By: Elizabeth Aquino

Around the globe, the transformational power of supporting women and girls is becoming more prevalent in our societies. According to research, educating girls at least up to age 14 leads to later marriages, smaller families and higher incomes that are then reinvested into the health and education of those families and their communities.

However, the world is decades away from achieving gender equality. In the “Global Mosaic” episode “Young Women Rising” independent filmmaker Liz Canning and London-based journalist Kumba Kpakima met for the first time at the historic 2019 Women Deliver conference in Vancouver. They teamed up to look for organizations working on these issues around the world, and focused their reporting on women in Texas and the Democratic Republic of the Congo who are fighting every day to have a voice in their communities.

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