Women empowerment

Women empowerment

Women around the world are more likely to live in poverty - just because they are women. They have less access to land, education, income and decision-making, all of which keeps them poor.

Missing out on vital information lacking a radio or phone to get warnings, or literacy skills to read safety advice few resources and poor government protection, people living in poverty often suffer the most in a crisis.

Our women's rights work focuses on three key areas:

Economic rights

Global Missions International campaigns with women for decent jobs, fair taxes to reduce inequalities, and to see a fairer division of unpaid care work - including public services to reduce drudgery and ensure better quality care provision for people living in poverty.

Womens's control over their own bodies

Throughout the world women and girls are forced to endure harmful practices that cause them great suffering . GMI works with women to stop female genital mutilation, early or forced marriage, sex selective abortion, dowry-related crimes, honour crimes and many other harmful practices.

Violence against women

Women and girls around the world face widespread violence, sexual harassment and abuse in many of the spaces that they populate - their homes, workplaces, on the streets and on public transport. Women's fear of violence is an attack on their basic rights and prevents them from living full and equal lives.

We believe that women are powerful forces for change. In everything we do, Cornerstone believes the best way to end poverty is to strengthen women in their own struggles, helping them to unleash their own potential to change the world..

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