Women make up more than half the world’s population, yet around the world women face obstacles to gaining opportunities, influence, and control over their own lives. According to the UN, women are severely underrepresented in government and business leadership roles, and on average they are paid less than men for doing the same jobs.
Reducing women’s inequality will be a powerful force for positive change in the world: when we empower women to achieve, we unlock their immense potential and create a more prosperous and more equitable society.
Help Embrace Relief Create the Next Generation of Women Leaders
Embrace Relief is dedicated to building this brighter future through our Women’s Empowerment programs, which promote education, skill development and training that will give women around the world the tools, opportunities, and resources they need to thrive.
These programs are creating administrators and entrepreneurs – in other words, Embrace Relief is providing women the opportunity to be leaders and role models in their communities for years to come.
But we can’t do this without you! Make a donation to Embrace Relief’s Women’s Empowerment program today and help us give even more high-achieving women the chance to follow their dreams and change the world.
Current Women’s Empowerment Programs
Click on each program to learn more and donate:
Reach, Inspire, Support, Educate (R.I.S.E.)
This program provides scholarships for professional teachers in Tanzania to receive advanced degrees, which enable them to become leaders in the country’s school system.Donate Now
This program supports a training course for seamstresses, and provides graduates with their own sewing machine to help them start their own small business.Donate Now
See Your Impact
Meet Embrace Relief’s first class of R.I.S.E. graduates at the ADEM School in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, and see how your generosity has made a life-changing difference:
In Their Own Words
R.I.S.E. scholarship recipients told us about their lives, their dreams, and their thankfulness at having an opportunity to achieve. Read more:
“We need to get more knowledge. I’m hopeful I can continue on after my studies, and after finishing my diploma.”Learn Domila's Story
“There are many women who need this scholarship, who work hard and have ambition. We need this because of our economic situation, where we come from, and because of our responsibilities.”Learn Wema's Story
Their First Step
Graduating from our Women’s Empowerment programs is only possible through your gift. Read more about our first classes of graduates in Kenya and Tanzania:
Women’s Empowerment: First class of R.I.S.E. program celebrates graduation
August 11, 2023
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Women’s Empowerment and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Embrace Relief's Women’s Empowerment program is designed in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are a blueprint for achieving a peaceful, prosperous, equitable and sustainable future for all of humanity, and together the 17 goals serve as targets for worldwide cooperation to meet and overcome the greatest challenges we face. All of Embrace Relief's programs contribute to the realization of at least two SDGs.
Our program provides scholarships for 24 professional women as they seek the advanced education and training necessary to become leaders in their field.
R.I.S.E. is providing women professionals with a path into leadership roles in Tanzania’s male-dominated school administration, giving women more power and more voice in how their society operates.
Investing in women will plant the seeds of change. When these changes take root, they will fuel the momentum needed to create a sustainable future.
Donate to Embrace Relief’s Women’s Empowerment programs today and help us create a society where every girl and woman can follow her dreams!Donate Now