What is Gendercide?
Gendercide is the silent elimination of females, young and old, through sex-selective abortion, infanticide, gross neglect, and for older women, lack of access to food and shelter. Today, there are 117 million women and girls missing in the world. More FAQs
AWARENESS – through community presentations, local and online media.
Partnering with Half the Sky
Half the Sky highlights the role of organizations that offer education, microloans, and maternal healthcare in transforming women's lives.
Katherine O. Wins 2014 Essay Contest
Congratulations to Katherine O. from Stuyvesant High School for winning the 2014 Gendap Essay Contest. Her writing of Be Like Her won high accolades among the deciding members of our board. Her keen observation of her experience and tender portrayal of her relationship with her mother truly embraces this year's theme. Here is an excerpt:
Whenever she said, “Be like her,” I understood that she wanted me to be successful. I understood that she wanted me to be a businesswoman or lawyer or any woman with a high salary, to wear a crisp suit and Gucci sunglasses, to have pretty hands and long legs, …. But my mother didn’t understand that I didn't want to be like some other women; I wanted to be like her. The pressure to be what she wanted me to be, to be what she wanted herself to be, made every point on every test count. Studying for tests, I would consider her painful joints and forced smiles…
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Mother’s Day is May 11!
This Mother’s Day, Honor a Mother in Your Life -- with a Gift of Empowerment to Women Overseas! Your donation will go directly to women in need!
We pay at-risk women fairly for work they do at home while caring for children. We commission them to make baby shoes.
Your Gifts Are Empowering Women Overseas!
In Kathmandu, Nepal, a new women’s cooperative, organized by Hands in Outreach, is training 12 mothers who will meet every Saturday morning to learn to knit baby booties.
These women earn $1 per day working as maids, carrying bricks and sand on construction sites, or selling roasted corn and peanuts in the street. Their homes are unheated, even in the current winter. Families of five or six live in a room the size of a closet with intermittent electricity and poor sanitation. Most of the women are illiterate, having at most a second grade education.
Your donation will go directly to women in need!
Women's Cooperatives – 24 cooperatives in 17 countries!
THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, we have impacted the lives of 270 women in 24 cooperatives in 17 countries. These women have received fair wages for 4,890 pairs of baby booties – enough for nearly 1,700 family meals. Thank you for empowering these women to provide!
“EDUCATION IS THE LIGHT TO SUCCESS. Because we make paper beads that mothers decorate on baby booties, we have been able to earn money and buy books for our Studies. Thank you Maama Beverly hill for giving us this bussiness.! UE (Uganda Empowers) Volunteers (girls)”
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