Help Women Earn
When women earn, they invest back into their families
Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home. Yet they remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination and exploitation because of barriers to education and employment. As a result, women often end up in insecure, low-wage jobs. In our region, women and girls spend as much as 11 times more of their day than men and boys on unpaid care and domestic work, including cooking, cleaning and collecting water and fuel. Women earn less than men for the same work even when they have the same abilities and experience.
UN Women addresses these issues by empowering women and increasing their economic opportunities. UN Women supports:
- Entrepreneurship: Promoting women's business ownership, microfinance efforts and financial markets
- Asset-Building: Boosting economic empowerment through women’s land rights and property ownership
- Financial Literacy: Increasing women’s financial know-how and providing training
- Better Jobs: Improving wages, working conditions, labour standards, benefits and training opportunities for women workers
- Skills building: Ensuring women and girls possess the right skills for future jobs
We believe that when women are empowered and earn an income, they invest back into their families and communities. This is good for families, communities and economies.
UN Women relies entirely on voluntary financial contributions to sustain its work to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, and we need your help as we still have a long way to go to achieve SDG 5 – Gender Equality.
How you can help
Every dollar makes a difference. Take a look at how your donation will help:
Who are you helping?
Kongkea is a domestic violence survivor from Cambodia who received legal advice, safe migration training, as well as a grant to start her own pig-rearing business through a Japanese-funded programme, run by UN Women and UNODC, and implemented through the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC). She has gone through a difficult experience, but there are others still in a difficult situation like hers.
Sulochana Timalsina has been running a parlour and a store side-by-side for a few years now, but says her life took a turn after she participated in the 12-day Gender-Responsive Entrepreneurship Development training implemented by Vocational and Skills Development Training, UN Women’s implementing partner.
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