Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.
Manual 2: Women and Citizenship: Citizenship and Women’s Rights
The guide is divided in two main modules: Citizenship and Women’s Rights; Women and Elections. Citizenship and Women’s Rights is developed at the group level, whereas Women and Elections is developed at the level of women leaders associations. There is an inextricable link between these two topics: Citizenship and Women’s Rights brings attention to good citizenship practices and also provides an introduction to political life that can serve as a catalyst for women becoming elected representatives in the socio-political sphere. The two themes contribute to the social and political empowerment of women. The second module of this guide focuses on the themes of Citizenship and Women’s Rights.