By 3BL Media
Mark Your Calendars!
Join us for a discussion on Twitter with Global Impact and their charity partners
March 2nd – March 13th #HerDay2015
Women and girls are often the faces of poverty, yet they are essential to overcoming it. By investing in a girl, she can lift herself out of poverty and abuse, altering the condition of her family, her community and, ultimately, the world. Yet, a girl in the developing world faces overwhelming odds from the day she is born.
Without access to clean drinking water, sanitation, medical care, equal rights, education and decent employment, poverty continues to intensify. When mothers lack the means to thrive, their children suffer, as well. No single charity is large enough to combat these challenges alone. UN Global Compact brings together four of the most respected, best-in-the-business international organizations focused on helping women and girls around the world so that donations can have an immediate impact.
Join 3BL Media (@3BLMedia), Global Impact (@charitydotorg ) and their charity partners: CARE (@CARE), World Vision (@wvswsw), Plan USA (@PlanUSA) and International Center for Research on Women (@ICRW). We discuss the hardships women and girls face around the world in support of International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8, 2015 using #HerDay2015. This two-week-long conversation on Twitter starts March 1 and will discuss topics in relation to women and girls including:
- Access to education
- Job skills training
- Maternal health and early childhood care
- Micro lending opportunities
- Safe drinking water
- Protection from violence and rehabilitation for those who have been victimized
- Vaccinations and life-saving drugs
- School enrollment and attendance programs
- Women’s empowerment
We invite everyone to join in this two week long conversation, centered around International Women’s Day by using the #HerDay2015 hashtag. Share your stories, insights and questions with us. Together, we can join with millions of people to change the world by helping to provide a host of services to women and girls around the world.
- Women & Girls Fund by Global Impact: http://www.togetherforwomen.org/
- CARE: http://care.org/
- World Vision: http://womenofvision.org
- Plan USA: http://www.planusa.org/
- International Center for Research on Women: http://www.icrw.org/
Our panelists encourage everyone with an interest in making a difference in the lives of women and girls around the world to participate. You may submit your questions, stories, insight, etc., directly on Twitter using #HerDay2015 or let us know via email (see below).
Tips to Participate:
- Follow the main participants and #HerDay2015 hashtag
- Submit questions before the event to promote a more dynamic discussion
- Use the #HerDay2015 hashtag on your comments that you want to share with the community
- Share tweets you think your followers will appreciate
- Follow interesting participants during and after the chat
About the participating organizations:
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with approximately 450 public and private workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 120 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization serves as administrator for one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.
Overview: In more than 80 countries, CARE addresses not only the consequences of gender inequality, but also the root causes. CARE works to increase women’s and girls’ ability to determine their own futures through improved education, increased economic power and more decision-making authority in their homes and communities. At the same time, CARE engages with fellow community members, social and religious leaders, politicians and local organizations to shift attitudes and behaviors that marginalize women and girls. This involves working closely with men and boys to promote equitable roles, responsibilities and policies, as well as respectful attitudes and behaviors, and mutually beneficial relationships.
Overview: World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision is the largest international non-governmental organization in the world, working in nearly 100 countries with 45,000 staff serving millions of people in need.
The organization’s Strong Women, Strong World initiative highlights the organization’s projects that empower, protect, educate, and nurture girls and women, providing them with equal rights and opportunities. Programming engages men and women, boys and girls, collaboratively, to build equitable, just and sustainable communities. Programs address sex trafficking, health, education, economic development and empowerment.
Overview: Investing in a girl and her future gives her the ability to lift herself out of poverty, altering the economic condition of her family, her community, and ultimately her country. Decades of experience and in-depth research have proven it. Yet even today, a girl in the developing world still faces overwhelming odds from the day she’s born.
Through sustainable development projects, Plan reaches out to the most marginalized and vulnerable populations of girls around the world, rigorously measuring their impact every step of the way.
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Overview: ICRW research identifies women’s contributions to their communities and the barriers—like HIV, violence, lack of education—that prevent them from being economically stable and able to fully participate in society. ICRW provides a path that creates the conditions under which not just one woman, but millions of women can benefit.
Cover Photo: World Vision USA
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