Raising Women’s Voices
Poverty affects both men and women. But when it comes to securing a bright future, women face more challenges.
Women are often expected to manage their households. That includes raising children, cooking, getting water and other daily tasks. But too often they do not have the resources they need to succeed. They are less likely to be able to finish school or build careers. Their rights are less likely to be upheld.
Through CWS programs around the world, women are rising to meet these challenges. They are going to school and learning to read and write. They are building businesses and expanding enterprises. They are putting food on the table and providing for their children.
When women rise, they take their families and their communities with them. And we're here to help them as they do it.
Turning the Page for Roma Women
Serving Up A Brighter Future in Belgrade
D* lives with her four siblings and their grandmother in one of Belgrade’s informal settlements. She had a turbulent childhood that was characterized by constant moving and instability. Six years ago, D’s parents separated. Her mother took all five children from Serbia to Germany. They lived in poor conditions and didn’t go to school, so German social services got involved. …
Back in Business: CWS Cash Transfer Initiative Helps Nurmita Return to Work
Nurmita lives in a Central Sulawesi village where, before a devastating earthquake in 2018, she sold traditional cakes to earn a nice income. In the disaster Nurmita lost her baking equipment and supplies … and her livelihood. Her situation was not uncommon, unfortunately. And it has taken quite some time for people to recover and regroup. Now, finally, with help …
Stories and advice from refugee women in Cairo
In honor of International Women’s Day, three refugee women in Cairo are sharing their wisdom and experiences. Laila from Sudan, Salam from Somalia and Najat from Eritrea are all part of the community at our local partner, St. Andrew’s Refugee Services. NAJAT Najat is an Eritrean mother who is passionate about handicrafts. She fled her city due to war, which …