Vital Voices identifies women around the world and invests in and empowers their efforts to be leaders. They have over 1,000 international partners, and over the years, they have trained and mentored more than 14,000 women from over 144 countries. These women have returned home to their communities and passed on their knowledge to over 500,000 other women and girls, infusing cities, towns, and villages with vital energy and forward thinking. By raising international visibility for these women and the issues to which they devote themselves, progress accelerates at a brand new pace. There is a wide array of projects around the globe, from combating human trafficking and striving for education equality, to healthcare issues both universal and those unique to women and girls.
The philanthropic community has long known that an investment in a woman (and this is unique and different from an investment in a man), of money, time, expertise, etc…is an investment in an entire family and also most likely to build up a community.
Volunteers can lend their expertise in many fields and become part of the Vital Voices Resource network, and also lend energy and time to initiatives in Human Rights, Economic Empowerment, Political and Public Leadership, and Global Leadership. You can even generate support by shopping in their gifts, arts, and crafts marketplace. Look around the website, get involved, support women and you support us all.
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman” Melinda French Gates