WE Magazine’s goal is to inspire and encourage you to take action in reaching out to help others. Here we have listed some Human Interests sites for you to “Pay It Forward”, “Reach Out and Touch Someone” or do what is right in making our world, your world a better place for all. Empowerment starts here.
“We all want to change the world, but most of us don’t know where to start. I think after watching this we can understand that it is our emotions and consciousness that will change it. We need to be living every day, every moment like it is the last. Live with love for others and yourself ALWAYS. Forgive those who make you mad, let that negative energy pass through you.” Thanks Jim Carey The Power of Consciousness
May every woman know that she is valued, important, worthy and loved.
Recently there was a documentary called “Half the Sky” on a PBS station. (link to Shop PBS to purchase the DVD and / or Book). The documentary featured various celebrities going to a number of countries including Thailand, India, Somalia and others. Each segment revealed the abuse and neglect of women and young girls forced to work in brothels, denied medical care because it would be a “waste of money”, or female genital mutilation. It was absolutely heart-wrenching! WE magazine decided to provide you with links to various organizations that are seeking assistance in either funds, volunteering or awareness. Contact them to empower and inspire women around the world and develop the awareness that every woman is valued, worthy, important and loved. Thank you for your help – Rosemary
10 thousand women – 10,000 Women is a five-year, $100 million global initiative to help grow local economies and bring about greater shared prosperity by providing 10,000 underserved women entrepreneurs with a business and management education, access to mentors and networks and links to capital.
“When women are encouraged to participate in the economy – the economy grows” – Hillary Clinton
Edna Adan University Hospital – Our mission to improve Maternal and Infant health care, and fight the practice of Female Genital Mutilation in Somaliland.
Edna Adan is featured in the second night of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
Edna Adan is an inspiring advocate for women and girls, and her maternity hospital in Somaliland is an oasis of healing and care for the country’s women.
Adan was raised in Somaliland in an educated and wealthy family, when the country was a protectorate of the British Empire. When she was 15, a girls’ school opened in Somaliland. Adan went to work there as a student teacher and also received private lessons. She was permitted to sit for exams, in a room separate from the boys, and was the first Somali girl awarded one of a few coveted scholarships to study in Britain. She spent seven years there, studying nursing, midwifery and hospital management.
New Light – Urmi Basu is a woman of few means facing staggering need, but her mission is clear. In her work with New Light a nonprofit organization in Kolkata, India that works to save girls from becoming victim of sexual exploitation and to improve lives of the children of sex workers, she is dedicated to righting wrongs , one at a time.”On a global scale the problem of prostitution is so complex and huge that I would be completely overwhelmed if I think about it. Urmi says “I choose to reduce the aperture of my vision and concentrate my energy only on things that I can do.”
New Light provides more than two hundred children of sex workers with education, healthcare and nutritional support, as well as the opportunity to live free of abuse, violence and stigma. In addition to running shelters for children , the agency founded in 2000 with just $ 200 also aims to stop the trafficking of young girls into sex trade and to provide care to those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
It is the grass root nature of New Light that best underscores Urmi’s conviction about helping others