Gender Equality
Investing in women and girls will change the world. With bicycles, they can access education, healthcare and livelihoods to break the cycle of poverty and thrive.

Mobilizing Women and Girls

Throughout many regions of the world, women and girls face cultural obstacles that limit their access to quality education, well-paid employment, quality reproductive healthcare, and property rights. According to the UN, “rural women play a key role in supporting their households and communities in achieving food and nutrition security, generating income, and improving rural livelihoods and overall well-being.”

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, women and girls were the hardest hit, elevating the urgency to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and put them in a stronger position to rebound.

Women and girls with bicycles are empowered to unlock their potential and have:

  • More time and energy to focus on educational pursuits
  • More safety and confidence en route to schools and clinics
  • More choice and privacy when accessing healthcare
  • Greater earning potential
  • Improved standing in the household
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A Way Forward for Women and Girls
Distance, poverty, and sexual violence keep many girls out of school in many regions of the world. With bicycles, women and girls are confronting these obstacles, taking control of their futures, and creating their own destinies.

Women and Girls in Motion

World Bicycle Relief is creating opportunities for women around the world and providing bikes to those in need.

Reese Witherspoon
Actress, Producer
Mobilize More Women and Girls