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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!

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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!

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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!

"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela

Education is globally acknowledged as the most powerful means of empowering girls and women and protecting them from the violation of their human rights. Investing in girls’ and women’s education can transform, and even save, lives—the lives of girls and women, and the lives of their families and communities. It is one of the most effective ways to achieve positive, sustainable change in the world, for everyone.

Education sets in motion a virtuous spiral: girls and women gain greater knowledge, skills, self-confidence and capabilities, improving their own life prospects—and, in turn, an educated woman provides better nutrition, health care, and education for her family. Education enables a woman to take greater control of her life and gain inclusion in decision-making processes, which unleashes her potential to contribute socially and economically to her family’s and community’s wellbeing.

 Yet, today, millions of girls and women across the world live in debilitating poverty and are denied their right to education and two thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women.

  

 

“Experience has shown that when women have the freedom to make their own economic and social choices, the chains of poverty can be broken; families are strengthened; income is used for more productive purposes; the spread of sexually transmitted disease slows; and socially constructive values are more likely to be handed down to the young.” – Madeleine Albright, quoted in Women Empowered, by Phil Borges.

Even when education is, in theory, free, the cost of school uniforms, books and transport can be prohibitive for poor girls and women. There are other obstacles as well – cultural traditions and attitudes, and expectations that girls and women ought to bear the burden of domestic chores and care for their families, can all stand in the way of their attending school.

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Together we can reverse this trend and unleash the huge potential benefits—for everyone—of accelerating girls’ and women’s empowerment through education.

Your donation can have a huge, life-changing, indeed life-saving, impact!

Together, let’s weave the Women’s Worldwide Web, educating girls and women for a more peaceful, just and prosperous world!

  

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Thanks to an education sponsorship programme, these young women have been able to pursue higher education in various fields, including teaching, social work, information technology, and management. These girls were all raised in the slums of Cebu City in the Philippines and are the first college graduates in their families and communities. Their mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers were born into poverty in the slums. The education of these young women is the beginning of a virtuous cycle, for themselves, their families and the entire community.

 

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