International Women
GLOBAL – March 5 2021

International Women’s Day: Special Message from the CEO of SOS Children’s Villages International

Ingrid Johansen celebrates the ambition of women and girls, and the global need for equality.

Every girl has the ability... but not every girl has the opportunity. You can help change that.

Today, on International Women’s Day, Ingrid Johansen (CEO of SOS Children’s Villages International) shares a special message to celebrate the determination of women and girls who take on leadership roles and contribute to a more equal future.

Will you help break the generational cycle of poverty to empower women and girls around the world?

With generous support from people like you, SOS Children’s Villages enables women and girls to:

1. Advocate for their rights. All women and girls have a right to be heard. Your support empowers them to share their voices, become leaders in their communities and actively shape their own lives.

2. Access equal educational opportunities. 130 million girls around the world are growing up without an education—and that number is even higher amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In our villages, schools and youth employability programs, your gift gives girls and boys equal opportunities to learn, whether in the classroom or remotely.

3. Be protected from gender-based violence. One in three women worldwide will suffer from abuse during her lifetime. Your contribution helps raise awareness among teachers, healthcare providers and community leaders to prevent violence and support victims

4. Achieve economic success. Women who work invest 90% of their income back into their families, compared with 35% for men. With your support, we empower women through education, job skills training and trade workshops to help their families thrive amidst COVID-19 and beyond.

With strong women, changes happens. Please donate today to empower women and girls to build a brighter future!

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