Women's Welfare

Penny Appeal’s WOW programme champions the rights of women and girls, working to attain women’s equality throughout the world.

Support Women – Support WOW

Since 2009, Penny Appeal has been building programmes to achieve women’s equality and women’s empowerment for women and girls all over the world. Our work has shown us first-hand how supporting women’s empowerment and fighting for the rights of women and girls can change lives, for them, for their families and even for their countries as a whole.

Our Women’s Welfare programmes have aided in breaking the poverty cycle for many Muslim women across the globe, and have played an important part in putting an end to discrimination, eliminating harmful practices and promoting women’s equality. The effects of these women’s empowerment programmes show that our work in this area is of crucial importance, and in continuing to support women we can increase our positive global impact on the lives of Muslim women and girls.

We have a commitment to keep striving towards women’s empowerment, both internationally and here in the UK as well. Muslim women around the world face a daily struggle for equality, with hurdles such as poverty, disaster and displacement, lack of education and gender based violence.

Find out more about why we need your help to support women around the globe and give them the tools they need to prosper.

Our horticultural gardens project is transforming the lives of women in The Gambia!
Have a look at our video below to see the changes these gardens are making for Gambian women and their families.

Help Create Sustainable Change

Your donation will help the following projects:









Educating Poor Muslim Women

Girls in our Education First programme at Lahiya School, Pakistan

WOW supports women around the world by promoting women’s empowerment and women’s equality. Our appeal is providing Dignity Kits and Women Friendly spaces at refugee camps in Bangladesh and Indonesia, supporting and empowering mothers in Palestine, implementing training and income generating projects for women in The Gambia, Kenya and Pakistan, offering domestic and sexual abuse counselling services to women here in the UK, as well as many other projects for women’s aid across the globe.


Find out more about our work and how it's changed women's lives for the better!

Your donation will be used to support any number of our WOW programmes, using our ‘where most needed’ model, in which we target areas that need help the most. 

10 Years of Women’s Welfare

In the last 10 Amazing Years of Penny Appeal, you’ve helped us bring Women’s equality and Women’s empowerment to Muslim women in developing countries and right here at home in the UK. Your donations have helped us champion women’s welfare across the globe by providing aid where it has been most needed.

Thank you for all your life-altering donations over the years – let’s empower even more women in the next 10 years!

African Woman Celebrating a Penny Appeal even in her Village