Normally, I like to highlight small organizations that have been started by women who have the guts to do the most amazing things. I prefer to do that rather than large, national organizations, but in this case, I have personal experience with the good work these folks are doing.Read More
During the spring and summer of 1994, members of the Hutu majority government carried out a genocidal mass slaughter of the Tutsi in Rwanda. During the 100-day period from April 7th to mid-July, 1994, an estimated 500,000–1,000,000 Rwandans were killed, decimating as much as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.Read More
This week's opportunity is a little different -- it's not a non-profit, but rather a business. I'm all for supporting small, woman-owned businesses, especially ones that have a mission and higher purpose to serve the world. Chidimma Ozor and Sseko Designs fit the bill. Here's what Chidimma (aka "The Type A Hippie") has to say:Read More
There are over 60 million missing girls in India.
They were either aborted before birth, killed once born, died of neglect just because they were girls, trafficked, or given away in child marriage. This abuse stems from a systemic, centuries-old disregard of the value of women. Rescue Pink works to change this through rescue, prevention, and awareness.Read More