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Connecting Women With Organizations To Make A Global Difference

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Our biggest goal is to connect women with organizations that make a global difference. One of these organizations, UNWomen came out with a fantastic mobile app, just in time for the World Cup. According to their website

Launched on 22 May, the government campaign emphasizes the public’s responsibility to end violence against women. It promotes a 24-hour women’s helpline (Central de Atendimento à Mulher – Ligue 180), where survivors of violence can access information about their rights, where and how to seek help, and report cases. The hotline has received over 3 million calls since its creation in 2005 – an impressive number that they hope to increase. Around 40 per cent of Brazilian women have experienced domestic violence at some point in their lives. [1]

 In 2012, 50,617 rapes were reported in Brazil [2] and more than 92,000 women were killed between 1980 and 2012 [3]. Building an app to promote the hotline was an imperative step for Brazil ranks 4th in the world in the number of smartphones – with some 70 million handsets in the country in 2013 [4]. More than 100 million Brazilians – which is around half of the total population of nearly 200 million – use the Internet [5].

We're proud of the hard work of this incredible organization and the new ways they are trying to make the world and this event, better. 

We are professional women 55+.  Most of us were active in the Women’s Movement.  We have traveled extensively in developing countries.  On the ground we’ve seen compelling evidence of the truth of the research, the profound difference it makes to society if mothers have food security for their children and sustainable futures for their families. We’ve been awed by the transformation of women who found opportunities to emerge from poverty and taken control of their own lives.  We’ve walked beside them and heard their stories.  We’ve seen their self-esteem grow, their leadership skills emerge and their voices heard.  We can help change the world for these women for decades to come by investing the same passion we summoned for our own battle for women’s equality.  

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