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Women’s Empowerment

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

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What We Do

Help women find new opportunities.

When women participate in the Convoy of Hope Women’s Empowerment program, the cycle of poverty is broken. With your help, Convoy partners with women as they start their own businesses and support their families. Empowering women and girls to advocate for themselves 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

Statistics

By the numbers.

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

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

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

Women's Empowerment helps women support their families.

Globally, women’s participation in high-level government leadership reached just 26%.

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Globally, just over a quarter of senior- and middle-management positions were held by women in 2020.

Women's Empowerment helps break the cycle of poverty.

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.

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

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

Impact

Empower women. Strengthen families.

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35,300+

Women & Girls Empowered in 2021

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64,200+

Women & Girls Trained Since 2010

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Countries With Women’s Empowerment Programs in 2021

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$300

Provides Seed Capital for One Woman To Start a Business

2022 Gift Catalog

Give the
Gift of Hope

Sewing Machine ($150)

Some of the women trained in Convoy’s Economic Empowerment groups have the opportunity to become seamstresses. Your gift of a sewing machine helps this become a reality for a woman with big dreams.

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Approach

Empower women with the tools to build happier, healthier futures.

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

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Economic Empowerment

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

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

Convoy 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 5 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 groups are educational programs that help girls identify and strengthen their voice — both individually and collectively.

In this program, girls learn about self-esteem, positive decision-making, nutrition, physical and emotional health, menstrual hygiene, gender-based violence, and harmful beliefs and practices. This education helps them plan for their futures.