UNIFEM, the organization that our LipGloss UNIFEM is named after and that we donate directly to every time you buy one, has a great new campaign to raise awareness and money to help end the pandemic of violence against against women and girls.
One simple way to help is adding your signature. Nicole Kidman is asking for our help, and you don’t want to let Nicole Kidman down do you?? The United Nations Foundation (UNF) announced it will donate $1 dollar for each of the first 100,000 signatures to the online petition. That means just signing your name, which is free for you, will donate one dollar. many women in the world live on less than one dollar for theier whole day so this small act can mean a lot depending on where you are. Don’t let working to end violence end there though. There is a online ToolKit you can use to spread awareness. http://www.unifem.org/campaigns/vaw/toolkit.php
Go to http://www.saynotoviolence.org/ to sign the statement.
“At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime — with the abuser usually someone known to her. Violence against women and girls is a universal problem of pandemic proportions. Perhaps the most pervasive human rights violation that we know today, it devastates lives, fractures communities, and stalls development.”
** In just the time it took me to write this blog entry $1000 was raised**