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Women are hungry for change, join us
It’s 2023 and women like us, still bear the brunt of challenges, disasters, and conflict around the world. We still don’t have the same social status as men, and are often forced into marriage, experience violence or suffer high levels of child and maternal mortality. Alongside this, undernourishment passes from generation to generation, and if mothers-to-be are already undernourished, their children are often born underweight – reducing their physical and mental capacity well into adulthood, slashing their earning opportunities and increasing the risk of hunger. And so, the cycle continues. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Studies show that when women are empowered, all of society benefits. Their families are healthier, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and incomes increase. In short, communities become more resilient. This is true of women based here in the UK, as it is for the women I work with in low- and middle-income countries.
What is Unleashed Women?
Unleashed Women is a collective of women committed to be agents of change and play an active role in ending hunger and poverty by investing their time and money into our projects. Together, by raising our collective voice we are shifting the balance firmly of women around the world.
Through the work of Unleashed Women, women around the world are trained to become decision makers, to take their place among society’s strongest leaders and to become entrepreneurs on equal terms. We believe there is no limit to what a woman can achieve – that’s what being part of Unleashed Women is about.
By joining Unleashed Women you will become part of a network of women coming together to change the status quo, supporting each other in our leadership, as we support our sisters in our partner countries.
Become an Unleashed Woman and invest in a hunger-free future.
Unleash your potential and set up a monthly investment to end world hunger TODAY!
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Join a community of motivated female change-makers who are committed to ending global hunger. You will develop friendships and connections to support your professional and personal life.
Be inspired and grow. You will dive into your own purpose, learn from women around the world, join insightful conversations and be inspired by guest speakers at our in person and virtual forums and events.
Make a difference. You will feel a deep sense of fulfilment as you become aware and see the impact your contribution is making.
How It Works
Three Steps To Unleashing Your Potential
STEP ONE: JOIN
Unleash your financial commitment and choose the level you feel able to invest each month or annually. Most of our members are investing £100 a month, but some are investing more. Some members give through their business or fundraise their membership fee – and we’ve introduced a £50 level to ensure we’re being inclusive to those unable to give the higher amount right now, but over time might feel more equipped to.
STEP TWO: BECOME
Once you’ve set up your monthly investment, you can begin your journey of becoming an Unleashed Woman. You will have opportunities to access the collective wisdom of the Unleashed Women community and share insights about how you are raising your impact. You will be able to network, make new friends with other female leaders and be inspired by guest speakers at our in person and virtual events.
STEP THREE: ACT
As an Unleashed Woman you’ll be given lots of opportunities to champion the community, raise awareness of the vital work we’re doing and recruit new members to ensure a thriving, sustainable community.
By taking on challenges and engaging your friends, family and colleagues with the incredible stories you’ve heard, you’ll help us collectively meet our annual £50,000 goal.
What you’ll be funding
With a thriving membership base, Unleashed Women is committed to funding women empowerment programmes and supporting girls through education and ending child marriage. Investments through Unleashed Women help fund The Hunger Project’s work, which is at the heart of the problem by building self-reliance at the grassroots level, empowering women as key change agents, and forging effective partnerships with the local government.
- A monthly investment of £100 could provide business and leadership training for a female entrepreneur living in a rural village in Malawi, allowing her to start an income generating social enterprise.
- A monthly investment of £300 could provide training and coaching for an elected female representative in India, allowing her to create more effective change in the communities which she serves.
- A monthly investment of £500 could support a woman a woman entrepreneur’s business initiative and pop-up stores for her business in a high commerce/tourism zone in Mexico.
The women and girls you will be helping
Adebar lives in Ethiopia, where there are currently 15 million child brides. These girls give birth long before their bodies have fully developed and live in households where the girls are fed last and given less, meaning they are malnourished, which affects the health of their baby. What’s more, if they give birth to a girl, again they are fed after boys and men in the same household. This is how the hunger cycle continues.
Through the programme Her Choice, The Hunger Project helped Adebar escape a marriage which was against her wishes, and her future’s now looking bright. Adebar explains – “Now I have a comprehensive understanding of child marriage, female genital mutilation and hurtful practices, because of the training program in the local school.”
Thanks to Her Choice programme, Adebar aims to become a Women’s Rights advocate by attending university and studying law. This is an amazing transformation made possible thanks to supporters like you. Thriving girls who turn into ambitious women and inspiring mothers to their children is the only cycle we want to see.
Florencia is one of our partners living in the community of Paxquid, Mexico. She is one of more than 11,000 indigenous women with whom we work in the country, empowering them with tools to build their own cooperatives and advance their political rights. Florencia explains how The Hunger Project has turned her life around – “Before The Hunger Project, my vision was obscured. I thought I was worthless and that there was nothing else in the future for me. But now my life has changed. I realise that I am a worthy person, I consider myself proudly indigenous and I know that I am worth a lot.”
Florencia is a source of inspiration for all of her community. She has participated in The Hunger Project’s Vision, Commitment and Action workshops (VCA), a village level workshop at which she learnt to develop and define the collective vision of her community. Since 2013, she has taken part in several training workshops, and has developed her organic garden. She is currently a catalyst in her community, energising activities that ensure the progress of community development towards self-reliance and empowerment.
Our Unleashed Women Events
Rethinking What’s Possible– As part of your membership, you are invited to attend our Rethinking What’s Possible workshop which explores the fundamental characteristics of effective leaders through the stories of those who seemed most unlikely. People who, against all odds, are shifting beliefs and creating significant change.
Expert fundraising and leadership resources – A way to share ideas, connections and inspiration on how to raise funds and align your business with your fundraising.
Regular group discussions, forums and guest speakers – An opportunity to access the collective wisdom of the Unleashed Women community and share insights about how you are raising your impact.
Quarterly social and networking events – Inspiring speakers and discussions aimed to allow you to connect with the community and empower your leadership journey.
“The Unleashed Women have become a learning support system to me, where women get to speak about their vunerabilities whilst leading.”
“Unleashed Women creates a fantastic connection to amazing people in very different domains. The power of community allows us to begin to solve seemingly intractable problems.”
“Unleashed Women has opened my eyes to the amazing women striving every day to transform themselves, their families and communities to bring about the end of hunger. By building confidence and supporting women, we can together create a better future for all.”