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Welcome to Women Worldwide
  

Connecting you with ways to help women and children around the world.

Women Worldwide is dedicated to connecting people around the world with opportunities to help women and children in need. We will help you find opportunities to get involved at whatever level you can.
  • Volunteer
  • Donate
  • Be an advocate
  • Buy from women in underdeveloped countries.
As our young organization grows, we're focusing on a few areas to begin with:  volunteer travel and providing you with links to other organizations that help women and children around the world.

Can One Person Make A Difference?

Yes! Read the inspiring story about how American Lisa Shannon makes a difference for women in the Congo.

Invisible Children

Help this non-profit make a documentary film about stolen children forced into being child soldiers. Read more about this great effort and how you can help.

"For All Women"

Oprah Winfrey's organization "For All Women" has identified many ways you can change a woman's life for as little as $5 or 5 minutes. The projects are sorted by:

  • Save a mom's life
  • Heal a rape victim
  • End modern day slavery
  • Give the gift of learning
  • Lend a microloan
  • Help without spending a dime

Learn how you can give a mid-wife or hygiene kit, provide training, ensure a safe home, give HIV testing, pay for legal services, give a woman a fresh start, and much more. All on one website.

Thanks Oprah!


"People of the World Want Change"

Listen to a new song promoting peace through peaceful resistance.
  
Inspired by the brave demonstrators throughout Arab Spring,
the song encourages people to stand up with others
and speak out for their rights.
After 18 days of protesting in Tahrir Square,
President Hosni Mubarek of Egypt was ousted.

Change can happen in other countries, too.
Please share the song with others around the world.
Let's spread the word!

We encourage you to listen to the song and like it on Facebook!

Women Worldwide is proud
to be working in partnership with
Give Back Kick Back - Travel with a purpose
  
One of the features of our website is to provide you with links to various volunteer travel organizations. Also, we are happy to be working with Give Back Kick Back Travel to design trips of our own.
  
In February 2014 we will be going to Morocco to donate and plant fruit trees for low-income women farmers. Experience the mystique of Morocco with us! Ancient music, amazing sights, and intoxicating scents. This beautiful country sits at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, rich with history, culture and music. Join us in air-conditioned 4x4s as we go from Casablanca to Fez to Marrakech, and points in beween. Shopping, dancing, listening to Sufi music, hiking, and much more.
  
In addition to our Morocco group trip, Give Back Kick Back Travel will customize trips that include a hands-on service project for groups of four or more to Africa. We specialize in planting gardens and looking for projects that help underprivileged women and children. Contact us to help you design your customized volunteer vacation.

Read about our
January 2009 Mali experience. We helped a local school by donating and planting fruit trees and digging a water pipeline and water well for their school garden, then went to the extraordinary "Festival in the Desert" outside of Timbuktu. This trip far exceeded our expectations. It was gratifying and rewarding to see that others, like us, wanted to "give back" to the country they are visiting. (Note: Due to the 2012 military coup in Mali, and instability in the country, Mali travel has been suspended for now.)
   
Email us if you'd like to be contacted about future Volunteer Tourism trips like this, or join the mailing list at Give Back Kick Back.

Half The Sky Movement
Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

The central moral challenge of our time is reaching a tipping point. Just as slavery was the defining struggle of the 19th century and totalitarianism of the 20th, the fight to end the oppression of women and girls worldwide defines our current century.

Hidden in the overlapping problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality is the single most vital opportunity of our time — and women are seizing it. From Somaliland to Cambodia to Afghanistan, women's oppression is being confronted head on and real, meaningful solutions are being fashioned. Change is happening, and it’s happening now.

Journalists Nicholas Kristof (we LOVE Mr. Kristof and "Like" him on Facebook!) and Sheryl WuDunn took on this urgent moral challenge in 2009 with their acclaimed best-selling book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. They encouraged readers all over the world to do the same.

Now, a landmark movement — inspired by Kristof and WuDunn’s work and also entitled Half the Sky — is working to amplify the book’s impact. Ignited by a high-profile national television event and fueled by innovative multi-platform initiatives, Half the Sky is galvanizing even more people to join the burgeoning movement for change.

Check out Half the Sky Movement here.