The Power to Change Our World
A world that does not respect women’s power
does not respect women.
We’re talked down to, talked over
Our talents rejected,
our achievements brushed aside,
our bodies violated.
When conflict erupts,
we suffer most.
Violence robs us of livelihood, loved ones, food, and safety,
deepening the injustice we bear.
When the conflict is over,
the world’s attention moves on.
We are left behind,
forgotten with no means to survive
no food, no water, no home
in a community that puts our needs and voices last.
Taught to accept injustice,
repress rage and frustration
As the world denies our power
again and again.
When we seize our power
we speak with strength
we reclaim our rights
to protect and liberate one another
to rebuild a world that’s just
and spark a flame to power change.
Commit to your part
big or small
stand up for women’s rights
speak out against sexism
break down regressive, repressive social norms
share your story
support every woman
Together, we will harness the power of women
Do you commit to harness your #PowerToChange our world — to make it more equal, peaceful, and prosperous for women everywhere? Join us!
Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 500,000 marginalized women in countries afflicted by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.