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Help women earn!

  • 07/03/2019 - 31/12/2019
  • Thailand
USD 1,324
1% Complete
Target : USD 100,000

About Event

This Ramadan, help women in need! You will help women struggling to support their children. You will help us provide skills training, so that women can provide for their families. You will support single mothers, survivors of violence and other women in need.  

How you can make a difference?

Every dollar makes a difference. Take a look at how your donation will help:

  • $30 can support a migrant woman to access important legal information
  • $75 can deliver a leadership programme for young women
  • $150 can provide financial literacy and business training for single mothers, allowing them to run their business independently

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The issue

Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home. Yet they remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination and exploitation because of barriers to education and employment. As a result, women often end up in insecure, low-wage jobs. In our region, women and girls spend as much as 11 times more of their day than men and boys on unpaid care and domestic work, including cooking, cleaning and collecting water and fuel. Women earn less than men for the same work even when they have the same abilities and experience.

Our solution

UN Women addresses these issues by empowering women and increasing their economic opportunities. UN Women supports:
  • Entrepreneurship: Promoting women's business ownership, microfinance efforts and financial markets
  • Asset-Building: Boosting economic empowerment through women’s land rights and property ownership
  • Financial Literacy: Increasing women’s financial know-how and providing training
  • Better Jobs: Improving wages, working conditions, labour standards, benefits and training opportunities for women workers
  • Skills building: Ensuring women and girls possess the right skills for future jobs

When women are empowered and earn an income, they invest back into their families and communities. This is good for families, communities and economies.

UN Women relies entirely on voluntary financial contributions to sustain its work to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, and we need your help as we still have a long way to go to achieve SDG 5 - Gender Equality.

Support UN Women’s life-changing work today!

Who are you helping: 

Khawng Nu, Myanmar

Trafficked. Manipulated. Abused. Khawng Nu is a survivor. She benefitted from a UN Women-supported training programme that provided her with legal support, vocational training and start-up grants to set up her own shop. Khawng Nu is safe now and can support herself and her family. Many others still need our support.

Find out more about Khawng Nu: http://unwo.men/xUln30njpEi

Kongkea, Cambodia

Kongkea is a domestic violence survivor from Cambodia who received legal advice, safe migration training, as well as a grant to start her own pig-rearing business through a Japanese-funded programme, run by UN Women and UNODC, and implemented through the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC). She has gone through a difficult experience, but there are others still in a difficult situation like hers.

Read Kongkea’s story: http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2019/04/fwis-kongkea