“Working at the women’s shelter was very eye-opening. I helped manage the emergency phone line and handled calls from women in distress. I also helped with the check-in. A lot of the women come in with their children so we had to orient them to play areas, meals, and other things. Some days you feel kind of sad seeing what we do. But it is also hopeful because we are giving them a safe place to get back on their feet. The staff was super kind to me and trained me well.”
Our last intern traveled to Paris to prevent the sexual trafficking of underaged girls.
Another traveled to Rio de Janeiro to educate young women. Based on the edge of a favela, the project targeted girls who were dropping out of school. Instituting a tutoring program, our student helped stem the cycle of poverty.
Women’s advocacy includes women’s shelters, Mothers against Drunk Drivers, political advocacy groups, women’s health centers, educational outreach to low income women, voting rights advocacy groups, advocacy for fair and equal pay, among others.
Our programs support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and define discrimination against women in the following terms:
Any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.