Women Work Together
March 29, 2011
I am both a donor and a volunteer. I've been involved with several organizations that support women's empowerment in various ways, and WWT is a standout in the way that it opens opportunities for girls and women by encouraging them to make the most of their own strengths. WWT has made effective partnerships with local officials and organizations -- the local officials had helped women to organize themselves in groups to effect more powerful change in their communities, and WWT is helping girls and women to take advantage of that opportunity. By working with teens, WWT is helping girls see that their futures are in their own hands.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I was a volunteer workshop facilitator in the summer of 2009, when WWT was just coming into being. It was exhilarating to see the teenage girls and women opening up and coming together as they realized what strength they already possessed! Most of them had never had the chance to interact in that way, and it was a revelation to them. I have no doubt that community leaders were generated during those days -- and women who will be equal partners and even leaders in their families.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
simply let it continue to grow and extend its opportunities to more girls and women in Guatemala.
Volunteer & I was a facilitator of workshops with indigenous women and teenage girls in mostly rural villages and hamlets.