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14 Nov

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Gender based Violence

November 14, 2016 | By |

Gender based violence (GBV) includes acts that inflict physical, psychological or sexual harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivation of liberty on someone based on their gender. Gender based violence most disproportionately affects girls and women, but boys and men can also be victims.

Today, gender based violence is much more internationally recognized and has been integrated into general human rights treaties. This is a positive step towards change.

However, there is still much work to be done.

According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic Health Survey, research found that nearly half of the female population, 45% have experienced physical violence since age 15. Additionally, 40% of women between the ages of 15-49 that had been married at least once, suffered either physical or sexual violence at the hands of their partner or spouse. And, keep in mind, many acts of GBV are not reported.

These high percentages of gender based violence are unacceptable.

WE International works everyday to help victims of GBV, while also striving to prevent GBV from happening. WE empowers women and girls who have been victims of GBV through restorative therapy programs that focuses on emotional, spiritual and personal healing. WE knows that those who have faced GBV will need help reintegrating to society. WE works to help make this transition smoother and as comfortable as possible.

To learn about how WE is helping women at risk or to donate to WE’s Restoration House, click here.

 

07 Nov

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charity: water – Why It’s Important to WE’s Mission

November 7, 2016 | By |

We have a water crisis on our hands: 1 in 10 people worldwide live without clean water. WE International is dedicated to fighting this crisis. WE International has already helped fund a waterwell in Uganda, creating a better quality of life and empowering the local community.

Another nonprofit, charity: water, focuses on the water crisis by helping people create an individual campaign to raise money for a clean water project in a developing country. charity: water does this by letting people pledge their next birthday to clean water; instead of asking for gifts, people can ask friends and family to donate to their clean water campaign.

Credits to charity:water.org

Credits to charitywater.org

At WE International, we understand that clean water is tied to better and higher education, improved health, economic prosperity, and women’s empowerment. These values are at the core of WE International’s mission.

WE International is proud to partner with charity: water. To check out their campaign and website, click here.

04 Nov

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Microfinance: How it Can Help

November 4, 2016 | By |

What is microfinance?

Microfinance, by it’s smallest definition, is a form of economic development to low-income people through financial provisions. Often, microfinance comes in the form of loans. For example, a $100 microloan can give a woman the means to buy a loom, allowing her to make and sell clothing for a profit.

At WE International, we believe that microloans can not only change a person’s life, but empower them. Even more so, we help people develop their business plans so they are set up for success from the beginning.

Through a loan, people can become entrepreneurs and self-sufficient. It gives people a chance to be their best selves. It is a chance to empower. Please consider financing someone’s microloan here.