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Women of Concern is a global community connecting you with change-making women. We enable positive and practical change for women and girls living in extreme poverty across fragile communities, the world over. We believe we can all be Women of Change, and by changing one woman’s life we change many more.
Join our community
Join the Women of Concern community for the opportunity to hear from women at the forefront of creating change, on the frontlines and in some of the world’s poorest places.
Through a series of emails, a range of digital content, and invitations to remote and face-to-face events, you will have the chance to:
- Learn more about the unique challenges women face across the globe
- Gain access to incredible stories and bear witness to real, lasting change
- Discover how you can be a part of this change-making by taking action in a variety of ways
Together we can build bridges, remove barriers, bring about positive change and make a lasting impact.
Women of Concern, Women of Change
At the collective heart of Women of Concern are Women of Change. It’s why we exist. Persistent inequality in all societies means that women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and oppression. Despite some progress, Sustainable Development Goal 5, ‘Achieve full gender equality and empowering all women and girls’ remains unreached.
- Girls are three times more likely than boys to miss out on an education.
- Globally, 75% of unpaid work is performed by women, including 200 million hours spent every day collecting water.
- More than one in three women worldwide have experienced some form of gender-based violence
- Almost 90% of men and women hold some sort of bias against females.
This is why we place women’s empowerment at the heart of our humanitarian and development programmes. Our ultimate aim is to work with communities to develop approaches that transform the root causes of gender inequality at different layers of society.
Meet the women at the forefront of creating change.
Sign up to receive thought-provoking emails and invites to events where you will hear from women on the ground at the forefront of creating change.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Women of Concern?
Women of Concern is a global community connecting people in the UK with change-making women from across the world. Women of Concern aims is to build a community of people who have an interest in gender equality within a global context.
Women of Concern acknowledges that our supporters, like the women we inspire and support, are people who are changing lives. Those who get involved with Women of Concern will, through engaging digital content and events, become part of a community bringing about practical, positive change for women living in some of the world’s poorest communities.
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