Celebrate International Women’s Day with World Hope International!

Did you know that women do 2.6 times more unpaid care and domestic work than men? That one in three women are likely to face violence in their lifetimes, and that public services and systems are seldom built with women in mind? In fact, a recent article from The Guardian shows the disturbing consequences of the ways that women continue to go unseen.

At World Hope, we believe in empowering women and work to provide them with tools, resources, and opportunity. Sometimes that means working with a community to gain safe access to clean water; sometimes it looks like collaborating on an enterprise like mushroom farming or greenhouses or selling ice. It looks like anti-trafficking activism and providing trauma care, finding ways to keep girls in school, and building resiliency and providing emergency response in disaster-prone communities, where women and children so often bear the brunt of fallout.

We are working every day to empower women and girls around the world – and we want to hear from you, too! Whether they are women and girls close to home or far away, what are you doing to #EmpowerHer?

Doing Our “Bit” for Empowerment

I love it when I see empowerment at work, watching someone who has been invested in with time and resources, become stronger within themselves and contributing to their community and then investing and empowering others.

The Role of Individuals, Organizations, & the International Community in response to the National Emergency Declared in Sierra Leone

It is powerful that a person in a position of authority – a man, no less – has, in this declaration of national emergency, essentially told them that “what has happened to you is not okay and we’re going to do something to respond to that.”

Be Part of Our Story!

Share how you empower the women and girls in your life

  1. Print the #EmpowerHer PDF.
  2. Complete the statement with how you empower the women and girls in your life.
  3. Post a photo to social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) of you with your sign.
  4. Use the hashtags #EmpowerHer and #IWD2019 (and tag @worldhopeorg so they can see!).
  5. Then, tag three other women and men inviting them to do the same!

You can #EmpowerHer with us by…

Sports Fundraiser

You can support our work through walking, racing, or running a marathon by finding us on Everyday Hero. Check out our webinar on using sports to donate to charities you care about! As adventurer, sailor, and WHI ambassador Sara Hastreiter said, “You don’t have to be an athlete. I personally don’t run; my knees don’t like it. I don’t want people to be intimidated by running… sometimes people walk. Sometimes people take treks to things like Mt. Everest basecamp…” 

The Hope Fund

You can support the empowerment of women and girls around the world by donating to The Hope Fund. These gifts will enable us to continue to transform lives through economic empowerment, access to clean water, health and nutrition programs, anti-trafficking and gender-based violence efforts, emergency relief, and disaster resiliency and more. A gift to The Hope Fund today is a gift of opportunity for her tomorrow.

Child Sponsorship

Host a Child Sponsorship Day at your school, church, organization, or community group! Get materials and book one of our speakers to share how child sponsorship empowers the girl child globally. You can and learn about opportunities to partner with our Child Sponsorship, Enable the Children, Hope House, and First Step Centre programs. Contact us today for more information or to book your event!

AN ORGANISATION YOU CAN TRUST.

Please note that in the unlikely event a specific appeal becomes overfunded, surplus funds will be redirected towards a similar relief or community development project.

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