Are you passionate about community, equity and women’s leadership? Join the Walk In Her Shoes movement. While in past years we have asked people to walk in solidarity with women and girls around the world, this year we’re asking you to put your support behind women’s rights organizations in Kenya and Sudan with a gift to CARE’s Women’s Voice and Leadership projects and join us on International Women’s Day to help amplify the voices of women fighting for gender equality.
To celebrate and mark International Women’s Day this year, we will be holding a special virtual event featuring one of leading women’s rights organizations in Kenya.
In Kenya and South Sudan, women and girls face expectations to assume unequal, subordinate roles in their homes and communities. Women have less access to and control over land, finances, food, education, employment, health care and political participation.
Local women’s rights organizations (WROs) understand the unique needs of their communities, providing services not offered by the government, helping women access legal aid, and raising awareness of women’s rights. Despite this, they often lack the government support, funds and legal frameworks required to support their communities. On top of this, the strain of COVID-19 is jeopardizing gains made on gender equality.
CARE’s Women’s Voice and Leadership projects support women’s rights organizations in Kenya and South Sudan, helping them deliver quality services and increasing the effectiveness of local women’s movements.
By making a gift through Walk In Her Shoes, you are helping women in Kenya and South Sudan fight for change, and support CARE in facilitating, catalyzing, and linking women’s rights organizations together to support one another and the overall women’s movement. Your gift will help CARE:
- Ensure 105 women’s rights organizations received grants to respond to urgent women’s rights issues
- Assist 66 women’s rights organization to improve their institutional capacities and programming
- Support 10 networks of women’s rights movements