She Matters is a multi-year campaign for gender equity – to educate, equip and empower girls and women who have the potential to be the greatest influencers for change in their families and communities, through raising funds and awareness. By addressing social injustices like gender bias in education, equal opportunity for skills and job training, as well as enhanced learning and leadership opportunities to empower women leaders, we are helping transform her life and her family’s future through She Matters.
We are pleased to report that over $329,000 has been raised by you and the nearly 300 church champions of She Matters across Canada! Here are just a few highlights in this global campaign.
2017 marks the fourth year of CBM’s She Matters Campaign which seeks to highlight global gender inequity. Past years have focused on girl education, microcredit for women entrepreneurs, and empowering female leaders. She Matters 4 Canada will focus on issues facing Indigenous women in Canada. CBM has invited singer/songwriter and Indigenous Leader Cheryl Bear from the Nadleh Whut’en community in Northern British Columbia, to be our She Matters spokesperson for this upcoming year. Cheryl is an award-winning performer and educator who shares stories of Indigenous life — the joy, sorrow, faith, and journey. You are invited to join Cheryl
She Matters 3 is the next step in CBM’s campaign for gender equity, to educate, equip and empower some of the world’s most marginalized girls and women. They have the potential to be the greatest influencers for change in their families and communities, but are most often denied the chance to develop their gifts and abilities. Over the past two years, over 200 Canadian Baptist churches across the country have joined She Matters. The first phase of the She Matters campaign improved access to education for girls, to give her a good start in life. The She Matters Too equipped
Then it became mom’s turn. She Matters took a second step, equipping women like Hawa in Kenya with vocational skills, business training and small grants, to help her earn family income. After her mom was killed, Hawa fled war in Somalia to live as a refugee in Kenya. She married young, then was abandoned by her husband. She struggles alone to provide for her young daughter and lives in one of Nairobi’s dangerous slums. She Matters helped Hawa to find support and training through a Self-Help Group. Even her daughter was supported to go to school. Hawa dreams of
At least two-thirds of uneducated children in the world today are girls. There are many reasons why, but one of the biggest is extreme poverty. Improve access to quality education for girls around the world. Make investing in her potential a priority. It’s an opportunity to lend your voice – and your support – in a very real and tangible way, to give girls an opportunity to develop to their full, God-given potential. How does this campaign work? Order customized bulletin inserts printed with your church’s name to highlight your church’s participation, a beautiful bulletin cover, a sermon outline,