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Women Build

ORLANDO, FL, USA (5/11/13)- Volunteer YadiraÊHernandez drills railing during National Women Build Week at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando's Stag Horn Villas complex. © Habitat for Humanity International/Jason Asteros
ORLANDO, FL, USA (5/11/13)- Volunteer YadiraÊHernandez drills railing during National Women Build Week at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando’s Stag Horn Villas complex. © Habitat for Humanity International/Jason Asteros

Despite major advances in women’s rights, half of the world’s population continues to not have autonomy in many of their life choices. This is most plainly demonstrated when zooming in on the dynamics that revolve around a house. In an unsafe and substandard home, low-income women are more likely to suffer from ill health, be at risk of disasters or be the victim of violence or sexual attack.

Our Women Build will be held in Monroe County, New York State, US from April 28- May 13, 2017. The event brings women from around the area together to fundraise and build homes for two deserving families in need of simple, decent, affordable housing. All women are welcome to take 11 days to build the house – approximately 3200 volunteer hours.

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Are men allowed?

Yes, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating.

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Where can I find a schedule of Women Build events in the future?


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