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Monday, January 3, 2011

Unleash the Leader in a Girl!

I came across an organization that seems really great, I hope you agree. I found them at the Global Giving and they caught my eye, I have therefore decided that this is going to be a week dedicated to young girls and women around the world. Today's charity is The Mariposa Girl's Leadership Program in the Dominican Republic and it focuses on empowering young girls in order to create change and promote social justice. They are inspired by the UN's Millenium Development Goals, so they focus on "eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing the child mortality rate, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing a global partnership for development." And they believe that the achievement of these goals are "dependent upon the education and empowerment of women and young girls."

Any organization which works to empower young girls has my support. Here is a video from them talking about their work. Very inspiring.

So, if you find them interesting and want to donate to them, you can mail them checks or donate through their Global Giving page.

While we are on the subject, Global Giving is another site you can look for and find wonderful charities, just another resource for y'all.

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