The Conscious Women’s Empowerment Team of WSS offers a compassionate, nurturing space of conscious empowerment, healing, support, accelerated growth, and evolution for all women. This is a wonderful creative opportunity for women looking to consciously empower themselves, other women, and humanity to resolve our most pressing personal and collective challenges, including urgent climate change-related issues. Meetings include introspection practices, open conversations about personal and collective challenges we experience as women, as well as practices such as meditation to empower us to heal and resolve the challenges that are brought to light, and more. This team is open to new members.
They meet on Fridays at 10:30 am PT/1:30 pm EThttps://wssnow.org/collaboration-form/To collaborate with this team:
From UN.org around the necessity of this work:
- Globally, 750 million women and girls were married before the age of 18 and at least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have undergone FGM.
- The rates of girls between 15-19 who are subjected to FGM (female genital mutilation) in the 30 countries where the practice is concentrated have dropped from 1 in 2 girls in 2000 to 1 in 3 girls by 2017.
- In 18 countries, husbands can legally prevent their wives from working; in 39 countries, daughters and sons do not have equal inheritance rights; and 49 countries lack laws protecting women from domestic violence.
- One in five women and girls, including 19 per cent of women and girls aged 15 to 49, have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner within the last 12 months. Yet, 49 countries have no laws that specifically protect women from such violence.
- While women have made important inroads into political office across the world, their representation in national parliaments at 23.7 per cent is still far from parity.
- In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30 per cent of seats in national parliament in at least one chamber.
- Only 52 per cent of women married or in a union freely make their own decisions about sexual relations, contraceptive use and health care.
- Globally, women are just 13 per cent of agricultural land holders.
- Women in Northern Africa hold less than one in five paid jobs in the non-agricultural sector. The proportion of women in paid employment outside the agriculture sector has increased from 35 per cent in 1990 to 41 per cent in 2015.
- More than 100 countries have taken action to track budget allocations for gender equality.
- In Southern Asia, a girl’s risk of marrying in childhood has dropped by over 40per cent since 2000. https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/gender-equality/