Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention, and empowering women — while always vital — has become more necessary than ever under the Trump administration. These empowering women’s organizations you need to know about emerged from an urgency to penetrate male-dominated fields, and provide opportunities for women to break into industries like music, tech, entertainment, politics, and more.

Additionally, many of these initiatives were born out of the desire to embrace intersectional feminism and offer equal opportunities to all women. It’s no secret that opportunities for women often come from other women, especially in male-dominated fields. Roxane Gay wrote in her book Bad Feminist, “I will keep writing about these intersections as a writer and a teacher, as a black woman, as a bad feminist, until I no longer feel like what I want is impossible. I no longer want to believe that these problems are too complex for us to make sense of them.”

Unlock Powerful Potential

Women and girls in the developing world are hit hardest by poverty. We deliver the knowledge and support they need to forge new opportunities.

Stop the Violence

One in three women worldwide have been raped, abused, forced into prostitution, or suffered some other form of violence. We need to do something to stop this atrocity.

The Case for Women’s Empowerment

Women and girls make up the majority of the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty. At Seven Ray’s, we are committed to ending poverty — by attacking its root causes, not only its consequences.

In practice, this means that we can’t just build a school — we must ensure girls’ rights to education. It means not only providing HIV and reproductive health information, counseling and testing, but also fighting for every individual’s right to be free from abuse or violence.

Seven Ray’s is committed to uncovering and transforming the political, social and economic relationships at the heart of poverty — our work to improve the health and well-being of women and girls is critical to that fight.

Why Women & Girls?

When more women work, economies grow. An increase in female labour force participation—or a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labour force participation—results in faster economic growth.

Dignified Work

75%* of garment workers globally are women. We want to ensure they are respected at work and their voices are heard.

Gender-Based Violence

Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. We offer support and services for victims and educate community members to prevent further violence.

Child Marriage

In the last 30 seconds, 13 girls under the age of 18 got married. And not happily. Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that keeps girls out of school, endangers their health and sentences them to a lifetime of poverty.