◊ The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically
important lands and waters for nature and people, founded in 1951. The Nature Conservancy protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers
worldwide and operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
They address threats to conservation involving climate change, fire, fresh
water, forests, invasive species and marine ecosystems. They are successful because they use science based approach and partner
with indegenous communities, businesses and governments, multi-lateral institutions, other non-profits and help from people
like ourselves. To learn more, go to...www.nature.org
◊ Oxfam America
Oxfam America is an international
relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals
and local groups in more than 120 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice.
We are an affiliate of Oxfam International.
for Health Promotion Links
Established in Bangladesh, SHPL has developed a revolutionary
course for Bangladeshi women to gain training and skills needed to be self-sufficient women's health care providers.
This course trains Bangladeshi rural women to fulfill the United Nations recommendations for reducing mother and child health
risks. The Community Maternity Practitioner (CMP) program empowers women through self-employment as a health care provider
which benefits the rural communities. CMP's can practice in their home villages through rural-level private practices,
or provide care jointly with the village doctors. CMP's may also employ their communities junior CMP's
in their practice. These approaches enable women to earn a living and maintain acceptable living standards. ...more
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Contact: Dr. Halida Akhter
MotherstoMothers raises money with the simple notion that mothers have an instant bond with all mothers regardless
of geography, race or social circumstance. Contributions are made through the website; motherstomothers.net, on baby
registries and other gift registries along with grants and a growing mothers’ network.
More than 1 billion people in the world today, the great majority of whom are women, live in unacceptable conditions
of poverty, mostly in developing countries.
- Beijing Women’s Conference, 2003-2004
MotherstoMothers is a non-profit organization that will use the money raised and the collective experience
of its Directors to benefit all vulnerable mothers and young women around the world. Innovative programs are developed
to allow for survival and independence by means of women's co-operatives, bank loans, computer training and internet communication.
MotherstoMothers will also facilitate empowerment workshops that help to establish women's support networks and provide
much needed nutrition and supplies. MotherstoMothers help to identify and cultivate strong local
women leaders and partnering with existing organizations when available and work with communities and governments to achieve
these goals. ...more
◊ Volunteer Artists Wanted - Join the ArtCorp
one-year residencies, artist use every imaginable art form including theater, mime, puppetry, mural painting, sculpture and
poetry to bring the organizations environmental and social messages to life and engage the local community in their activities.www.artcorp.org