Rachel Pott

Rachel Pott

Rachel Pott is a writer, teacher and human rights advocate from Peterborough, Canada.

The Refugee Crisis – We Should Have Known

Flowminder, a Swedish nonprofit, has developed a technology that uses position data from SIM cards to track the movement of people. With a focus on assisting vulnerable low and middle-income countries at scale, the organization collects, aggregates and analyzes anonymous mobile operator data – through cooperation with mobile companies – and data from satellites and household surveys.

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The All-in-One Menstrual Hygiene Kit

Ninety percent of girls and women use reusable pads or rags. If improperly cleaned or left damp, they are at risk of contracting reproductive infections and illnesses. Flo is a hygiene kit that allows girls to wash, dry and carry reusable sanitary pads.

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It’s Time for Her Turn

In Nepal, a country where girls’ voices are traditionally not heard or valued, young women are speaking up and stopping practices of human trafficking, child marriage, abuse and discrimination. Her Turn is at the helm of this transformation.

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Leaders and Innovators: The MATCH Women’s Fund Grantees

It will take a vast amount of work to elevate and support women everywhere, but “women are uniquely and bravely creating change in their communities,” and The MATCH Fund is ensuring that they are able to continue this vital work.

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