Strong Women Strong World

"In my opinion, the single most significant thing that can be done to cure extreme poverty is this: protect, educate, and nurture girls and women and provide them with equal rights and opportunities — educationally, economically, and socially."
Rich Stearns, President, World Vision U.S., The Hole in Our Gospel

Strong Women, Strong World confronts injustice and tackles broken systems to equip girls and women to rewrite their stories, becoming powerful change agents that transform their families and communities.

The movement is a response to the needs of women and girls living in poverty in developing countries. We’re focused on sustainable, community-driven, long-term solutions. Solving the puzzle of poverty requires a full plan and a full range of services — water, food, health, education, economic opportunities, and child protection — combined with sharing God’s love. This frees women and girls to achieve their potential and build healthier families and communities.

We are a:

  • Catalyst to provide a voice and resources for women and girls who would otherwise pass their struggles on to their children
  • Connection for women and men worldwide who recognize that women’s empowerment and gender equity is the key to lasting social change and want to use their personal resources and networks to support this change
  • Community committed to mobilizing others to come together to empower women and girls to live life in all it’s fullness, reaching their God-given potential
Read the 2017 Strong Women Strong World Annual Report
Established in 2012, Strong Women Strong World raises awareness and resources for work specifically aimed at overcoming hardships unique to women and girls and promoting gender equality. As a result over four years, nearly 2 million women and girls have benefited from increased access to clean water, economic development assistance, primary healthcare, and child protection advocacy and services. Strong Women Strong World serves as a connection for women and men worldwide who recognize that women’s empowerment and gender equality are key to lasting social change. Your involvement in Strong Women Strong World sustainably transforms lives for good.

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k_treat.pngI’m Kathleen Treat, Founder and President of the Speranza Foundation and Chair of Strong Women Strong World. I have seen firsthand the impact that my investment has made in the lives of women, their children, and entire communities. My commitment to Strong Women Strong World and the amazing work being done has deepened through the years as I have witnessed the success that has been experienced thus far. But I also know that there is much more work to be done. Many women and girls around the world still do not have access to clean water, basic healthcare, education, or the economic services that their male counterparts do. The time is now to respond to these needs and move towards sustainable change for women and girls born into poverty.

How you can help

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