Archive for 'Helping Women' Category
Driven by curiosity after a labor-induced scare, model Christy Turlington Burns was stunned to learn that 1,000 women die each day and 500,00 die each year during childbirth. Saddened by the harsh realities that many women have difficulty accessing the prenatal care they need and that 90% of these deaths are preventable, Burns was inspired to learn more about maternal health [...]
We are asking you, our tribal fans, to help us start the girl effect. The Girl Effect is a movement driven by girl champions around the globe. The Nike Foundation created the Girl Effect with critical financial and intellectual contributions by the NoVo Foundation and Nike Inc. and in collaboration with key partners such as [...]
Women are known to wear their hearts on their sleeves. But what about showing off their brains?
Melissa Slaven-Warren knows how to celebrate the fun, independent characteristics of real women with her Meliciously Yours line of t-shirts for women from ages 5-105. Nicknamed a combination of her first name and the word “delicious”, Melissa decided on the name of [...]
Democratic Republic of Congo’s first rehabilitation centre for victims of sexual violence called “City of Joy” opened last Friday to assist victims of the mass rape characteristic of the conflict in eastern Congo following the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Funded by the United Nations, the centre was launched in the eastern town of Bukavu by Eve Ensler, author of the [...]
We all have heard too many times that women earn and save less money, and retire with less money than men. The good news is that it’s up to the woman herself to change. Women have to take control of their finances by being more aggressive in saving, negotiating, and investing. To help advise, founder Amanda Steinberg and former [...]
Prosperity Candles invests in enterprising underprivileged women who are eager to start their own businesses producing unique candles for local and international markets. It partners with women in regions ravaged by conflict and social tension, ruined by natural disaster, and severly impoverished, including Afghanistan, Haiti, Rwanda, and, currently, a pilot project in Iraq. In providing the women with the opportunity, tools, and resources to develop their entrepreneurial [...]