Friday, July 21, 2006

How to Support Women in Lebanon

The Global Fund for Women has lots of good information up right now about how to support women in the Middle East.

You can donate to the Global Fund for Women
and they will make sure your money goes to women in the Middle East. If you make an online donation, write "Middle East Crisis" in the section entitled, "Would you like to make this contribution in honor of someone special?", or if you mail in your check, be sure to write, "Middle East Crisis" on it or your donation form. The GFW recently donated $15,000 to the Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action to support displaced families in Lebanon:

CRTD.A, which promotes gender equality and the leadership of Arab women, is working with the Zicco Relief Centre to secure basic supplies for women and children affected by the conflict. Schools across the country, where thousands of Lebanese families are taking refuge, are in need of hygienic supplies such as sanitary napkins, which are often excluded from international aid, as well as drinking water, diapers and soap.

Another GFW grantee, Helem, a Lebanese group promoting the rights of sexual minorities and women, is also providing basic supplies to Lebanese refugees.

Photo credit: Beirutladies by Kevin Walsh.


  1. Just wanted to let you know..from Matt's blog empathy, I found your site and from your site I signed up with and accepted and assignment at UN Online! Thanks so much for that and know that you are making a difference!

  2. Wow! Thanks, Andrea. You've made me day : )


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