The Global Fund for Women
“Women’s rights are human rights.” This famous quote comes from Hilary Clinton from her United Nations conference back in 1995. Yet nearly 20 years later, women all around the world are still denied these fundamental rights. Here at ContactsforLess.ca, we support gender equality and believe all human beings on this planet deserve the same fundamental rights. Global Funds for Women is our group of the month and here are a few reasons as to why we feel this group needs your help.
Since the 1950’s, the United Nations have been enforcing these human rights and subjects such as;
- Access to Education;
- Civic & Political Participation;
- Economic & Environmental;
- Justice Health & Sexual Rights;
- Peace & Gender Violence.
Global Funds for Women is a non-profit organisation and also is an international grantmaking foundation that supports groups working to advance the human rights of women and girls. This organisation stands for the rights of women equality. Funds that support the Global Fund for Women are raised from a variety of sources and are awarded to women-led organizations that promote economic security, health, safety, education, and leadership of women and girls.
Global Fund for Women are also proud supporters of the United Nation’s project called “Goal 5”, which has been set to hold promises such as ending gender-based violence, eliminating child marriage, and female genital mutilation, which helps ensure women have proper access to sexual and reproductive health care. This goal also supports access to equal education and expanding economic opportunities for all women. Education equality for girls is very important and although more women and girls in developing countries are working and in school, they are still more likely than boys to be out of school, especially in Secondary schools. Many aspects of their daily lives have something to do with it: access to clean water, the need to help their elders, sickness, and more. The Global Fund for Women work with groups who are helping with these girls and women.
Please visit https://www.globalfundforwomen.org to donate and help this organisation to provide equal opportunities and fundamental rights for women and girls all over the world. And remember: when you purchase your contact lenses with us, ContactsforLess.ca, 51% of our profits are donated to a non-profit organisation of your choice. The Global Fund for Women are our default group at checkout for the month of May 2016!