Empowering women isn’t just about creating a fairer world; it’s a fundamental step towards sustainable development. While the manifestations of gender inequality may differ globally, its impact is deeply felt everywhere. Here are six stark realities illustrating the challenges faced by girls and women worldwide:

  1. More than 150 countries uphold at least one discriminatory law against women.
  2. Every minute, 28 girls are forced into marriage before they’re ready.
  3. 1 in 3 women has endured physical or sexual violence in her lifetime.
  4. In most nations, women earn only 60-75% of men’s wages for the same work.
  5. There are approximately 781 million illiterate adults globally, with two-thirds being women.
  6. 63 million girls are still deprived of their right to education.

At ImpactHope, we’re committed to addressing these pressing issues through targeted programs that focus on:

  1. Combating gender-based violence
  2. Improving access to quality healthcare for women
  3. Ensuring equal access to education
  4. Ending child marriage and genital mutilation
  5. Providing skills training and business opportunities for women through microfinance initiatives

Driven by our belief in every woman’s inherent value and dignity, we strive to emulate Jesus’ example by fostering respect and equality. Through initiatives such as distributing sanitary pads to secondary school students, we enable girls to pursue their education unhindered by period poverty. Additionally, our microfinance programs, sewing initiatives, and support groups empower women and girls to build brighter futures for themselves and their communities.

Locations where Gender Equality/Women Empowerment issues are being addressed:

Join us in our mission to create a world where women are truly empowered to thrive and succeed. Together, we can build a future where gender equality is not just an aspiration, but a lived reality.