AWAVA – A Sisterhood Global Partner from Australia
AWAVA stands for Australian Women Against Violence Alliance. Their focus is to address all forms of violence against women, and ensure that all women and children are able to live free from all forms of violence and abuse.
As we celebrate Earth Day, we are recognizing its purpose of uniting people of different cultures from around the world with one single goal, to care for the earth. It is a day designated to raise environmental awareness.
We can honor Earth Day by showing our awareness of environmental issues such as plastic pollution.
We know that we are powerful women fighting for respect, women’s rights, equality, equity, holistic health, and social change. We want and deserve to be free from violence, prejudice, and marginalization. These issues are complicated, require organization, dedication, and resources. Real social change often takes time. That is why women organizations need to work together.
A Sisterhood Agenda global partner is an agency that does amazing work for women and girls around the world. We are proud to support our global partners who are also promoting Sisterhood Agenda’s mission of sisterhood, women’s support and empowerment. Some of them are new upstarts, like Karasi.
Founded by Academy Award-winning actress and advocate Geena Davis, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media promotes education and research to raise awareness about gender issues in media, particularly television and film.
Their educational component includes curricula to teach students how to be savvy media consumers. The institute does extensive research to capture and compile data on women and girls in media.
Ladies can be mechanics, too! Sisterhood Agenda global partner, Lady Mechanic Initiative (LMI), was founded in Nigeria to teach women mechanic skills to improve their employment options and standards of living.
“LMI envisions a world where an empowered emancipated cultured and nurtured womanhood engages the vulnerable and less privilege of society in an unending embrace of warmth,
As sisters, we can combine healing women and social entrepreneurship in India and in other places, too. The business of Sudara began when founder Shannon Keith took a trip to India. When she saw women and girls being sexually and economically exploited, she decided to do something about it.
Shannon’s business model takes women off of the streets and out of brothels to gainful employment,