W2W - Get Inspired
Keep up-to-date with what women and girls around the world are doing to play their part in bringing an end to poverty. From raising awareness through Facebook, to speaking out to governments, there's plenty to inspire you here.
Watch Theresa's story. Theresa began her ministry with nothing more than a small jar of oil. She would walk to communities on the outskirts of Lilongwe and began to pray for those who were critically ill. Her priority was always to work through the local church and the traditional authorities. Theresa herself is a chief which has given her the ability and authority to speak to and be accepted by chiefs.
After three years churches began partnering with her and providing support.
Everyone who meets Theresa is challenged and inspired by her and what God has laid on her heart. She is a formidable woman and suffers no nonsense. [Read More]
When 18-year-old Sarah Pellew did some work experience with us after graduating from high school, she had never heard of the mineral coltan, nor the global links between sexual violence in the DRC, the mining of coltan, and our mobile phones. However, as she researched the issues, she decided that she wanted to speak out against the injustices against the women and girls she was learning about, as well as increase awareness among her friends. [Read more]
Huntersville, North Carolina is a comfortable rural town in many ways. But the economic crisis has deepened the divide between the middle class and the under class. The town’s trailer park is now a community of 350 vans catering for people outside the formal economy. The local police spend an overwhelming amount of their time there.
Into this world stepped Anne Crawford who felt God telling her to reach out to the children in the trailer park, who are often neglected, and grow up with few rules. [Read more]
Sarah is a Zambian grandmother in a village 2 hours drive from Lusaka. At 44, with 8 children of her own, she had taken on responsibility for 4 extra children who were AIDS orphans. She had inspired her village to dig two wells so that women and girls were saved from a 4 km trek to draw dirty water. She was a stately and beautiful woman who did not see that she was an inspiration to the whole village until they urged her to stand for local election. [Read more]
Leymah Gbowee from Liberia is 40 years old. Since she was a teenager, her country suffered brutal civil war which killed around 250,000. About 8 years ago, she decided to do something about the violence, rape and death. In 2003, she led women from all ethnic and faith groups in fasting, praying and public protest calling for peace. [Read more]
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