FUNDRAISER: Operation USA joins Huffington Post’s RaiseForWomen ChallengeBy opusa • Apr 29th, 2013
The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation and Half the Sky Movement are teaming up to Invest in Women who Change the World. The RaiseForWomen Challenge, a fundraising Challenge to help female-focused charities gain recognition and resources, launched April 24th. And, they’re giving away $75,000 to causes like ours. Your donations not only help our work supporting women around the world, but also give us the chance to earn bonus funds each week.
Operation USA supports livelihood, education and health programs designed to help women—and their children—pull themselves out of the prisons of gender discrimination, physical brutality and generational poverty.
Why focus on women?
Among the painful lessons that Operation USA has learned in 34 years in the field is that women and children are disproportionately victimized by natural disasters, warfare, violence and poverty. They are the hardest hit, the least prepared and, invariably, those who experience the greatest difficulties in recovering from disaster and devastating traumas. All too often and in far too many places, women and girls still struggle against relentless inequality and injustice that leaves them marginalized, silent and vulnerable to violence and disease.