Join World Vision Goodwill Ambassador Melissa Doyle on a life-changing trip to meet fearless and inspiring women in Zambia in April 2024.
Attend in-person and virtual events featuring Australian and international guest speakers and exchange ideas with other network members.
Hear from subject matter experts and read about the changes you’re helping to make possible for women and girls around the world.
Women and girls living in poverty face a range of obstacles that stop them from pursuing their goals and creating a better future for themselves and their families.
The global water crisis hits girls and women the hardest. They spend an estimated 200 million hours every day collecting water – hours they can’t spend getting an education, learning a skill or earning an income.
Around the world 129 million girls are out of school. Poverty, early marriage and gender-based violence force girls to drop out early, as do inadequate or non-existent hygiene and sanitation facilities.
Traditional cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and forced early marriage are still prevalent. Every minute, 22 girls under the age of 18 are married, and the number is rising due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Nearly 1 billion women don’t have access to financial services. And more than 70 percent of women-owned small and medium-sized businesses can’t access the funds they need to get ahead.
Empowering women and girls is an essential component of all World Vision’s work. That's because we know that when they gain equal access and opportunity, children are better cared for, families are stronger, and communities are more prosperous.
We bring clean water close to home which frees up precious hours for girls and women. And menstrual hygiene management programs help girls stay in school.
We equip and empower women economically by increasing their knowledge, business and farming skills, financial literacy, leadership opportunities, access to financial services, and incomes.
We work to free girls from female genital mutilation and to empower and equip families with realistic alternatives to the bride-price economy. Our programs engage children, youth, parents, community leaders, and faith leaders to challenge the status quo together.
Gender equality can only be achieved when men and boys are invested and involved too. We include men of all ages in our gender-related programming, so they can see the value in breaking down barriers that limit women’s roles in society.