Womankind Worldwide focuses on helping women transform their lives. Why?
Throughout the world, millions of women and girls are denied their human rights, just because they are female. Womankind focuses on improving the lives of the most marginalised women in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We want to ensure they have the right to be themselves, have opinions and be able to pursue ideas and opportunities alongside men.
To deliver a real difference for women, it’s vital to have a sharp understanding of the barriers to women being empowered and know how to overcome them. Development charities need to actively seek out women’s needs and views, and find ways of involving women in decision-making in projects, or they risk overlooking the priorities of half of the population.
Finally, given the chance to have a say on what matters to them on community and national life, women usually opt for a safe food and water supply, better health and education – the essential ingredients for stability, peace and prosperity. This benefits us all.
See our page of statistics, which explains the scale of the denial of women’s rights.