A Call to Service
There is no doubt that we live in a time of accelerated social change on a global scale. But while we are constantly evolving, there is much work to be done regarding women’s equality and empowerment.
In the states, women are still struggling. They struggle to be taken seriously, earn equal pay, secure capital investments, and climb that corporate ladder. In many ways, we still live in a male-dominated society. But for our dream of equality to be met, this imbalance must change. Thankfully, we can change this both locally and globally.
Why is the empowerment of women so important?
As evident from surveys, when a woman has more equality she can also contribute to children’s education and family health. She can take a more active role in her household. This impacts a community’s overall economic growth. When she is oppressed, so are her children, thus continuing the cycle of poverty and disempowerment.
So, when we take action to impact social change, we can dramatically change the status quo and future generations to come. But this requires us to change the way we see the world and how we operate in it. Are you ready to make an impact and change the world? Let’s get started.
Think globally, act locally for women’s empowerment.
It is very easy going through our daily routines seeing only what is in front of us. Too often, we are busy with our own lives. We can’t see what is happening in the rest of the world. But it is never too late to open our eyes and our hearts and see both the oppression and opportunities for empowerment that lie before us.
Did you know that in India, women and girls are still forced to walk for water for up to 10 hours a day with large jars of water on their heads? This robs them of an education and any opportunity to earn an income and move towards their financial independence. When water scarcity exists, girls cannot get an education often dropping out of school by the 5th grade to walk for water. That same girl is married off before her 18th birthday because she has no skills and no options.
When you “think globally” you bring that woman into your heart and consciousness. Her story, like Gavra’s, becomes real to you. SHE becomes real to you. And you can help her in profound ways. This starts from something simple you can do on the local level, like buying her artisan made products to help her build her business.
Define your call to service
Before getting involved in any women’s empowerment movement, you should define what is important to you. Many women who have been involved in domestic or sexual abuse situations wish to help other survivors. People who have traveled to other countries and seen first hand the oppression in this world support nonprofits that help them. If you would like to take a virtual visit to Rajasthan, please watch this video to see the WomenServe impact we are making.
Regardless, following your heart when it comes to being of service is important. What speaks to your soul?
Support a Nonprofit
There are many nonprofits on the planet that are making huge impacts with their work. The easiest way for you to get involved in the women’s empowerment movement is supporting a nonprofit that resonates with you. WomenServe is a nonprofit we would love to invite you to support as our impact is substantial. You can get involved here.
Use your voice towards empowerment.
You don’t have to have gobs of money or be an activist to make a difference for women’s empowerment on the global level. Your voice is often the most powerful tool that you use.
Using your voice looks like respectfully educating others on the realities of the world, sharing your cause on social media, and being a verbal advocate for the causes you support.
So you see, empowering women on a global level is not that hard. You can donate what you can afford to the causes that are calling you, shop as an act of service, or just share this message with your friends on social. We all need to do our part for the women on this planet who need us. And they do, indeed, need us.
WomenServe is a nonprofit organization with a vision to create 100% water security in Rajasthan, India so that women and girls can have the future they deserve. Join the Seed today!
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