Friday, March 8, 2013

International Women's Day 2013!

Maggy with the children of Maison Shalom

Today is International Women’s Day! At Friends of Humanity, we are committed to helping women around the world to attain the highest level of rights and freedom.  In doing so, we are inspired by the work of our partner, Maggy Barankitse, founder of Maison Shalom, recipient of countless humanitarian awards for her work with children and young women in Burundi, and honoree of last year’s International Women’s Day.  Through Maison Shalom, Maggy has provided shelter, food, and resources for thousands of orphaned children, as well as support for sexually-abused young women through Maison Shalom’s Rema Hospital.

Learn more about Maggy’s work at Maison Shalom here.
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Of her tireless work, Maggy says: “I am simply a mother, who fights on a daily basis for dignity. Even if I may not have anything to give my children, I have love. And love is extraordinarily resourceful.” On this day, we celebrate and honor the love and light of women around the world!

Learn more about International Women’s Day here.

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