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This year, we have chosen to focus on the UN's Millennium Development Goal 3 in two different ways, both locally & internationally. The first is by empowering women globally by ending the disparity in primary & secondary education. The second is by helping women become global leaders, as men continue to make up the majority of private & public decision-making. Our two chosen charities are each focused on these goals.
Charity #1: Save The Children - Removing Girls From Brothels
We have chosen Save The Children as one of our charitable causes this year as we were inspired by Project Samreen.
This here is Samreen. She is 10 years old, and she was born in a brothel in Daulatdia, Bangladesh. It can be hard to comprehend just how horrific this brothel is: over 1,500 women live there & sell sex to customers each & every day. Some women were kidnapped as children by gangs, some were tricked, and others were sold into sex slavery by their parents. Among these women are over 900 children who, if not provided another life, will be destined to one day grow up & be forced into the same lives as their mothers.
If these girls can get an education, they can leave the brothel. The only school available to them is the one set up & run by Save The Children. With an education at this school, these girls can change their lives & future.
The Samree Project funds:
- School uniforms.
- Books, stationary & diaries.
- Upkeep of school grounds.
- Training & hiring of new teachers.
We believe these girls deserve a better future, and hope that with your help, they can live a better life.
Charity #2: Femineza - Ending The Disparity Of Women In Leadership Roles
The aim of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal Number 3 (MDG3) is to end gender disparity & create equality. Unfortunately right now, men continue to make up the majority of private & public decision makers around the world. For gender equality to truly exist, women should have just as loud of a voice as men.
That is why we chose our next charity, Femineza, as they have been recognized by the United Nations not only their work in gender equality, but the programs they have created to help empower female leaders to take on leadership roles.
Femineza holds workshops in North America, Europe & Kenya. Through their work, they have been able to help women to:
- Take on important political positions.
- Become leaders in civil administration positions.
- Become diplomatic & humanitarian representatives for their local communities to give women a voice in the decision making.
The FA Team