Tomorrow, March 8th, countries across the globe will celebrate International Women's Day.  It's a day to celebrate the progress, courage and achievements of women and also to bring attention to the work still to be done to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. 

We hope you will join us on this important day and all month long by using your voice to spread the word about the success and challenges facing women and girls.  Below you will find ways you can get involved in empowering women and girls as well as an opportunitiy to join us for a webinar where you will learn about why economic empowerment is the pathway out of poverty for women.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter, @wvswsw, where we'll be participating in the conversation about #IWD2018.

With gratefulness for your partnership,

The Strong Women Strong World Team

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7 Ways to Empower Women and Girls

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, here are seven easy ways to make a big difference in the lives of daughters, sisters, and mothers around the world — and right in our own neighborhoods.

1. Provide the ticket to education: clean water.

Did you know that girls in poor communities often miss school because of a lack of clean water in their village? Instead of attending class, millions of girls and women are forced spend several hours each day fetching water for their families that is often dirty and dangerous to their health. Help provide clean water or walk the average 6 kilometers they walk for water and open the door to education for a young girl.

2. Support girls and women in crisis.

Millions of girls are subjected to abuse, child labor, sex trafficking, child marriage, and other offenses. Your gift will go where it’s needed most, protecting girls and women by equipping skilled, local staff to offer training, education, counseling, medical care, small business loans, and other programs that reach women and girls as well as boys — helping to end cycles of gender-based violence.

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Pathway out of Poverty 

Helping women everywhere to thrive economically will accelerate the end of extreme poverty – and we
are closer than you may think. Access to financial services unleashes economic opportunity for women,
even in the most vulnerable communities. Economic opportunity results not only in better incomes, but
also improved nutrition, health, and education for children. Empowered women invest in their
children’s futures.

Through the Women’s Empowerment Fund, World Vision is powering the elimination of extreme poverty by fueling the power and potential of women growing and improving their own farms and businesses.

Join Us Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:00-10:45am PST

WebEx details provided upon registration

Please register by March 12, 2018
For questions email swsw@worldvision.org


  • Engage your networks on these important issues:

    - March 8: Int'l Women’s Day
    - March 22: World Water Day
    - April 7: World Health Day
    - July 30: World Day Against Human Trafficking
    - October 11: Int'l Day of the Girl
    - November 25: Int'l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
    - December 1: World AIDS Day

Strong Women Strong World exists to bring awareness to issues facing women and girls, to raise resources, support programs and cultivate a movement of women and men in the U.S. who are committed to restoring dignity to women and girls in order to create a stronger world for all people.

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