Global Impact’s International Women's Day Twitter Chat

When? Friday, Mar 7 @ 2pm - 3pm (EST)
Where? Twitter Chat

Twitter Chat

#womensdaychat

By investing in a girl, she can lift herself out of poverty and abuse.



J
oin @Charitydotorg@CARE@WorldVisionUSA@PlanUSA, and @ICRW for a Twitter chat in honor of International Women's Day 

Roughly one billion people in the world live in extreme poverty; the majority of them are women. Women control less than 10 percent of the world’s assets while performing two-thirds of all labor to produce more than half of the world’s food.


For girls, the problem is compounded. In some countries, long-standing cultural, and often religious, practices devalue and marginalize female children, which results in lack of access to education, marginalization, forced marriage, sexual exploitation and violence, 
marginalization, forced marriage, sexual exploitation and violence.

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. Organizations worldwide are uniting to provide resources and frontline delivery of services on a global scale, including:

  • Access to education
  • Job skills training
  • Prenatal and early childhood care
  • Microlending opportunities
  • Safe drinking water
  • Protection from violence and rehabilitation for those who have been victimized
  • Vaccinations and lifesaving drugs
  • School enrollment and attendance programs

To address the aforementioned issues and increase the resources available to organizations helping women and girls in the developing world, Global Impact has partnered with CARE, World Vision, Plan USA and ICRW to raise funds for programs impacting women and girls.

About Global Impact

Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization raises funds to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world. In partnership with nearly 100 major corporations and more than 300 public sector entities, Global Impact provides funding to more than 100 U.S.-based international charities through innovative partnerships and employee giving programs. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.6 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people. The organization and its charity partners help an estimated 400 million people each year.

Photos courtesy of ICRW (above) and CARE (below)



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@Kelly_W_Scott Kelly Scott

Count me in

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@TLIOblog This Love Is Ours

This is such an important cause..,I'm proud to be a part of it.

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@Execumama Execumama™

I'm very much looking forward to this dialogue!

Organisers

@socialgoodmoms Social Good Moms
A global coalition of 2000+ mom bloggers who care about pressing global issues reaching millions through digital action campaigns. World Travelers.

Sponsors

@charitydotorg Global Impact
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