WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE ALL WOMEN ARE SAFE
Through our acknowledged Women's safety and empowerment programs, we work towards giving vulnerable women in developing countries a louder voice and a better life.
Right now, India is ranked the World's most dangerous place for women, so what better place to start our quest!
Sisterpower International wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
Women constitute the largest population of the world. In other words they are a very important component of every society.
In most developing countries, especially in rural areas, women stay at home and take care of the home and the children. This means that they rely on men to provide for them and this dependence puts them at a high disadvantage especially with regard to bargaining power. The unfortunate part out of this responsibility is that these women often become subject to severe gender-based violence that might end up leaving them disabled or dead.
Poverty is the biggest driver of gender-based violence especially in rural areas.
It is important for societies to consider empowering women as one way of fighting gender-based violence. The empowerment of women should be in all spheres ranging from economic, political and psychological. These three human components are the driving factors for development.
Through our innovative empowerment programs, based on acknowledged Safety and Trauma theories, we create full-circle safety for women providing them with trauma treatment, physical safety, emotional and financial safety, legal aid, family planning courses, professional skills and opportunities for self-sufficiency, access to network as well as protecting their rights to be treated as equals in dignity and rights.
The women will leave the program with a detailed safety plan, access to safety network, access to financial aid, the ability to earn money from a handicraft and the strength to teach and help other women.
"Ever since the 1980's, when I was a little girl, the safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable people in the World have been of grave concern to me.
Experiencing the Live Aid Concert I grew up believing that one could make a difference - and that is why I chose to become a social worker and a trauma therapist.
Having worked, in Denmark, with children at risk and their parents for more than 20 years continuously improving my skills in the safety- and trauma oriented child protection work, I have gained a very extensive expertise. An expertise that I, in 2018, decided that I would use to work specifically with women at risk.
The turning point was when I watched the documentary of Ewan Williams called “The killing fields of Myanmar” about the horrific genocide of the Rhongias in Myanmar in 2017.
When seeing the dead eyes of the women who had been exposed to sexual violence of the most brutal character as a weapon of war, I knew that something had to change.
I researched on Women´s safety and that just affirmed to me how much empowerment and safety of women are needed and how little it takes to make a huge difference. Not only for the women and their families, but also for the local communities and society as a whole.
As I started sharing my vision, a small group of dedicated people close to me joined in and contributed - and SisterPower International was born. These people are the heart and soul of SisterPower International today.
My dream is to experience a post-corona Live Aid at Wembley supporting the safety and empowerment of vulnerable women around the world."
COVID-19 PANDEMIC - UPDATE
The COVID-19 pandemic is having severe consequences for women’s health, with spikes in domestic violence and maternal mortality predicted as women lose access to vital health services and social support.
Restricted movement, social isolation, and economic insecurity are increasing women’s vulnerability to violence in the home around the world.
Meanwhile, the number of women and girls living in extreme poverty in India in 2021 has increased 13% from 2020 to around 100 million in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic - a much larger increase in the poverty rate compared to men. This shows the disproportionate economic impact of the pandemic on women and if this trend holds true, we are looking at a huge setback to women’s empowerment in India and the world.
And that in turn will affect the health and prosperity of societies as a whole.
SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT - EVERY YEAR
For a small annual fee of 285, 500 or 1000 dkk you can support the movement and help us gain a political voice!
1000 DKK can also pay for a financial and legal advice course for all our women, teaching them their rights and how to get access to banking and micro loans.
You automatically become a member of Sisterpower, when you donate every year and without members, we cannot receive public funding.
MAKE A DONATION
Every donation helps - large or small
All of the donations from our website goes directly to our Sisterhood 1 Women's empowerment project in Pune, India, where the women will have access to legal and financial advice, a safety network, earning money through handicraft projects, trauma treatment, family planning, medical help and advice and self defence courses.
A donation of 400 DKK can pay for fabrics for our sewing classes, so the women can earn their own money.
1000 DKK can pay for a comprehensive self defence course for all our women, teaching them the basics of defending themselves in dangerous situations or for a health check and family planning advice from our doctor.
JOIN OUR TRIBE AND LET'S HELP TOGETHER - EVERY MONTH
For a monthly donation of 150, 250 or 400 dkk you can help put women through our unique and innovative empowerment program and secure the future of her and her family.
You will be the proud sponsor of our specific SISTERHOOD 1 project in Pune, India, where you will be able to follow the women and their development though our sponsor newsletter.
Your monthly donation will enable us to provide the women with trauma treatment, legal and financial advice, self-defence courses, family planning courses, handicraft courses, medical advice and provide them with a social safety network.
You automatically become a member of Sisterpower, when you donate every month and without members, we can not receive public funding.
JOIN US IN A CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
AND GIVE GOOD KARMA THROUGH ONE OF OUR KARMA PARTNERSHIPS
For a SMALL KARMA single donation of 10.000 DKK you can sponsor a woman and put her through our unique and innovative 6-month empowerment program.
You can also choose our PERFECT KARMA donation of 24.000 DKK where you sponsor a women AND sponsor self-defence and family planning courses for the women in the local community not enrolled in our program. This enables us to help a lot more women.
The HUGE KARMA is a donation of 50.000+ DKK where we tailor the sponsorship to fit you and your organisation. You can either join us in the development and planning of new projects or we can expand exsisting projects together. Contact us for a non-binding talk.
Whether you would like to join us in a karma partnership, a product proceeds partnership, a specific sponsorship or just make a single or monthly donation, we are welcoming you with open arms.
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