Since its formation in 1961, the Peace Corps has advanced the empowerment of women as a pillar of development, recognizing that expanding opportunities for women can transform their futures and the futures of their families. As part of this initiative, Peace Corps has committed to raising $1 million per year through 2025 from private donors supporting Community Economic Development, Agriculture, and Education projects.
NPCA’s affiliate group Women of Peace Corps Legacy invites you to recognize International Women’s Day by getting involved with a women-led organization. Here are their recommendations:
- Windows of Peace: This non-profit uses communications and media to asses conflict and is a channel for youth to become involved in peace communications. Specifically, the organization focuses on gathering people together to discuss the Israeli-Palestine conflict from both sides. They have many internship opportunities and other ways to get involved. To learn more about their mission or to talk to a representative, contact Women of Peace.
- Community Family Life Services: This organization specializes in providing families the tools and resources they need to move out of poverty and homelessness. They also support women who are transitioning out of the prison system to help them establish permanent self-sufficiency. Visit the Community Family Life Services website to learn more and get involved.
- Khwendo Kor: Khwendo Kor, which means “sister’s home,” is a non-partisan organization that helps women take steps to better themselves and their families. They focus on addressing civil rights issues in regard to women. To learn more, please visit their website.
- Taxpayers for Public Safety: This organization supports women in their transition from incarceration. They are based in San Francisco, CA. To learn more about the organization and how to become involved, please contact Roma Guy at [email protected].
To learn more about International Women’s Day, you can visit the United Nations website.
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