Save the Date: December 1st is Giving Tuesday!
On December 1, 2020, people all around the world are coming together to tap into the power of human connection, strengthen communities, and change our world.
Will you be one of them?
Due to the pandemic, the needs of women and girls are more urgent than ever, and cannot afford to wait for slow response times of traditional funding cycles. COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted women, and women of color particularly, in a multitude of ways including housing insecurity, an increase in domestic violence cases, and an attack on reproductive healthcare.
Researchers found that women are at a higher risk of housing insecurity than men during the pandemic.
“Hispanic and Black renters have seen particularly large increases in housing insecurity, with roughly 45 percent of renters in both groups reporting housing insecurity during the pandemic, an increase of about 13 percentage points for Hispanic renters and 8 percentage points for Black renters since 2019.” Read more here.
Domestic Violence Statistic:
Worldwide, COVID-19 and stay at home orders have had an alarming effect on the report of domestic violence cases.
“Domestic-violence hotlines prepared for an increase in demand for services….. but many organizations experienced the opposite. In some regions, the number of calls dropped by more than 50%. Experts in the field knew that rates of IPV had not decreased, but rather that victims were unable to safely connect with services.” Read more here.
COVID-19 has impacted those in need of abortions and reproductive health care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for some anti-abortion government officials to attempt to strategically enforce additional restrictions on reproductive rights. In the beginning of the pandemic, many states deemed abortions as “unessential” leading to shutdown and limited access. Read more here.
What We’re Doing:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of women in girls in our region continue to escalate. Rapid response funding is CRITICAL to support essential, life-saving services for women and children. WOMEN’S WAY’s Immediate Response Action Fund (IRAF) was created to address these immediate needs within 10 business days with grantee approval, the fastest response time in the region.
What You Can Do:
We need your help to support the essential work of life saving services from organizations across our region. Your contribution will help make an immediate and far-reaching impact on the lives of women and their families in our region by expanding the Immediate Response Action Fund.
Our goal is to raise $10,000!
Here is how you can get ready to give:
- Mark your calendar!
- Give: On December 1, click this link to donate to IRAF!
- Spread the word: Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact on December 1 by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support WOMEN’S WAY.
- After donating, share your #UNSelfie and tag us so we can share!
Make sure to use hashtag #GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayWW and tag us!