The Women's International Fund for Education works to harness the power of women in becoming strong leaders and powerful sources of inspiration in their community. Though it may seem that women are gaining more rights and acceptance in society, this only holds true for a small number of countries. Barriers towards equality such as poverty, prostitution, and corruption still permeate in many parts of the world and women continue to be repressed and exploited. WIFE believes that higher education is the solution to overcoming these barriers. Education allows for equal access to knowledge, basic understanding of the world, self-advocacy, better opportunity and life-fulfillment. When given the chance to learn and the support to continue learning, we believe that all women can become the change they want to see in the world.