What do we do – internationally?
As an international organisation with representation at UN, we can get to the heart of the matter very quickly. When dealing with emergencies, our clubs across the world receive all our donations, so that money is spent where it’s needed, and prudently, with nothing deducted for admin.
Our work extends from providing solar lights and cooking facilities for women in Fiji to giving laptops to children in Uganda. We are supporting our clubs in Nepal, who are rebuilding after the earthquakes – they have already rebuilt schools and villages and we intend to build a boarding school for girls who can’t travel to school every day. We are also working with child.org to help women in Meru in Kenya to be self-sufficient with our ‘Garden Project’. Our latest international project is ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ with a project on each of the 5 continents. Clubs from all over the world are raising money & awareness for this project.
In the UK, the Southend club has been the leader in our national campaign to promote statutory Relationships Education for all school-aged children.
Each year, we support some United Nations days
UN World Water Day, UN Day of Literacy, International Day of Peace,
UNite to Eliminate Violence Against Women Day,
End Female Genital Mutilation Day,
Human Rights Day and International Day of the Girl Child.
At these times, we either have a public exhibition, raise funds for a related project or visit parliament to bombard our MPs with lobbying letters!