Global Empowerment Movement (GEM-USA)

Bringing succor to the vulnerable in rural and periurban communities around the world disadvantaged by poverty.

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Global Empowerment Movement (GEM) Corporation is a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2018.

Global Empowerment Movement (GEM) is duly established with a 501 (c)(3) status since 2015 for empowerment blessings through economic empowerment, advocacy, and support of People in Need to better-living conditions. Our programs educate, enrich, and empower the poverty-stricken, at-risk families with life skill training and support, capacity development, financial and economic empowerment, and overall wellness education.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide empowerment services, advocate for equality, and to promote sustainable economic development for the poor, disadvantaged families in need.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a center for empowerment in our Global Communities, leaving no one behind.

Our Focus

Women (the heartbeat of the family) and Youth (the leaders of tomorrow starting today).

Specifically, we focus on the empowerment of Women In Need (WIN), Youths In Need (YIN), victims of domestic violence, abused, and abandoned poor Single Mothers and Children in Distress (SMACID), widows, and orphans, who because of their circumstances are prone to subjugation and crimes of human trafficking and homelessness.

Our Work

We work to provide empowerment services and economic support and advocacy in our local communities.

 Internationally, we work with the Blessings of Africa (BOA) Empowerment Foundation in Africa, local representatives, and Global affiliates to empower and to bless lives by empowering the voiceless, blessing the hopeless, dignifying the needy, advocating for gender and economic equality, human trafficking, and homelessness.

United Nations ECOSOC Consultative Status

GEM aims to champion the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication and alleviation of suffering in developing communities through economic empowerment, using locally-focused, life-changing, culturally customized empowerment programs to target the specific needs of those we serve in our Global community, in partnership with YOU for a better World.
We Are the Blessings of Our Communities, We Are the Blessings of Our World, and We Are Stronger Together!

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Our Dedication

Through advocacy, technical and financial empowerment programmes, we bring succor to the vulnerable in rural and periurban communities around the world disadvantaged by poverty with a dedicated focus on the poorest of the poor, victims of human trafficking, abused and abandoned Single Mothers and Children in Distress (SMACID) and victims of Gender Based Violence.


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How We Work


  • Champion and promote the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Through self-sufficiency promotion, advocacy, comprehensive wellness, and social services, for the underprivileged ones in developing communities
  • Education and professional development for GEM’S leadership, staff, and volunteers
  • Advocacy at different levels – local, state, region
  • Provision or referral to community and government services
  • Promotion of awareness education, training, increasing community awareness, and advocacy of economic and wellness standards.
  • Partner with Blessings of Africa Empowerment Foundation, African Union Sixth Region USA, and Global WIN LLC to create products distribution platform with GEM
  • Collaborate and promote GEMCOIN Blockchain Technology and facilitate Business Exchange/Field Trips/Tourism and with Global WIN for humanitarian mission sustainability.
  • Establish GEM centers (headquarter and regions)
Our Programmes

We provide advocacy and empowerment support for vulnerable communities: 

  1. Support Women in Need (WIN) and with a Focus on Support for Single Mothers and Children In Distress (SMACID) through Empowerment and mentorship in the following areas:
  • Self-esteem for Girls & Youths Building Character/Talent Development
  • Support Groups Meeting/Mothers and Children Conferences
  1. Support Women In Need (displaced by economic disadvantage)
  2. Youth In Need (YIN), including Economic, Educational, Personal, and Professional Development Empowerment via talent, character building, and Self-care/wellness development
  3. Preventive Wellness Awareness, challenging women to wellness leadership role
  4. Dignifying the Needy with our substance
  5. Human-Trafficking Awareness Program (HAP)
  6. Advocacy support of the Homeless
Our Affiliates

Our affiliates are
Blessings of Africa Empowerment Foundation and Africa Union Sixth Region USA Foundation.
GEM is an initiative of Global WIN LLC.

Together, we aim to unite for peace, eradicate poverty, alleviate suffering, and help to advocate and support at-risk families and their children to avoid becoming victims of victimization by addressing poverty, which is one of the main reason that at-risk families are vulnerable to victimization, human trafficking and prostitution through economic empowerment and through advocacy education –
educating and empowering at-risk vulnerable families and youth about warning signs through provision of educational, anti human trafficking materials through increased awareness, including movies and book, training, advocacy and collaboration.

GEM Honours

GEM honors and celebrates the leaders and individuals who are exemplary of what we advocate; dedicated to the positive impact that changes the narratives.

GEM Awards is poised to honor, celebrate, reward, and promote excellence of the great leaders and changemakers from across the world who are committed to empowerment for economic and social development, nationally, regionally and globally, with a special attention on “The Blessings of Africa” – Exemplary Leaders and Individuals of African Descent in the Diaspora and Africa.

Our immediate past Distinguished Global Award Recipients are Her Excellency Mrs. Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, The First Lady of The Republic of The Gambia  and Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria.

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