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THANK YOU for attending our event in May

On Thursday, May 11, we had the best turnout of women yet, and we thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help make a difference in the lives of women and girls less fortunate than ourselves.

The two organizations we presented and supported were Rayjon Share Care out of Sarnia, and TAWINA in sub-Saharan Africa. If you missed our meeting, the information about the two organizations can be found here.

It sure was a fun night. We were able to socialize with other women who share the same passion and connection for wanting to help women and girls get an education, become self sustaining and receive life-saving women’s healthcare. When we help women, they help their family and their community thrive. It’s a great feeling to know there is still good in the world, and a way to gather locally, to help contribute to make the lives of women and girls better.

We know that as Canadians, we’re fortunate to be born here. In other countries, not every girl, just because she is a girl, gets an education to better her life – we can change generations. Not everyone has access to safe drinking water – we can build a well. We can prevent a woman from dying with life-saving fistula surgery. Women and girls who are born into poverty stricken areas need our help.

We meet twice a year. In May, near Mother’s Day, and in October, near Thanksgiving. During these gatherings, we present two organizations. We research them very carefully. These are smaller, hands-on organizations that are run efficiently, have low overhead and are projects that our group (collectively) feels passionate about helping.

Women are capable of doing more together than any one of us could do alone.

We humbly thank you again for attending. If you’d like, please click here to sign up for our e-Newsletter to be notified when our meetings will take place, and for information about the results we are making worldwide.

Our list of recipients is growing

Thanks to you, Women Helping Women have raised an impressive $28,295.79 for 11 organizations.

We’ve helped women and girls in Cameroon, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mumbai, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Thailand, and in sub-Saharan Africa.

Check out all of the recipients we’ve supported so far.

Here’s how our WHW organization works

We have two gatherings per year. One in May (near Mother’s Day) and the other in October (near Thanksgiving). We present two carefully screened organizations or individuals at each meeting for you to learn about, advocate for, and donate to, if you choose. There are no obligations to give, and no membership fees. What you have with Women Helping Women are voices and choices.

There are also three options on how to participate:

  1. You can join like-minded women for dinner (anytime after 5 PM) at Country View Golf Course (they generously donate their conference room to our group)
  2. You can attend the presentation portion which begins after dinner (usually at 6:30 PM).
  3. You can review an online slideshow and donate through PayPal or credit card on our website.

Upcoming Women Helping Women Event

Donate to Women Helping Women

If you aren’t able to attend a meeting you can still participate by supporting Women Helping Women. We’re able to accept donations through the button below.

 

What can I do? How can I help?

Women and girls are being oppressed, abused and enslaved in many countries around the world.

We are fortunate women who have a voice and can raise it to increase awareness and contribute funds to help women worldwide.

Give a gift. Save a life.

Education Opportunities

Girls with little or no education are far more likely to be married as children, suffer domestic violence, live in poverty, and lack a say over household spending or their own health care.

The best investment

Educating girls will change developing countries. Investment in the education of girls may well be the highest return investment available in the developing world.

Violence, Slavery & Forced Prostitution

Gender-based violence is both persistent and widespread, and ranks as top public health crisis for women in the world today. In fact, women aged 15 through 45 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined

Eye Opening Realities

“There is trafficking of young women and boys into commercial sexual exploitation,” says lead author Kevin Bales, a professor of contemporary slavery at the University of Hull. “There’s slavery in carpet weaving, mining and ship breaking.”

Maternal Morbidity

Around 1,000 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications globally every day, according to the World Health Organization. That’s one every 90 seconds. Some 99 percent of maternal deaths occur in poor countries, particularly in Africa and Asia.

Need For Treatment

The World Health Organization estimates there may be as many as 50,000 to 100,000 new cases of fistula each year, yet the global treatment capacity is less than 20,000 cases a year. There is a large unmet need for treatment. Fistula is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
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