March 17th 2012
Healing Women & Women Healing the Earth
The two most recent non-profits added to our Good Cause Directory have awesome commonalities: healing and women.
The Women’s Community Clinic’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in the Bay Area. Through their innovative volunteer model, they are able to provide $5 worth of health care services for every $1 donated to the Clinic.
Party Corps had the great pleasure to feature the Women’s Community Clinic at one of our early events a few years back. We had some logistical challenges with that event – it wasn’t one of our best -- but Executive Director Carlina Hansen, and Development Director Tara Medve were gracious and supportive, offering feedback and helping us learn from that experience. They are great role models!
The Women’s Community Clinic has a big benefit event coming up on May 10 – HYSTERIA -- featuring a live comedy performance.
While the Women’s Community Clinic is bringing vital health care services to women and girls, the Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) is empowering women to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet. By providing trainings, resources, and advocacy support, WEA empowers women toaddress issues of access to water, food, and land, and to grapple with the impacts of climate change.
Women’s Earth Alliance is one of the few organizations working at the intersections of women’s rights and the environment. The help women secure their rights and safety and remove barriers to full participation in society by supporting them in addressing the environmental issues impacting their lives. By bringing women’s leadership to these critical environmental issues, WEA brings vital voices, perspectives and participation to addressing the greatest and most basic challenges of our time. This is some powerful work!
International Women’s Day, which happened earlier this month, on March 8th, is a global celebration of the long struggle for equal rights, and amazing contributions made by women, such as the those who run the Women’s Community Clinic and the Women’s Earth Alliance. By ensuring that women are healthy and empowered, these groups are healing and improving our local communities, and the world beyond.
Video: The Journey of Women’s Rights: 1911-2011 by UNWomen