Amplifying Women’s Voices
When women around the world do not have access to the same rights, opportunities and resources as the rest of society, we all suffer. By empowering women to have an education, a dignified livelihood and a community that supports them, we are helping communities move forward.
Through CWS programs around the world, women are rising to meet the challenges they face. 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.
Planting Seeds for a Sustainable Future
Scroll through the gallery above to see images of the women in the program In rural Guatemala, communities are working to understand the land they live on to build sustainable futures. Ana Brito and Magdalena Sanchez are two of the 917 families leading this effort. Their dedication to learning and nurturing their surroundings has sparked a transformation, not just for …
General Synod Participants Assemble Thousands of Hygiene Kits to Combat Period Poverty
The goal of assembling and collecting 1,000 CWS Period Packs at General Synod was surpassed as young and old alike gathered to take part in the mission project at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. With the help of Youth@Synod, delegates, visitors and volunteers, the project turned out 3,157 period packs to be distributed with the help of Church World …
Azria’s Newfound Support
Over the past couple of years, Azria’s home in Indonesia has become more and more empty. Her two sons married and moved away and her husband, unfortunately, passed away in 2019. Left to care for herself, Azria has depended mainly on her garden to earn an income. In her garden, Azria grows corn, pepper, long beans, bananas, ginger, sere and …