Women are disadvantaged in many ways. It is common for women to be marginalised, face gender inequality and to be subjected to violence and abuse. Many women lose all rights to property when their husbands die, and are left destitute, living on the streets with their children. WOW provides women with healthcare, shelter and food.
Many girls in developing nations are denied the right of an education, have no access to healthcare and are not safe, even in their own homes.
This means that women and girls remain vulnerable and oppressed. Through education, training and self-sustainable business opportunities, WOW wants them to know that they are women of worth.
Funds have reached India and food parcels have been distributed. Our immediate focus has been to meet the needs of many of the women and families that we support, providing them with food and also raising the awareness of hygiene and the importance of wearing facemasks.
The state of Tamil Nadu has just started a two week lock down. There is still a shortage of medication and oxygen. Over the weekend we sadly heard that a few local pastors have died due to COVID and family members that are in hospital. We have also been helping with medical bills for those who have been hospitalised.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lawrence, Benn and Binti and all the WOW team in Coimbatore as they come to terms with the loss of Getsie Arumainayagam who recently passed away. Click the link below for the full tribute.
Click below for WOW News Issue 10 for updates on how WOW has been supporting our projects during the Corona Virus pandemic
Meet Joyce who is one of the group leaders on the WOW Programme in Uganda. Joyce has been part of the project since 2012 and her life has been transformed with the support and training she has received.
Buying a tool kit will help the women who WOW supports to take their first steps to being able to provide for their family. To find out more information click the link below.