Since 2012, we have successfully run 10 expeditions and raised USD 1,000,000 to support organisations that advance the position of women around the world.
CHALLENGING OURSELVES TO EMPOWER WOMEN
Women on a Mission (WOAM) organises challenging expeditions, dynamic marketing campaigns and events to raise awareness and funds for women survivors of war, and to support and empower women who have been subjected
to violence and abuse.
WHAT WE DO
WHY WE DO IT
1 in 3 WOMEN experiences sexual or physical violence in her lifetime
2 million WOMEN & GIRLS are trafficked annually
Worldwide up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against YOUNG GIRLS
2/3 of children denied primary education are GIRLS
WOMEN'S nominal wages are 17% lower than men's
"Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic that takes place in public and private spaces. Together we can and must end this pandemic"
UN WOMEN, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
We are a group of passionate women who are lucky to live privileged lives and strongly believe that with such good fortune, comes great responsibility. Since 2012 we have applied determination and drive to making a difference in the lives of women who are deprived of the most basic freedom: the right to live in peace and happiness with their loved ones, the right to education and self-accomplishment, the right to live with respect and decency, the right to dream.
OUR CHARITY PARTNERS
WOAM does not build infrastructure in countries we work with. Rather, we collaborate closely with other organisations that have an ‘on the ground’ presence and expertise in their field. Our partners are existing, well-established, non-profit institutions that have targetted programmes and structures in place dedicated to serving the underprivileged.
"The power of the Women on a Mission network is truly outstanding – from organising treks to far-flung corners of the earth, to leveraging their contacts to provide matched funding! the WOAM team are fantastic advocates for our work with women.”
Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director, Women for Women International – UK