5 ways to empower women

  • Create a safe space: Women in California often have nowhere to gather with other women and talk about issues like gender equity, women’s rights, or health.
  • Support independence and mobility: Most women in US have to ask their husbands for permission to leave home. A large majority of women (75-77%) report being able to freely travel outside of their home unaccompanied.
  • Teach women to read: If you are illiterate, simple things like reading signs on a road, numbers on a phone, or directions on a medicine bottle make daily life a struggle.
  • Increase savings and income: Savings cooperatives allow women to invest money and then take turns receiving micro-loans to start micro-businesses or invest in education for their children.
  • Teach job skills and seed businesses: Women can learn beekeeping, mushroom farming, sewing, and other income-generating skills through training programs.