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Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy International Women's Day 2013!

The facts are plain and simple.  We assume women and girls are being reached.  They are not.  We assume things are getting better, but better is not good enough.  The choice isn't girls over boys.  The choice is justice over judgement.  In a nation where almost one in six women over the age of 14 has been abused, we have work to do.  A child dies from water-borne illness every twenty seconds, but clean water missions are not enough to change a lifestyle.  Men and women both further the cylce of abuse.  Our Honduran brothers and sisters must know that they are too good to be abused, that they are too good to abuse, or else we are not doing our job as humanitarians.  AHMEN is making strides by investing in women, but each of our teams must do more.  Honduras deserves it.  Central America deserves it.  Your sisters, daughters, and mothers deserve it.  You deserve it; for the problem lies within all of us too.

"I change myself, I change the world."
--Gloria Anzaldúa

How can you invest in women's empowerment projects with AHMEN?

Shalom is a home in La Ceiba giving young women the chance at a brighter tomorrow.

"Las Mujeres Bisuteras de Dios" is a cooperative and microenterprise helping families transition out of poverty through making and selling jewelry

The AHMEN-SIFAT Initiative equips local leaders with the knowledge to train fellow community members to maintain a healthy, self-confident, productive, and just society.

The Deaf School in Plan de Flores helps students with disabilities beyond the reach of local school systems.

Contact me today to learn more about how you can invest in one of AHMEN's meaningful projects in Honduras.  

Again in the words of Latin American feminist Gloria Anzaldúa, "Do work that matters. Vale la pena."

Together, we are the difference.

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