Aloma encouraged her community in the Philippines to build mangroves to protect their area from storm surges and coastal erosion. Photo: Richard Wainwright.

About Women for the World

Now in its eighth year, Women for the World brings Australian women together to stand with women across the world. A global sisterhood that crosses borders, connects communities and creates change. 

Vulnerable women in marginalised communities face many challenges including lack of education and training, food insecurity, inadequate access to health care, gender-based violence and discrimination. 

We learn from their resilience, are in awe their strength and celebrate them as leaders in their communities.  

We #StandWithHer

Women for the World raises money to support women living in poverty around the world

Caritas Australia works hand-in-hand with the most marginalised and remote communities in Australia and overseas to confront the challenges of poverty. Through locally-led programs we work with all people, with shared hope and compassion, towards a world where all can thrive and reach their full potential. We are able to reach some of the most remote and vulnerable communities in the world where the need is greatest. 

By supporting Women for the World, you are helping to change lives and turn hope into action for a better future for women and girls everywhere.  


of the worlds working poor are women


of countries have at least one law that discriminates against women

1 in 5

women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime

1 in 9

girls in developing countries is forced into marriage before her 15th birthday

Share a meal with your friends and help raise funds to support vulnerable women. Photo: Emma Karst.

How can you support Women for the World?

Gather your family and friends and hold an event to support vulnerable women around the world. A Women for the World fundraiser can be anything you like. You can share a meal with your friends or read about women in your book club. We have some ideas and resources to help you get started.  

You can also make a donation to help change the lives of women in the most marginalised communities in the world.


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