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Institutional Member: The Global Health Awareness Research Foundation (GHARF)

GHARF Meme

The Global Health Awareness Research Foundation (GHARF), established in 1996, is a non-governmental humanitarian organization based in Enugu State, Nigeria. GHARF works at local and national levels to inform women and adolescents on economic and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues. To achieve this objective, the organization provides education, research, documentation and offers various services and income generating activities such as sewing, hairdressing, cosmetology and bead stringing. Some of the thematic areas GHARF works on include SRH and HIV and AIDS with emphasis on prevention, as well as support to vulnerable children and persons living with HIV and AIDS. To find out more about GHARF, please visit their website and Facebook page.

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Institutional Member: Save the Human & Environment (SHE)

SHE Meme

Save the Human & Environment (SHE) is a non-governmental organization based in Pakistan working to protect marginalized populations, victims of internal conflict, those affected by disasters, armed conflict and other situations of violence. SHE’s thematic areas of work include women and child protection, social and livelihood development, and safe and sound environment. More specifically, the organization works to improve low-cost sanitation conditions, raise awareness and encourage healthy hygienic practices, provide quality education for disadvantaged communities, pursue advocacy and research on various social, political and economic issues,  promote women’s well-being and gender as a cross-cutting issue in all its work. Furthermore, SHE supports communities with relief and rehabilitation services in times of natural disasters and has recently implemented ways to distribute perishable and non-perishable items in flood affected areas. To find out more about SHE, please visit their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

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Institutional Member: Good Shepherd Centre for Teenage Mothers

Good Shepherd Centre Meme

The Good Shepherd Centre for Teenage Mothers is a non-governmental organization based in Lesotho that provides teenage mothers in need of help with a safe, supportive place to live while they learn how to look after themselves and their children. Although the program is residential, single mothers are welcome to participate in a day program as well.

The organization focuses on offering a holistic educational approach in parenting, vocational and life skills training, enabling women to generate income and become self-reliant. Some of the life skills taught include accessing and enrolling in distance high-school education, establishing family links, and following up and engaging in community reintegration. The vocational activities offered by the Centre include sewing, knitting, decoration and catering, gardening, and animal husbandry. Another important aspect of the organization is to enhance a nurturing environment favoring children’s comprehensive and psychosocial well-being.  The Centre co-operates with organizations such as the Sesotho Media, Child and Gender Protection Unit, and the Lesotho Association of Non-Formal Education among others. To find out more about the Good Shepherd Centre for Teenage Mothers, please write to membership@awid.org

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Institutional Member: Tewa

Tewa Meme

Tewa, the only Women’s Fund in Nepal, supports women in advancing self-reliant development. The organization works in local community philanthropy and through its volunteer programme has so far engaged, trained and mobilized over 600 (mostly female) local fundraising volunteers. Tewa is committed to working with organized groups of women across Nepal in order to strengthen their voices and visibility, and advance peace building. To date, the organization has awarded 475 grants to some 380 grantee organizations in 65 out of 75 districts in Nepal and has established the Tewa Centre in order to conduct residential workshops, retreats and meetings. The organization also has a children programme which provides a weekly platform for children to learn about modern philanthropy and engage with the local community. Tewa’s vision is “a country without discrimination and injustice, in which all women enjoy their rights, freedom and peace”. To find out more about Tewa, please visit their website, Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @TewaNepal.

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Institutional Member: Foundation SOIF

Fondation SOIF Meme

The Fondation Soutien aux Orphelins et appui aux Initiatives Féminines (SOIF - Support to Orphans and Women's Initiatives) is a nonprofit organization that's been working in Togo since 2003 in rural and semi-urban areas in four of the five administrative regions of the country. SOIF's mission is to improve the living conditions of orphans, destitute children, and struggling women in Togo. The organization seeks to contribute to the development of children and to the reduction of economic and social disparities preventing the integration of disadvantaged people. SOIF's actions are designed to empower women, strengthen their capacity to manage their income-generating activities, raising awareness and providing training on topics such as violence, inheritance and claim mechanisms, education and early marriage of young girls. To learn more about SOIF, please visit their website, Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @FondationSoif.

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