Empowering women and girls stands as a fundamental goal in shaping our world’s future. At World Vision, guided by our Christian faith, we’ve taken a leading role in championing gender equality for decades. Our dedication to this cause is deeply ingrained in our work because we believe that when women and girls are granted equal access and opportunities, it positively impacts everyone involved.
International Women’s Day on March 8 and International Day of the Girl on October 11 serve as powerful reminders of the ongoing endeavors needed to ensure the empowerment of women and girls worldwide. Here are seven impactful ways you can contribute to empowering women and girls for lasting change.
1. Ensuring clean water access for better lives.
Did you know girls and women around the world spend 200 million hours each day collecting water that is often dirty and dangerous to their health? You can help transform lives by providing access to clean water. Join World Vision’s Global 6K for Water® on May 18, 2024.
2. Supporting girls and women in crisis.
Millions of girls face abuse, child labor, trafficking, and other offenses. Your support equips local teams in protecting girls and women by offering training, education, counseling, medical care, and more in breaking gender-based violence cycles.
3. Mentoring for local impact.
Your community needs your influence. Volunteer with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters to become a mentor for a girl in need. Your guidance can help shape her future and inspire change close to home.
4. Empowering female entrepreneurs.
Change lives through World Vision microloans. Help dedicated female entrepreneurs establish successful businesses with small loans. By supporting these women, you fuel economic growth and empowerment on a global scale. Your donation’s impact can keep multiplying too!
5. Advocating for education.
Support the Keeping Girls in School Act to empower girls around the world through quality education. When girls stay in school, they get more and better opportunities, they’re able to improve their health and family well-being, and they get to participate in a more equitable society for everyone.
6. Help new moms for healthy starts.
The first 1,000 days of a child’s life — from conception to age 2 — are the most critical. You can help save young lives by giving a new mother essential things like a bassinet, cloth diapers, blankets, a container for clean water, and soap. Closer to home, connect with local volunteer opportunities that support new mothers and families. Your involvement can help create a nurturing environment that ensures healthier starts for both moms and their children.
7. Expressing care and gratitude.
Encouragement begins at home. Show your appreciation to the girls and women in your life. A thank-you note, a helping hand, or a heartfelt conversation can make a world of difference.