EMPOWERING WOMEN, EMPOWERING INDIA
International Women's Day
March 8th is International Women’s Day when we honor the contributions of women worldwide and bring awareness to their struggles where there exists inequality and oppression. Calcutta Mercy empowers women in India through our School of Nursing and College of Nursing.
#1 Women are generally not afforded equal rights in India. Many are denied an education by their families and receive unequal treatment in the home and work place. We are fighting discrimination by educating women and raising their status in society.
#2 We enroll young women from disadvantaged backgrounds so that they can rise above poverty, enjoy a rewarding career in health care, and support their families with a lucrative wage.
#3 There is a current shortage of one million nurses in India. Our College of Nursing helps meet this shortage by preparing women for more advanced and specialized roles in hospitals.
$250 a month supports one nursing student. To become a monthly sponsor, complete and return the form below or go to www.calcuttamercy.org/donate