I am pleased to announce we have partnered with The Shanti Uganda Society.
The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
They imagine a world where birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS are supported, empowered and able to develop to their full potential.
The Shanti Uganda Birth House is a solar powered maternity centre in the Luweero District of Uganda. The Birth House provides mother-centered care throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period and is staffed by a team of skilled Uganda Midwives.
The Shanti Uganda Society also runs prenatal education classes, a Community Garden Program, a Teen Girls Empowerment Program and a Women’s Income Generating Group for HIV positive mothers.
Connect With The Shanti Uganda Society
Our newest partner, BRAC, is celebrating mothers and changing lives at the same time. Mothers are the driving force behind BRAC’s success. They leverage their holistic approach to provide health and well-being to their entire family. That’s why every gift you give BRAC to invest in a woman gets multiplied.
This Mother’s Day, celebrate all the hard work your mother has done by investing in a woman in her honor.
Visit BRAC to learn more and to help a fellow mother.
Right now, as I write this, there is a woman who is being ravaged by the atrocities of war. She is like many women whose lives have been irreparably damaged by war and like countless women around the world she teeters on the brink of having lost everything, having no voice and no hope. Thankfully, Women for Women International works tirelessly for these women.
We are thrilled to have partnered with Women for Women International to spread the word about their annual event celebrating International Women’s Day: Join Me on the Bridge on March 8.
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. They are changing the world one woman at a time.
They work with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman we serve has her own story—some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival.
On March 8 women around the world will be gathering on bridges in solidarity to express hope and peace for the future. If you would like to stand in support of women in war ravaged countries, visit JoinMeOnTheBridge.org to find an event near you. And make sure to tweet with the #Bridge12 hashtag.
Photo Copyright: Join Me on the Bridge/ Women for Women International
Over the next few weeks the United Nations Commission of the Status of Women is holding high level talks about rural women. I tweeted during the opening session and general discussion. I have included some of my tweets along with pertinent tweets of others who shared information from Day 1.
I have a great interest in the plight of rural women as I was able to meet many in Kenya when I traveled to Africa last summer with ONE. In fact, I wrote about how collectives in dairy farming can better improve the lives of women living in rural Kenya. You can read my article, One Cow Can Change an Entire Community, on Care2.com.