This International Women’s Day 2021, we invite you to gift the women in your life with a Profile[me] shoot. In doing so, you will not only be empowering them to show up, to be found, to be seen, to be discovered and be recognised. You will also be empowering the next generation of young girls to show up at school as we donate a percentage of your gift to organisations on a mission to remove the barriers to education for young girls across the world. #SHOWUP4CHANGE
About the organisations we support
The UN believes 1 in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa miss school during their period – potentially
She for She, based in Uganda, is a hybrid company that is working to support young women stay in school and reach their potential. The company is tackling two core humanitarian issues at once: a lack of access to appropriate health care information and products; and the rate at which young girls in Africa drop out of schooling. Their latest initiative is to create truly affordable sanitary pads combined with health education through an interactive comic-based pamphlet that is designed to enable girls to make informed decisions and measurably increase their productivity and health.
Research has shown that pads and healthcare information win back 75% of learning days, helping girls to stay in school and fulfil their potential. By 2021 the company aims to reach three million girls with pads and supply over ten million comic books across Africa.
CHANGING LIVES WITH MOBILITY
World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. We are committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive.
In developing regions of the world, millions of people walk for miles each day just to survive. On foot, individuals race against the sun to complete everyday tasks. Distance is a barrier to attending school, receiving healthcare, and delivering goods to market.
World Bicycle Relief delivers specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles for people in need. We’ve developed an efficient, innovative, and scalable model to empower students, health workers, and entrepreneurs in rural developing regions with life-changing mobility.
MOBILIZING WOMEN AND GIRLS
Throughout developing regions, women and girls face cultural obstacles that limit their access to quality education, well-paid employment, quality reproductive healthcare, and property rights. Women and girls with bicycles are empowered to unlock their potential and have:
- More time and energy to focus on educational pursuits
- More safety and confidence en route to schools and clinics
- More choice and privacy when accessing healthcare
- Greater earning potential
- Improved standing in the household