co-leaders in their advancement. Female Fellows working this year to change systems for women in their communities are no different. Read examples of how social entrepreneurs challenge and shift societal norms, restructure harmful systems, and amplify women as leaders to enable them to change their communities and society.