How can you help?

Do you want to change the world? You're in the right place! Join us at W4 in empowering girls and women for the benefit of everyone! You can donate to our projects around the world, launch your own team fundraiser, (e-)volunteer your skills and/or spread the word about our work!

How does it work?

Choose one or more projects you care about from our portfolio of projects around the world, make a donation and see the life-changing, even life-saving, impact of your giving!

How does it work?

Create your own uber-cool fundraising team to raise funds for (a) project(s) you care about, then invite your friends/colleagues/family to donate and change the world with you! Multiply the good and multiply your impact!

How do gift cards work?

Offer a friend/colleague/loved one a unique, unforgettable gift with a W4 gift card! When you offer a W4 gift card, the recipient of your gift can choose a project to support from among our many girls' & women's empowerment projects around the world. The recipient of your gift card will receive updates throughout the year about the project, as well as W4 "goodies" relating to the project. So offer a W4 gift card today and spread joy & love!

Why did we create W4?

Why did we create W4?

Why W4?

Our passionate team of social entrepreneurs founded W4 in response to the urgent global need to protect girls’ and women’s human rights and to unleash the huge potential benefits—for everyone—of accelerating girls’ and women’s empowerment.

 

Of the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty today (less than $1.25 per day), most are girls and women.  Moreover, girls and women are disproportionately affected by violations of their human rights.  This undermines their capacity to live dignified, healthy and fulfilling lives and diminishes the potential wellbeing of their families and communities—with devastating effects on individuals and whole societies.

 

We created W4 because we believe that, through global collaboration, we can turn this situation around.

 

Possible solutions already exist.  W4 connects the dots to bring these solutions to life: 

  •  Across the world, grassroots organizations are doing crucial work at the local level (with a bottom-up, community-driven approach to development) to improve the welfare and life prospects of girls and women and their families.  To extend their outreach and help more people, more effectively, these groups need financial and organizational support.
  • Education and microfinance are immensely powerful tools for alleviating poverty and improving the welfare of all girls and women.  Schooling, vocational training, opportunities for sustainable livelihoods, access to healthcare and to Information and Communication Technologies—all of these can change, and indeed save, the lives of girls and women, while positively transforming their families and  communities. 
  • Everywhere, there are men and women full of goodwill.  People want to make a positive difference.  And they can—not only through financial giving, but also by sharing their energy, time, talents and expertise.  W4 harnesses this global capacity: anyone and everyone can get involved (through even the smallest of gestures) and contribute to big, sustainable change.

W4 connects caring people to co-create opportunities for girls and women, their families and communities, everywhere.  We believe in a virtuous spiral of altruism: together, we can make a better world.

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