Women’s Marches and New Year’s Resolutions:
Make 2018 Mean More
As we march into a new year, we are also marching into action to protect women’s rights.
Make your New Year’s Resolution mean more. This month, join the “Take a Name, Leave a Name” petition to stand for women’s rights, and be a champion for women who aren’t being heard.
How it works…
Take a name: Below, pick a woman to champion.
Leave a name: Sign the petition and we’ll email you updates about the women you are helping.
March Into Action: Closer to the women’s march on January 21, CAI will tell you how you can increase your impact and amplify your voice and hers. You can even march in her honor. One voice is easy to ignore. Thousands of voices will be heard by officials in positions of power around the world. Become a champion. Sign the petition. We’ll do the rest!
Change 2018 for Her
Hamida has eight children, most of whom are suffering from mental or physical disorders. She struggled to pay for their medicine and couldn’t read their prescriptions. This was her motivation to learn to read.
She joined a CAI-supported literacy class in 2016 to help her children and escape the horrible situation she is in.
Hamida has 295 champions.
Aisha is fighting against all odds to go to school. She is growing up in eastern Afghanistan, in a province widely known to be a hotbed of ISIS and terrorist activity. At 18 years old, she is worried that she will be ripped out of school and forced to marry. In her opinion, learning about her rights and being able to defend herself with her knowledge is the only way she’ll have any say in her life.
Aisha has 130 champions.
Nur Jahan’s Story
Nur Jahan was depressed and felt trapped in everyday life. At 55 years old she thought isolation and illiteracy were all that was left to her. She took care of her 10 children, but spiraled further and further into unhappiness. When she heard that there was a free literacy program for older women she took a chance and signed up, grasping at any chance to pull herself out of the darkness and into the world.
Nur Jahan has 107 champions.
I want to be Nur Jahan’s Champion!
“I am 66 years old and right after retiring, learned that I have breast cancer. I am currently in treatment and my prognosis is good, but it’s left me feeling depressed and unable, for now, to do the things that I wanted to do. But I don’t want to just be depressed! I really think that women of the world helping each other is healing for our souls, and I really want to be involved in that. It will help me heal and it will help other women heal and become strong and vibrant.” – Naomi
I want to be Aisha’s Champion!
“No matter what age men and women should be regarded equally and have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and goals. The basic ability to read and write opens the doors to a greater world.” – Michael
I want to be Hamida’s Champion!
“I have grown up privileged in the US being a white, middle class female with easy access to great education. I have a Master’s degree and work a steady job as a state employee. I am trying to learn from others who have not had those “built in” privileges. I want to make a difference in the world and to raise my daughter to be more aware of the world than I was at her age.” – Birgit
As you read this there are:
Women make up 80% of all refugees and displaced people.
Each minute, 28 girls are married before they are ready.
$2.00 is what 1.65 billion women and girls around the world live on every day.