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Half the Sky Initiative

There are 107 million women missing from the current population of the planet due to gender discrimination and violence against women.Join the efforts of the women of Beth Ahabah to increase awareness of the issues faced by women and girls around the world, including gender-based violence, sex trafficking, lack of educational opportunities, maternal mortality, intergenerational prostitution and lack of economic opportunities. In addition to supporting any individual efforts by participants to aid any of these causes, this year we are launching a group effort to help keep girls in school through a program developed by Holocaust survivor Bernie Krisher. Through his Rural School Program, a donation of $10 will keep a girl in school for one month. Girls are often pulled out of school for economic reasons and to help with housework or to care for younger siblings. The entire amount is given to her parents for one month of perfect attendance. This has been found to be a great incentive to parents to allow their daughters to continue in school. We will also be starting a fund to build a school under this program. For more information or to get involved, contact Laura Davidson at lauraelaine87@aol.com.

Mon, April 22 2019 17 Nisan 5779