"It is impossible to realize our goals while discriminating against half the human race. As study after study has taught us, there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women." – Kofi Annan, then UN Secretary-General, 2006 (Kristof and WuDunn, Half the Sky, p. 185)
It is widely established – by scholars, the United Nations, the media, etc. - that one of the most powerful tools in the fight against poverty is the education and empowerment of women and girls. Breaking Ground's Women's Entrepreneurial Program is committed to equipping women with the skills and confidence they need to support their families and communities. Similarly, Breaking Ground Football provides girls and young women with a safe and healthy forum in which to build confidence, independence, and solidarity.