Together Women Rise
The Danbury Chapter of Together Women Rise meets on Sundays at 3pm. Lately we have been meeting at the homes of participants. Visit https://togetherwomenrise.org/ to find out more about this wonderful organization. Some UU Danbury members are members of this local chapter. Check our calendar for details.
Together Women Rise is a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality. We have hundreds of local chapters across the U.S. where members learn about and advocate for gender equality issues, give grants to organizations that empower women and girls in low-income countries, and build community to forge meaningful connections that increase our strength and collective impact.
Every person deserves the same opportunities to thrive, regardless of race, gender, wealth, or where they happen to be born. Yet, inequality continues to shut doors of opportunity and limit independence for women and girls everywhere. In particular, across the global south, millions of women live in extreme poverty and without access to personal freedoms or opportunities to reach their full potential.
Every woman deserves the fundamental human right to live freely and pursue her dreams. We believe that gender equality is achievable, and that determined women together in community can achieve anything. We know big changes are possible when we see the innovative, women-led work that’s making a difference in countries all over the world.
All over the world, inequality, oppression, and exploitation hold women back. Women living in extreme poverty face even more barriers to living freely and fulfilling their potential. Women living in highly oppressive and impoverished conditions often don’t have opportunities to gain education, earn their own wages, or get healthcare when they need it.
Harmful ideas and practices like gender-based violence, early and forced marriage, menstrual taboos, and lack of access to education and economic opportunities prevent women and girls from reaching their potential. They impact women’s health, safety, financial security, independence, and quality of life. These barriers not only hurt women and girls — they are also standing in the way of broader community and societal success.