No force is more unstoppable than a woman with deep conviction.
She’s a teacher, entrepreneur, and peacemaker. She’s an innovator, nurturer, and warrior. She's a leader. And yet, she’s limited by circumstance.
For more than 70 years, World Relief has had a focus on empowering women. More than 80% of the beneficiaries of our programs are women and children. World Relief works through local churches to protect, celebrate, and raise the value of women by taking a holistic approach—addressing immediate needs and harmful belief systems simultaneously.
Throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, World Relief offers economic development, maternal and child health, anti-trafficking, and peacebuilding programs, along with refugee resettlement programs in the U.S.
We consider this a holy responsibility. That’s why we’ve always insisted on working through local churches—caring for victims of gender-based violence, training women as health educators for their community, and teaching women about agriculture and small business.
Our church partners are also working with adolescent girls, reinforcing the values of self-esteem, continuing school, and responsible decision-making that extends to sexual health. At the same time, men and boys are taught to value and respect the women in their communities.
When women are empowered this way, it’s not just their lives that change—their families and communities are transformed as well. That’s the power of women.
That’s why we thank God for women.
Give to World Relief to create a better world for women.