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
Replacing worry with confidence in rural Indonesia
Mispa’s life used to be defined by worry. As a single mom to her now 17-year-old son, it was up to her to support her family. She worried about paying for her son’s education. She worried about putting food on the table. She worried that she wasn’t making enough money as a weaver. Then she worried when she ran out …
Pigs mean hope for families in Haiti
“My name is Fedilia Roselène, and I am 56 years old. I have two boys and a girl in my family. To me, the pig breeding program that is taking place in my community is a deliverance. I used to have pigs, but I haven’t had any pigs for a long time. My sweet potato and kitchen waste were left …
Nothing can stop Suada
As a Roma woman in Belgrade, Suada has faced a lot of challenges in her life. She grew up in an informal settlement in the city. She had to help her mom with chores in the house and care for her siblings, so she didn’t have time to go to school. Suada also has challenges hearing and speaking. Being a …