Join with Avaaz to help scrap Jordan’s ‘marry your rapist’ law

What’s happening?

When Lubna was 14, she was top of her class and her parents hoped she’d grow up to become a doctor. Instead, she was raped by her cousin, and then forced to marry him by a law designed to “protect her family’s honour.” The law also let her rapist off without punishment.

Jordanian lawmakers could scrap this law, but a few conservative MPs are looking to keep it alive. Let’s quickly build a massive petition telling them this law’s got to go. Our voices will be delivered directly inside Parliament during their debate!

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. They take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.

How you can help

Join with Avaaz and sign the petition to stop this awful law:

“As citizens from across the globe, we strongly urge you to completely scrap Article 308 which provides rapists with a loophole to escape punishment. No matter what amendments are proposed, they won’t protect women as strongly as repealing Article 308 would.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/jordan_marry_rapist_law_loc/?slideshow

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

Join with Unicef to support the El Nino children’s food crisis

 

What’s happening?

The region’s worst drought in decades has ruined harvests, dried up water supplies and left 1.2 million children with severe acute malnutrition, struggling to survive. Families across East and Southern Africa have endured two years of erratic and failed rains, only to be hit by the worst El Niño weather event ever recorded. As crops and animals wither into the dirt, there simply isn’t enough food for parents to give their children. The food crisis is ruining lives on a staggering scale, with 26 million children across 10 countries at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease. Children are hit hardest, with 1.2 million under five years of age suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

Unicef’s efforts

UNICEF is helping them recover with lifesaving supplies like Plumpy’nut, a high-protein paste that can help bring a severely malnourished child back to a stable condition within weeks. But their teams and resources are stretched to the limit in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and throughout East and Southern Africa. They urgently need your help to reach more children in remote villages, where food and water are desperately short and every day counts.

How you can help

Your generous donation today will deliver therapeutic food or other lifesaving supplies to children suffering from malnutrition.

https://www.unicef.org.au/appeals/children-food-crisis

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

Join with Save the Children to help support South Sudanese children receive treatment for cholera

 

What’s happening?

Save the Children and working to save children at the Cholera Treatment Centre in Mingkamen Camp, South Sudan. Save the Children’s Cholera Treatment Centre is an orderly series of large tents in the middle of Mingkaman Camp, which is currently home to about 50,000 people. Many families in the camps fled from the nearby town of Bor when fighting broke out in 2013. Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit is there to give healthcare – and hope – to the thousands of people living in the camps surrounding the centre. The Emergency Health Unit includes teams of specialist staff with the specific expertise and capabilities to deal with a whole range of emergencies. 

Save the Children’s efforts

Save the Children supports children in South Sudan with healthcare, nutrition, water and sanitation. They also have education and child protection programs to give them a sense of normalcy and let them be children as the fighting around them continues.

How you can help

You can help save children in South Sudan by joining with Save the Children and donating to their Current Emergencies appeal.

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/current-emergencies

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

 

 

Join with World Animal Protection to help provide emergency nutrition packs to animals in Mongolia

 

What’s happening?

Right now, animals in Mongolia are starving and freezing to death. These are the deadly consequences of Mongolia’s ‘dzud’; a natural disaster that occurs when a harsh winter follows an extreme summer drought. Temperatures reach as low as -40c at night, and the grass they need to eat can’t grow properly during these severe conditions. Animal owners are still recovering from the devastating 2016 dzud, making it harder to feed and keep their animals warm as they are now hit with yet another.

World Animal Protection’s efforts

World Animal Protection are providing emergency nutrition relief packs to 1,740 households in six provinces. Each pack helps sheep, goats, cattle and horses, and includes 10 kg of milk powder, 1 litre of fish oil, 3 kg of vitamin supplement and 8 kg of mineral blocks. They will be  distributing these vital nutrition packs in parallel with the Mongolian Red Cross with the financial support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)—the world’s largest humanitarian organisation — and USAID.

