Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A charity worth looking into?

Ever find that with all the charities out there, it may be hard to choose one to commit your time to? Well, here is an organisation that with your help and time can enrich the lives of others in this century.

Womankind is:

"Women have an abundance of practical ideas for improving their own lives and lifting their families and communities out of poverty. But this can only happen if they have the confidence and opportunities to articulate their needs and ideas - and be listened to.

WOMANKIND Worldwide is the only UK charity devoted to enabling women to achieve this.

We work closely with 32 partner community groups in 14 developing countries. This means that the projects we fund and support tackle the specific issues in a particular area, rather than trying to import a 'one size fits all' solution from the UK.

All our projects are connected to enabling women to understand their legal rights. And to use these rights to benefit their daily lives. Where new legislation is needed to protect women or improve their status, we help our partners secure this too."

How does fashion play into this? Ms. Couture queen herself, Daphne Guinness is donating three racks of couture, ready to wear and accessories to be sold at auction-with the proceeds going to Womankind.

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