When we help to educate a girl, we help her whole family.
To improve the life of one woman is to change the life of an entire community.
This has been proven time and time again.
We already know that successful sustainable development depends on women. Economic and social development around the world, including in North America, depends directly on how we support and empower women.
Yet most women in the world still live on less than $1 a day. Girls are often expected to do manual labor and stay home to help take care of their families and are not given the chance to go to school. Women are not given the same opportunities to be educated and to be in charge of their own lives.
We can change this.
We can make a difference! Together, as Disciples women, we can come together to help change the status and lives of girls and women. We can contribute to their education, training, and empowerment. We can accompany them in a bold way!
Week of Compassion has established the Women’s Empowerment Fund as a way to do just that.
This fund will educate, train, and empower women all over the world and here in North America. The Women’s Empowerment Fund will honor our sisters in need. It will serve as a powerful vehicle for us as Disciples women to channel our joint resources specifically to improve the lives of women.
Individually, you may feel powerless. But coming together and rallying around our sisters, leveraging our resources, starting giving clubs, and committing to improving women’s lives means that every single one of us can have an impact.
The Women’s Empowerment Fund will benefit our partners through Global Ministries, including our efforts to support women in the Congo and the Middle East. It will also benefit our ecumenical partners like Church World Service and Foods Resource Bank, to support girls and women’s programs in the Republic of Georgia, Serbia, and India. Through all of our Disciples and ecumenical partners worldwide, Week of Compassion’s Women’s Empowerment Fund will change the lives of women.
To donate, click here.
For more information on the status and progress of women and how we can join the efforts of the nations of the world in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, please visit this site.
Stay tuned for more information on this powerful vehicle to improve the lives of our sisters.
Thank you for your courageous compassion and for joining our efforts to empower women.