The Research

Research validates our focus on women for economic mobility, social integration, and connection to services. This is not to say that our male students and clients are any less valuable to us -- that is far from the truth. Rather, in creating programming specific to women, the research shows a cumulative effect of raising the standard of living for all. What follows below is a cursory description of some of that research with links to learn more.

Women v Men Earnings by Age in 2016

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States. Median earnings reported.

Median Income and Sex

Source: U.S. Census Bureau; Figures in 2016 dollars.

Proportion of women experiencing gender-based violence

Source: USAID

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