Gender Equality

We strive towards a future where gender does not determine status, power to make decisions, or access to resources and services – a world where women, men, girls, and boys can all reach their full potential. We promote gender equality in all of our programs, to empower women, girls, and their communities to break down gender barriers and build a more equal world.

Sowing the seeds of potential: Women

While program has transformed lives in the classroom, it has lifted up women in the community as well.

Saving lives in the mountains of Afghanistan

Every morning Dr. Hajira tours the maternity wards at the Faizabad hospital with other doctors and trainees.

Women delivering change

Jane Wanyama is the CEO of Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu. Her position is rare for a woman in East Africa – or for that matter, anywhere in the world.

Sowing the seeds of potential

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, it is said, sets the stage for all future growth.

Daring to Deliver: Midwives on the Frontlines

Midwives are often on the frontlines of health care in developing countries, delivering crucial patient-centered care to women and their

Meet Mwatime

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity.

Dispatch from the field: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Allie Shier was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She participated in the International Development

Projet d’amélioration de l’accès à des services éducatifs de qualité (PASEQ)

Duration: 2014-2017 Location: Mali Budget: $5.3 million (Global Affairs Canada: $4.5 million; AKFC: $800,000) Description: This program sought to improve

Enhancing Employability And Leadership For Youth (EELY)

Duration: 2011-2017 Location: Pakistan Budget: $19 million (Global Affairs Canada: $16 million; AKFC: $3 million) Description: The Enhancing Employability and