Celebrating the Gift of Mothers

For more than 70 years, World Relief has had a front row seat to watching moms take action in the face of dire circumstances in places all over the globe. 

Join us as we boldly thank God for mothers, and women around the world.

Change the world in honor of the women you love. 

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.

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. 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.

Honor All That Her Hands Have Done

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. Around the world, women build on the resources provided by our local church partners to lead, teach, and transform the communities around them. Here are their stories...

CAMBODIA -- In early 2016, Mot, a hard-working farmer, was trained by World Relief staff on matters of personal health and hygiene. Mot took what she learned, and was able to was educate households throughout her community, including her own. Today, Mot has witnessed changed behavior within her community—reduced violence and increased health, nutrition, and peaceful collaboration.

CAMBODIA -- In early 2016, Mot, a hard-working farmer, was trained by World Relief staff on matters of personal health and hygiene. Mot took what she learned, and was able to was educate households throughout her community, including her own. Today, Mot has witnessed changed behavior within her community—reduced violence and increased health, nutrition, and peaceful collaboration.

UNITED STATES – After fleeing Bhutan with her family, Pabi was at risk for falling behind in school. Once welcomed to the U.S. by our Refugee Resettlement program, Pabi was able to attend a World Relief after-school program at a local church, where she found friends and academic assistance. Today, she has received a full-academic scholarship to college, and is filled with hope for her bright future.

UNITED STATES – After fleeing Bhutan with her family, Pabi was at risk for falling behind in school. Once welcomed to the U.S. by our Refugee Resettlement program, Pabi was able to attend a World Relief after-school program at a local church, where she found friends and academic assistance. Today, she has received a full-academic scholarship to college, and is filled with hope for her bright future.

MOZAMBIQUE – By joining a Bible study in a nearby village, Isabel discovered a gateway to World Relief and its farmers' association. Isabel, who owned a vegetable stand, became a top grower in the group. Her fields expanded and her sales increased. Today, Isabel is glad to show others who Jesus is through her role as a farmers’ association manager.

MOZAMBIQUE – By joining a Bible study in a nearby village, Isabel discovered a gateway to World Relief and its farmers' association. Isabel, who owned a vegetable stand, became a top grower in the group. Her fields expanded and her sales increased. Today, Isabel is glad to show others who Jesus is through her role as a farmers’ association manager.

*Some information has been changed to protect the individual’s identity.


 
7,200

Churches empowered by World Relief last year to support women

80 %

Percentage of World Relief’s beneficiaries that are women and children.

1,150,000

Mothers and children served through World Relief’s health and savings programs

Give to World Relief to create a better world for women. 

Why Do You #ThankGodForWomen?

Spend time with our video series that offers gratitude and honors the strength, courage, and incredible capacity women demonstrate.

Ann Voskamp — “Thank God for Women”

"When each woman shows up and does her brave thing, she actually wins a thousand other battles because she makes a thousand other women brave."

Jo Saxton — “Thank God for Women”

"When I see a group of women get together, I know they mean business."

Jenny Yang  "Thank God for Women"

"I've seen women around the world in some of the most difficult places on earth...they are the ones transforming the world."

Rally your friends and family to stand in support of women around the world.

#ThankGodForWomen