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ODW Women's Empowerment Fund
The One Day's Wages Women’s Empowerment Fund is an issue-specific fund that seeks to address the many issues that effect young girls and women who are disproportionately impacted by extreme global poverty. By donating to this fund, you will help empower women to gain access to health care, education, employment; end hurtful stigmas and abuses; and hopefully through this we can be part of the pursuit of equality. Let's stand WITH the women and girls that suffer in extreme poverty, let's affirm their equality and dignity.
Why Women's Empowerment?
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women has made great progress in the advancement of women, and the attempt to achieve gender equality since its formation in 1946. Yet, there remains plenty of work to be done. Although the issues that women continue to face vary by location, the struggle remains global. From educational inequalities and maternal health, to domestic violence and economic marginalization, women are faced with the violations of their basic human rights on a daily basis. This fund and movement is about recognizing these problems and working towards a brighter future. The Women’s Empowerment fund will help to provide women with the resources they need in order to obtain a greater level of gender equality in all areas of their lives. Consider the following:
- An estimated 72% of the world's 33 million refugees are women and children. (unwomen.org)
- Every minute somewhere in the world a woman dies due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. (unwomen.org)
- The Women's Learning Partnership estimates that for every year beyond fourth grade that girls attend school, wages rise 20%, child deaths drop 10%, and family size drops 20%. (unwomen.org)
- Every year, more than 1 million children are left motherless. Children who have lost their mothers are up to 10 times more likely to die prematurely than those who have not. (un.org)
We Can Make a Difference
There's not a silver bullet to these issues. It will require collaboration across several different disciplines. But it's not a lost cause, together we can, and are making a difference. ODW has partnered with several great organizations that are working on issues of empowerment, such as: Heal Africa, UAOWF, Create Change, Mercy in Action, Transitions Global and Love146, with many more to come.
What Can You Do?
Consider partnering with us as we seek to partner with small and medium sized NGOs and CBOs that are working tirelessly to provide women with the resources they need in order to achieve a greater level of gender equality. 100% of your donation (minus credit card fees) will go to carefully vetted projects.
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- Start a group campaign for your school, church, company.
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- Donate any amount right here.
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ODW Women's Empowerment Fund Progress
Raised So Far
Donations to this Fund
|Veronica Legarreta||$10.00||05.15.2013||Empowering women is the best way to improve the lives of all! Women hold up half the sky!|
|Kyle Suzuki||$50.00||05.11.2013||In recognition of my aunt and grandmother|
|Stephanie St. Cyr||$50.00||04.14.2013|
|Stephanie St. Cyr||$100.00||03.06.2013|
|Brittney Piper||$50.00||01.21.2013||Payment of 50.00 USD submitted through PayPal.|
|Stephanie St. Cyr||$100.00||01.13.2013|
|Keith Officer & Carol Fyall||$500.00||01.04.2013||-|
|Yee Yong Lee||$100.00||01.02.2013||Payment of 150.00 USD submitted through PayPal.|
|Weiling Foo||$50.00||12.31.2012||We shall work towards a better world together in this brand new year! All as one :) Happy 2013!|
|Joy Qualls||$100.00||12.30.2012||God bless you!|
|Anonymous||$300.00||12.28.2012||Keep up your great work. It's a pleasure to support and pray for you, as you work in the trenches to make a difference in combating global poverty and its sequellae.|
|Eric Anderson||$250.00||12.24.2012||Payment of 450.00 USD submitted through PayPal.|
|Ana Maria Kleymeyer||$150.00||10.29.2012||This donation is made by a group of yoga nature lovers in Geneva, Switzerland!|
|Cherissa Ruisha||$50.00||10.28.2012||Psalm 68:11|
|Anonymous||$22.00||10.15.2012||Praise God! He is my Song and Refuge! Lord may Your hand stretch out far and Your will be done! Praise Jesus!|
|julie hubbard||$30.00||10.02.2012||inspired by the Half the Sky documentary - love the ways ODW comes alongside women worldwide!|
|Pert Lin||$50.00||09.02.2012||happy birthday, emi!|
|Microsoft Gift Matching||$156.35||08.17.2012||-|
|Anonymous||$15.00||07.09.2012||May God's hand reach these women in means beyond monetary funds. God be praised!|
|Rebecca Pape||$25.00||05.15.2012||love how you're changing lives!|
|Anonymous||$50.00||05.12.2012||In honor of Vickie Barry, for Mother's Day: a mom to many, who has empowered many, and will empower many more to come.|
|Anonymous||$50.00||05.12.2012||In celebration of Barbie Barry's birthday.|
|Kyle Suzuki||$50.00||05.11.2012||Donated to recognize the women in my life: my Mom, my mother in law, my aunt, my wife, and my future daughter.|
|Philip Keeton||$25.00||05.11.2012||Let's stand together for the empowerment of women!|
Ways to Donate
Use this page to select an organization and donate online using your credit card.
Checks should be made payable to: One Day's Wages. Please write "Giving Fund" or the specific project/fund you are giving towards.
Wire donations, stock transfers, or estate planning. For more info, contact email@example.com.
Mailing address:One Day's Wages
1301 2nd Ave. Suite 3600
Seattle, WA 98101
ODW is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. 100% of your donations (minus credit card transaction costs) go directly to specific projects to alleviate global poverty.