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. On average, women earn less than men; girls start missing out on opportunities at a young age as families living in poverty often decide to send their sons to school instead of their daughters; and household chores systematically fall on the women and girls, creating longer working hours and even fewer opportunities to earn an income.
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 levels of society.
Women are more connected than ever before and together we can build bridges, remove barriers, and change women's lives.