My new year’s wish would be to end the global violence against women. As a result, I’ve been following the work of UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women). It was established in 1976 to strengthen the ties between women’s organizations and governments by offering assistance from the United Nations.
How do they do this?
According to UNIFEM’s website: “It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies that foster women’s empowerment. UNIFEM works on the premise that it is the fundamental right of every woman to live a life free from discrimination and violence, and that gender equality is essential to achieving development and to building just societies.”
During this global economic recession, empowering women throughout the world can provide hope and dignity. A holiday gift that is indeed priceless…