Join with Amnesty International to protect the rights of all women and girls

 

What’s happening?

Women and girls’ right to make their own decisions about sex, relationships and pregnancy is under threat right now:

Teodora, a young mother in El Salvador, is serving a 30-year prison sentence for “aggravated homicide” after suffering a stillbirth.

Like most girls in Tanzania, Rahema never had the chance to learn about sex education. When she got pregnant at age 16, she was considered a “bad influence” and forced to quit school.

In Nepal, Nirmala was married at age 13 to a man who beat her. At 14, she had her first child.

Teodora, Rahema and Nirmala are among the millions of girls and women whose sexual and reproductive rights are violated every day.

World leaders came together at the UN in 2015 and promised to provide universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. This was part of an ambitious set of 17 global targets, called the Sustainable Development Goals, to end poverty, fight inequality, and address climate change by 2030. To make these goals a reality, governments must be held responsible for their commitments through strong accountability measures at the global and national levels.

Amnesty International’s efforts

Join with Amnesty International in calling on all UN Member states to match their bold promises in the Sustainable Development Goals with robust plans for monitoring and reviewing progress—in order to protect the human rights of all, especially women and girls. Demand that governments protect the human rights of women and girls everywhere.

Supporting Amnesty International

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, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

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/

How you can help

Take action today:

“To succeed in lifting billions out of poverty, I believe all governments—from the wealthiest to the poorest—must be held responsible to their people and the global community for their commitments under the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They must match their bold promises to “leave no one behind” with real progress …”

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/governments-protect-women-girls-sustainable-development-goals/

 

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