Why Women

Everyday women and girls face discrimination, poverty and violence just because of their gender. We feel that enough is enough!

Our partnership approach ensures that women have choices – choosing business ownership in the first place as the source of their livelihood (e.g. as opposed to getting a job/manual labour), choosing the types of business based on their interest, need in their community, skills, natural acumen, history, and choosing how they use their profits.

Why Women

Everyday women and girls face discrimination, poverty and violence just because of their gender. We feel that enough is enough!

Our partnership approach ensures that women have choices – choosing business ownership in the first place as the source of their livelihood (e.g. as opposed to getting a job/manual labour), choosing the types of business based on their interest, need in their community, skills, natural acumen, history, and choosing how they use their profits.

A right to dignity

Women’s lack of access to fair and decent employment is one of the biggest causes of inequality worldwide. That’s why we are putting employment opportunities for women at the heart of all we do, through our local partners.

Delivering change

We know when women work economies grow. It creates a positive ripple effect on communities. It means better nutrition, health and education for their children. And, when daughters are educated, it creates long term benefits for the next generation too, with reduced rates of infant and child mortality.

I feel so proud because I’m the only female there.

— Lisa Zoegar on becoming an electrical engineer

The Reality

It’s a sad reality that even today women are more likely to be paid less and to be in informal, dangerous or vulnerable employment. Women are more likely to face harassment or violence at work and still disproportionately bear the burden of unpaid care and domestic work.

The Allies

For young women to thrive economically, it's important to involve men as part of that dialogue for change, for men to support their ambitions and not hold them back. There is a critical period of opportunity to engage young men in understanding gender inequality. SHE's local partners educate young men to understand their important role in promoting women’s empowerment. These young men share their power and privilege. They challenge patriarchal structures and beliefs. They grow, learn and train with the women. They are an essential part of SHE.

They are The Allies.

Transparent

We work by listening to the women, understanding their challenges and tailoring the support to achieve success.

As a supporter you will get to hear the peaks and pitfalls of the women’s journeys, through our regular email updates and live events.

SHE Wins

'SHE Wins' is our quarterly newsletter with stories of change from business owners about the successes and challenges of their journeys. This is an opportunity for you to walk alongside them and witness the outcomes achieved through your investment.