Its not very often I ask for help with something, but Dee Vernon's Sister runs a charity the African Children's Fund and they are trying to raise awareness to a problem that African girls have.
Tomorrow, the World Bank will be holding an Open Forum on Gender Equality and in preparation, individuals and organisations Have been invited to submit their suggestions for what initiatives could bridge the gender divide. The suggestions with the most support will be addressed during the Forum. In preparation for our forthcoming 'Education All Month, Every Month' campaign to give girls equal educational opportunities to boys, the African Children's Fund has proposed that the issue of sanitary towels for African girls is discussed during next week's Forum. If the powers of the world economy were aware of the need for such a campaign, perhaps they could do something to look at the issue.
It is a long shot perhaps, but of 155 proposals submitted so far we are recorded at number six. If we can climb just one place and get into the top five issues we have to believe we will be seen and read.
I would therefore be grateful if you could lend your 'support' to our suggestion simply by clicking on the link below & filling in the details. It will take less than 30 seconds of your time.
Please feel free to pass on to any friends or colleagues whom you think might be interested.
Further news about our planned campaign will be available soon. To keep in touch with all that the charity is doing, you can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook at www.twitter.com/afchildfund or www.facebook.com/africanchildrensfund.
Thank you in advance.
If you could spare just a couple of minutes and follow the links they would be most grateful.
Its something that I am sure we ladies have never thought of, but in Africa girls cannot go to school, one reason they don't have knickers and monthly items. I was thinking during the night how would we get on in this country, how would we go shopping, to work, go out to dinner and do all the things we do, life as normal.
Thanks for reading.