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.
Just over one year later, we are still supporting those in need due to Covid19. It has been a difficult year for many people across the globe, particularly those already living in poverty. Thanks to your donations we have sent out just over £25,000 in essential aid! WOW! The food parcels have literally been a lifeline to hundreds of families who have lost their income, and we have been also supporting families with rent to ensure they are not evicted from their homes. As we pass the one year mark, many of the countries in which we work are still experiencing lockdown and economic hardship.
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.