Too often women are denied the opportunity to reach their full potential. The irony is that by keeping women down, men lose out too. On March 8th of every year, events are held throughout the world to acknowledge women’s contributions on International Women’s Day.

When victims of abuse make the brave decision to leave their batterers, they often have fewer resources other than the clothes on their back. Many women have been under financial control of their batterer and are unaccustomed to managing their own money. Some have not been allowed to acquire the skills needed to earn living wages.

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