Rati Bishnoi is a program manager at Catapult. Rati is one of our partner gurus. She works with partnering organizations using Catapult to launch projects, making sure the platform represents the spectrum of work going
on globally to end gender inequality.
Rati brings more than six years of editorial and project management experience to Catapult. In addition to a master's in public policy and administration from New York University, she's earned her chops in Washington, D.C., as a health care policy editor
and a defense reporter. She also served as a board member of Asha for Women, a non-profit serving South Asian American survivors of domestic violence. Rati joined Women Deliver in 2011, and transitioned to Catapult as one of the founding staff members in 2012.
When Rati's not working with partners, she's traveling, taking photos and spending time with people who make her laugh.
March 22, 2013 / Rati Bishnoi
In Kayes, Mali, nearly every woman experiences female sexual mutilation (FSM). However, two organizations are educating people about this harmful practice, one community at a time. As a result, 100 villages have officially abandoned FSM.
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March 20, 2013 / Rati Bishnoi
Using cell phones and text-message based literacy and numeracy training is helping Senegalese girls and women dramatically improve their ability to communicate with each other and their communities, according to an evaluation of a pilot program by Dakar,
Senegal-based NGO Tostan.
December 03, 2012 / Rati Bishnoi
For 20-year-old Madhu, being part of Sanmitra Trust’s self-help group has helped her get a job, feed and educate her children, and receive HIV treatment.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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