UN Foundation, Elizabeth Gore

Can becoming an entrepreneur help a refugee live a better life? I recently had the opportunity to join the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for a visit to the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda, where I met seven incredible women entrepreneurs who have formed the Twitezimbere tailoring group. And through them, I learned the answer is yes. Despite the challenges they’ve faced, these women have been able to create and grow a business serving their neighbors in the eighth largest … [Read more...]

Give the Gift That Changes a Child's Life This Father's Day‏

A Celebration of Women is honored to share this awesome Gift Plan with the Women of our World: Father's Day is just around the corner. Show your dad how much you care with a gift that can change a child's life the way your dad changed yours. Instead of another neck tie celebrate Father’s Day by giving a gift that will change a life. Recognize a special teacher who has enough mugs in their cupboard but appreciates the gift of learning. Celebrate the achievements of a Graduate with a gift … [Read more...]

PAMAC – UNDP Support Programme for Associations and NGOs – celebrating Christine Kafando!

  Burkina Faso: Women help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS   Women from the rural village of Gassan attend an informal discussion on HIV/AIDS. (Photo: UNDP) Burkina Faso - 27-year old Assiétou was pregnant with her third child when she discovered that she was HIV positive. “I thought it was the end of the world,” she recalls. “I immediately thought about my husband and I was very worried about his reaction. In the end, I summoned up all my courage and went to talk to him.” Assiétou’s … [Read more...]

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