Type of Projects

CWF seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy. With the generosity and collective action of South Africans and friends around the world, CWF has supported projects in through out the world, provided scholarships and awards to women around the globe, and been a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities, thereby transforming the world and women’s place in it.

Economic

Worldwide, 70% of the 1.3 billion poor are women. CWF is committed to expanding women’s access to skills training and income-generating activities that lead to sustainable livelihoods and economic independence. To this end, CWF has supported programs that increase women’s access to financial resources and generate higher wages through the establishment of all-female micro-credit programs, technical skills training and improved techniques in the production and marketing of goods.

Education

CWF helps women overcome gender barriers to careers in traditionally male-dominated fields. Gender inequality in education, however, begins much earlier in life. Of an estimated 93 million children not in school, 48.4 million are girls. Through CWF Programs, WF has increased access to educational opportunities and vocational skills training for girls and young women in South Africa and across the continent.

Health Care

Access to quality, affordable health care has never been more important. Today, more than 15 million women are living with HIV, and approximately 530,000 women die each year during pregnancy or childbirth. CWF has supported programs addressing the unique health issues of women in different areas of the world including: efforts to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS through health education and prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programs; the provision of basic health services and health education for women and children living in rural or poor urban areas; and the reduction of Female Genital Circumcision, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus, and Obstetric Fistula.

Youth Development

CWF believes that youth with a commitment to service and leadership are the key to improving the status of future generations. Through the CWF KIDS Program, CWF encourages all youth to participate in public and political life by recognizing young women for their commitment to the volunteer sector, volunteer leadership achievements and dedication to the advancement of the status of women. CWF programs helps high school, college and university students develop leadership skills, explore career options and participate in local and international community service projects.

Legal & Political

Women worldwide face systemized discrimination and countless barriers to living lives, free from legal, social, economic and political inequality. CWF works closely with the South African Government and its Member States to influence local and international laws and attitudes that affect women’s lives. CWF, its districts and clubs advocate at all levels for laws and policies that appropriately address issues of gender inequality.

Violence Against Women

The human rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. CWF’s efforts to prevent violence against women worldwide focus on: raising awareness of, and improving education about, violence against women and children; implementing, promoting and enforcing local laws and policies that protect women and victims of violence; and providing medical, legal, rehabilitation and reintegration services for survivors of violence. In cooperation with the other organisations, its agencies and other NGOs, CWF has assisted victims and potential victims of violence and human trafficking around the globe.

Archives

CWF is in need of lillah funds to oversee our monthly commitments to the many families that we assist. Please donate funds into the following account:

Caring Womens Forum
FNB Killarney Branch
Branch code: 256205
Acc No. 60486116607

Caring Womens Forum – Zakaat fund
FNB Killarney Branch
Branch code:256205
Acc No. 62012945161

NPO Number: 027-326
PBO :930052132

Proof of Payment: info@cwf.org.za

Should you see any projects that you would like to get involved with or could contribute to, please do not hesitate to contact us.

E-mail: info@cwf.org.za