Day of the African Child Event

Member Joanna Ballah, executive director of Alliance for Women and Children Development (AWACD) in Monrovia, Liberia, recently served as a presenter for an event organized on Day of the African Child. The topic of the presentation was Understanding Gender and Volunteerism. The goal of AWACD is to keep children in school during the vacation break and to empower young girls and single mothers though skills training programs.

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New Organization to Stop Crime Against Women

Member Banti Borgohain Bhuyan has taken a leadership role in starting a new initiative called Citizen Awareness to stop crime against women in India. Thousands of women have joined. The pictures below are from their first meeting where the chief guest was the highest officer of police. Banti is serving as the group’s secretary.

 

Girls Festival in Monrovia

The Girls for Change Organization, in collaboration with other local organizations, hosted day of fun, games, and mentorship day for over 100 girls below age 20. It was a wonderful day, as you can see from the photographs! The girls had the opportunity to share fun and ideas and to meet other girls from all around Monrovia.

The Girls for Change Organization is a non-for-profit, non government organization that empowers teen mothers by creating a platform for free education. Women’s Creative Leadership Network Member Ora Barclay-Keller is the executive director.

Vision Board Party in St. Kitts-Nevis!

In celebration of International Women’s Month, member Sharon Rattan organized a vision board party for her Winning with Women group. The objectives were to focus women on goal setting in a fun way and to strengthen bonds and network. The name of the event was Sister Grow Magic Vision Board Party. The women created 4 vision boards on the following themes:

  • Women’s Health
  • Women’s Rights
  • Women in Leadership
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment

It was an evening of sharing, creating, and supporting. There was a surge of renewed commitment that women need to show up.

Pro-women Safe Sanitary Foundation Commemorates International Women’s Day

Member Vivian Akudo Nwogu, a registered nurse and native of Ihitte Ezinihitte Mbaise IMO state Nigeria, founded Pro-women Safe Sanitary Foundation to make sanitary pads available and affordable to young underprivileged girls in Nigeria. They recently had their second event in Commemoration of International Women’s Day. They covered three states by sending teams to the  IMO state, Rivers state and Benue state. They are hoping to get more support from people, organizations, and the Government so that they can make more impact in the society at large.

Click here to learn more about this initiative.
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