February 3-9  is International Development Week (IDW), a chance to celebrate Canadians who are helping reduce poverty and grow peace and opportunity in communities around the world. (Start the celebration in your congregation on February 3 – PWS&D Sunday!)

This year’s theme “Together for Gender Equality” embodies Canada’s commitment to the global effort to address gender inequality and encourages all Canadians to take part in advancing gender equality in the world.

Through PWS&D, Canadians are supporting vital projects in development and relief that are promoting and advancing the rights of women and girls—ensuring girls have access to education, empowering women and girls to claim their rights, expand their livelihoods, build healthy futures and improve their prospects for the future.

Thanks to PWS&D’s faithful donors, advocates, supporters and partners, we are reducing global poverty and building hope and prosperity for all creation—one person at a time.

PWS&D has joined with organizations from across the country to promote International Development Week—learn more about IDW and ways to get involved.


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Presbyterians in Action – August 2018

Presbyterians in Action – May 2018

Presbyterians in Action – November 2017




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Fresh Veggies, Bright Futures

Empowering Girls in India to Decide Their Own Future

A Mother’s Perseverance Changes Attitudes Towards Girls Education

Making Hope a Reality in Afghanistan

Malawian Woman Achieves Independence Through Agriculture Training

Changing the Reality of Oppression Begins with a Single Step

Quality Education Builds Girls’ Confidence

Self-Help Groups Put Dreams Within Reach in Malawi



Show You Care!

International aid is a central piece to achieve poverty reduction. This International Development Week, show the prime minister you support Canada’s role in helping to end global hunger and poverty. Sign an I Care postcard!

To help sustain PWS&D’s life saving programming, make a donation today.