Today is International Women’s Day and a day that is recognised and celebrated to acknowledge all the phenomenal women of the world today.
Every day, millions of women take steps to make a better world for themselves and others, and this one day a year, those efforts are not only celebrated but shared by millions of others.
The theme for this year’s International Women's Day 2017, is asking you to #BeBoldForChange. To Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world.
At AusCam Freedom Project we lend our voice with others to highlight the importance of investing in the younger generation of women who will become the leaders of tomorrow.
THE EDUCATED GIRLS OF TODAY BECOME THE WOMEN LEADERS OF TOMORROW
Investing in equitable education opportunities are not just decisions that influence the day-to-day lives of girls in school. Education also provides girls with lifelong skills. The next wave of girls who attend school and learn will receive skills to improve their future livelihoods and in turn champion education for their daughters. The power of girls’ education shines through in families, in communities and in life.
Worldwide, more than 62 million girls, half of them adolescents, are not in school.
Millions more are fighting to stay there. Access to education for women and girls, like gender equality, is not only a fundamental human right, it is also a means of achieving a peaceful, prosperous world that helps fuel sustainable economies and societies. When girls are educated, they lead healthier and more productive lives. They gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to break the cycle of poverty and help strengthen their communities.
What if the world truly stepped up to take bold action?
To help us celebrate this #IWD we are asking 10 women to stand with us and invest in a new generation of women through the gift of an Education Scholarship. For $35 AUD per month – or just $1.17 per day you can truly make an incredible difference for a young girl who has dreams of a hopeful, healthy and bright future. It is a life changing opportunity.
To sign up today click here:
Will you #BeBoldForChange on International Women's Day 2017 and beyond by taking groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women?.
Each one of us - with women, men and non-binary people joining forces - can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.
We have urgent work to do. Are you ready to #BeBoldForChange this IWD 2017 and beyond?
We celebrated the young women on our programs yesterday (It’s a public holiday in Cambodia today!) The girls had a lot of fun taking photos at the photo booth, doing role play about what kinds of changes they would like to see for women and an inspirational talk by an incredible young Cambodian woman who has endured so much in her own life to now become a celebrated author, social entrepreneur and friend of AusCam.
I also personally want to honour the women who work tirelessly behind the scenes at AusCam – our staff - and I cannot do that without also acknowledging our only Male staff – Sam.. who shines a light on the significant impact that young men can have as role models by empowering, respecting and caring for women and girls. I appreciate all that you do.. your commitment to make a better life for others.
NOTE: If you do sponsor a girl today or you are already a sponsor – you can download the #BeBoldForChange photo.. (PDF Version below), take a picture of yourself holding it – be as creative as you like.. share to our facebook page and you could be in the running to win a Cambodian Cookbook..
Founder & International Program Director
PROTECTION & EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION, MENTORING & LIFE SKILLS
AusCam Freedom Project believes girls should be 'taught not trafficked'.
You can set a girl free by sponsoring her education here: