International

Women’s Empowerment

The demands of life weigh on her from the moment she wakes up. There is always a need. She has untold potential, and you can help her unlock it.

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What We Do

Help women find new opportunities.

When women are empowered, the cycle of poverty is broken. With your help, Convoy of Hope partners with women as they start their own businesses and care for their families. Empowering women and girls to advocate for themselves and one another creates opportunities that last for generations.

After I joined, I have seen so many changes in my family. I can pay for all my children’s expenses. I even have savings!

Teru
Ethiopia

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When you join Convoy:Women, you become part of a sisterhood that advocates for the women and girls Convoy of Hope serves.

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Statistics

By the numbers.

At present, over 750 million women and girls were married before they turned 18.

Women do three times as much unpaid care and domestic work as men.

One study showed an estimated 63 million school-age girls were not in school.

Globally, women’s participation in high-level government leadership reached just 23% in 2017.

Globally, fewer than a third of senior- and middle-management positions were held by women.

Just over half of women between 15 and 49 years of age who are married or in unions, make their own decisions about intimate relations and use of contraceptives and health services.

In the least developed countries, only 60% of girls complete primary school, and just 30% enroll in secondary school.

Girls are almost 2.5 times more likely to be out of school in conflict-affected countries than those not affected by conflict.

Impact

Empowering women. Strengthening families.

26,841

Women and girls empowered in 2020.

46,257

Women and girls trained since 2010.

16

Countries with Women’s Empowerment programs in 2020.

$300

Provides seed capital for one woman to start a business.

2021 Gift Catalog

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Gift of Hope

Feminine Hygiene Kit ($10)

Without feminine hygiene products, many young women are forced to stay home from school. Providing education and hygiene kits will keep girls in school and restores their confidence and dignity. What a special gift you can give this holiday season!

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Approach

Give women the tools to build happier, healthier futures.

Convoy partners with women to create a customized and holistic strategy that fits their needs.

Woman selling fish at a market

Economic Empowerment

When a woman generates an income, it doesn’t only benefit her — the entire community profits. Through the training techniques below, Convoy of Hope equips women to start and successfully operate their own businesses.

  • Financial education
  • Vocational training
  • Cooperative savings groups
  • Providing start-up capital (not a loan)
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Family Health Empowerment

Convoy of Hope trains and educates women, including expectant mothers, in early childhood development, nutrition, health, hygiene, literacy, cooking, and even small-scale agriculture.

  • Participants who engage in Convoy’s programming have the opportunity to receive a month’s worth of food to help supplement their diet.
  • We provide mothers — with emphasis on those expecting — with vitamins for both themselves and their children.
  • Mothers with children under five years old can have them monitored through Convoy’s programming to both reduce malnutrition and maintain healthy development.
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Girls’ Empowerment

Girls’ Empowerment brings educational programs to schools and communities in order to raise the next generation of leaders. Girls in this program develop life skills and learn about culturally relevant issues like the ones listed below.

  • General health
  • Nutrition
  • Emotional health
  • Positive decision-making
  • Self-esteem
  • Gender-based violence
  • Harmful beliefs and practices
  • Feminine health and hygiene