How you can help

You can help support this project to give aid to millions of affected animals in disaster zones like Mongolia. Help protect as many animals as we can and give local communities their best chance of a quick recovery.

https://www.worldanimalprotection.org/news/were-providing-nearly-350000-cold-starving-mongolian-animals-emergency-aid

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

 

Join with Unicef to help get vaccines to children in need

 

What’s happening?

UNICEF believes no child should die of a preventable disease. That’s why they provide vaccines for 45% of the world’s children. Together with their partners, they support vaccination programmes in over 95 countries. It’s a huge job that’s only possible through the sheer determination of thousands of volunteers and health professionals.

Many hospitals and clinics in Yemen have been bombed or abandoned through war, creating the perfect environment to spread disease. It’s estimated one child dies every ten minutes from a preventable disease.

Unicef’s efforts

UNICEF and their partners have responded with nationwide door-to-door campaigns that will vaccinate up to 5 million children against polio. Mobile health teams are reaching children wherever they are, including in places where other health services have been cut off by the fighting.

Even when there’s not an emergency, networks of UNICEF-sponsored health workers help vaccinate children who aren’t being reached. Where poverty, disadvantage and distance break down access to health services, these volunteers and staff bridge the gap. Equipping locals to vaccinate children is a sustainable, long-term strategy that benefits and empowers communities.

How you can help

Nearly a third of the 27 million babies born in India every year are not fully vaccinated during their critical first year of life. This leaves them vulnerable to disease and leaves health workers trying to catch up. You can support Unicef’s life-saving work with a UNICEF Mother’s Day Vaccine Pack.

https://www.unicef.org.au/give-a-gift/choose/mother-s-day/mother-s-day-vaccine-pack

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

 

 

Join with Save the Children to help save children in the Syrian Crisis

 

What’s happening?

The situation for Syria’s children is critical. Amena* and her family were recently saved from the Mediterranean Sea, but Amena needed urgent medical care. (*name changed to protect identity) They’ve since found asylum in the Netherlands. Save the Children’s video follows Mutasem, the cultural mediator on board the Search and Rescue boat, as he revisits the family and reflects on his personal connection to the family’s journey.

Watch the video here: https://www.savethechildren.org.au/about-us/media-and-publications/latest-news/years/found-rescued-saved

Save the Children’s efforts

You have seen the horrific scenes from Idlib showing the violence Syrian children have been living through. They are hungry, thirsty and scared. Right now, hundreds of thousands of children and families in Syria are struggling to survive without food, medicine and clean water. Lives will be lost if we do not take urgent action.

Save the Children is on the ground in Syria and throughout the region. They are providing children and their families with life-saving assistance such as emergency care, shelters, protection, healthcare, clean water and warm clothes.

How you can help

Join with Save the Children to help stop Syrian children becoming a lost generation.

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/syrian-refugee-crisis

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

Join with Unicef to stop famine and save lives

 

What’s happening?

Continuous war and drought have left children facing deadly famines in Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan. Famine leaves families facing extreme food shortages, and in these regions one third of children are already acutely malnourished and people are starving to death.

In Nigeria, Boko Haram’s violence is forcing farmers off their lands and crushing the food supply. In Yemen, ruthless attacks on ports are preventing communities from importing food, while two years of war have left the country’s health system on the verge of collapse. In South Sudan, conflict has forced families to flee from their homes, assets and livelihoods, leaving parents unable to buy food for their children. In Somalia, a severe drought has left crops and livestock withering into the dirt.

Unicef’s efforts

Children are already dying from malnutrition, hunger, thirst and disease but we can join with Unicef to stop the worst of this unfolding catastrophe. UNICEF teams are working around the clock to save as many lives as they can as fast as they can. But without more supplies of therapeutic food and medicine, their best efforts will not be enough. They have less than half of the funds they need to get the job done.

How you can help

UNICEF needs you now. Together we can provide life-saving nutrition, water and medical care to save children’s lives.

https://www.unicef.org.au/appeals/stop-famine-save-lives

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/