Last week I shared the origin of the jewelry studio work with and gave you a glimpse into their new home. (If you missed it, find it here)

The overarching problem we are trying to fight is sexism. Be it here in the US or somewhere else, from an unfair incident to horrific suffering, sexism affects us all.

“Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth. Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care. Women in all parts of the world suffer violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.”  - UN Women

Of the 40 million victims of modern slavery in the world, 71% are women.

There is good news - there is a solution. Actually there are many. 

There are 5 ways to build gender equality: empower women small-scale farmers, invest in caregivers, support women’s leadership, protect women’s health and fund women’s organizations. ( article)

Her Future Coalition is a woman-led organization currently helping 900 girls.

I would love to introduce you to the Her Future team members I work with!

Sarah Symons, Founder and CEO.

Sarah Symons Her Future Coalition

I had the delightful opportunity to meet Amanda Cunningham, COO, in person in South Carolina (BC meaning Before Covid aka ancient times).

Amanda Cunningham Her Future Coalition

Nafiza Khatun, Country Director is my main contact in the jewelry studio.

Nafiza Khatun Her Future Coalition

Sumaiya Khatun is a talented jewelry designer and artisan. She has been in the jewelry program since 2010 and as of 2022 is an official member of the leadership team!

Sumaiya Khatun Her Future Coalition

“As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all.” ~ Michelle Obama

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