INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER WORK FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

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Volunteer teaching beadwork to a women’s group in India.

Volunteer abroad with CCS and empower women to fight against the global issues affecting them every day including poverty, low literacy rates, dependency, unequal rights, and limited access to education. While women’s rights are still not completely equal in any part of the world, in some of the communities where we work, the disparity is even greater.

Our volunteers work with local community organizations that are striving to help women in a variety of ways, from teaching vocational and language skills to offering micro-credit loans to educating about proper hygiene to providing a safe shelter for abused women and their children and more.

Support Women and Be a Positive Role Model

Working toward women’s empowerment enables you to support women in their pursuit for healthy and self-sustainable livelihoods. You can volunteer at women’s groups that provide a forum for local women on issues such as family health, women’s rights, access to resources, income generation, and other challenges women face in their daily lives.

Your presence can help in a variety of ways whether you are sharing skills and information, collaborating on ongoing income-generating projects, exchanging ideas, teaching basic English, helping with small businesses, caring for the women’s children while they go on errands, or being a positive role model.
Examples of Volunteer Work

In working toward women’s empowerment, you have the opportunity to support women of all ages around the world by simply offering your time and energy:

. Teach basic computer skills to women and plan recreational activities for their children at a women’s shelter in South Africa
. Participate in income-generating projects to help women become self-employed in Tanzania

Empowering women not only affects them personally, but also their communities, local economies, and the world at large as women become more fully integrated around the world. Anyone with a desire to share their skills, exchange ideas, and effect positive change is welcome.