16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign: Day Five

Defending Women Defending Rights is an international campaign launched in 2004 for the recognition and protection of women human rights defenders who are activists advocating for the realization of all human rights for all people. The campaign asserts that women fighting for human rights and all activists defending women’s rights face specific violations as a result of their advocacy or their gender. November 29th is a day of recognition for women human rights defenders, and it is a day to commemorate activism, advocacy and courageous acts of resistance. The campaign focuses on defense of rights and the impact of abuses by state and non-state actors (including family and community members), the rise in militarism and fundamentalisms, and the many ways defenders are targeted because of sexuality, including the perception of being lesbian or gay.

For more information, check the women human rights defender campaign website at http://www.defendingwomen-defendingrights.org/ for videos, action alerts, reports, and other materials you can use to celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders Day in your community.

Sadly, due to the political nature of health care in the USA, low-income women have had little access to their right to abortion since Henry Hyde thought he knew better. In order for many women in the USA to access their constitutional right to privacy and obtain a safe abortion, they need money. That's where we come in. 

CAF does not fund the entire amount of the procedure. CAF's average grant is a little over $300. The rest of the amount comes from the woman as well as CAF's negotiation with the provider on lowering the price. CAF does more than simply negotiate, they visit each provider to ensure that they are working with providers who respect the women CAF supports.

It's almost December and almost 2011. It's time for people to do their end of the year giving. 

Please take a moment to click over to my CAF giving page and donate $10 to help a woman in need. All money collected goes directly into CAF's account. I handle NONE of your donations. I am merely here asking you to donate and giving you a venue to donate. 

My goal is $500 within the 16 days of activism against gender violence campaign. 

Thank you for supporting CAF and the women they serve.