Today is the International Day of the Girl. So, let’s talk about the importance of education of girls. We can celebrate that more girls are getting access to school but the truth is, many miss out or even drop out, simply because of periods.
Together with internationally acclaimed artist Aïda Muluneh, WaterAid and the H&M Foundation put the spotlight on women and the impact dirty water has on women’s lives and futures. The thought-provoking photo exhibition was showcased at Somerset House, London during the fall 2019.
47-year-old Marian is from Bombali in Northern Sierra Leone has faced many challenges in her life including the 11-year civil war in which her mother was killed, extreme poverty and, more recently, the Ebola virus epidemic. She has succeeded against the odds and now runs one of the most successful retailing businesses in her region.
Nylon is popular in the fashion industry, not only for hosiery which may what first comes to mind, but also for blouses, dresses, tights, underwear, raincoats, swimwear and more. However, the making of nylon is all but sustainable. Until now.
With the help of online and offline channels and the power of community-based peer to peer network, REFUNITE managed to re-connect John with his mother.
With 1 million euro up for grabs, the world’s largest challenge to make fashion circular opens today, August 28.
Monsoon rains throughout Bangladesh has caused extreme flooding and landslides with water levels exceeding those expected during the annual monsoon season. In response to this the H&M Foundation donates 100,000 USD to the Red Cross.
“I thought clean water and a hygienic toilet was meant for rich people. But, when the new toilet opened I felt very privileged.”
A program to reduce children’s health barriers so that they can focus on learning in Harlem, New York, has been a great success. The attendance at the school has reached record numbers, and the initiative can be replicated by other schools.
Diomedes has gained hope, self-confidence, friends and a new environment that respects diversity and promotes equality for girls and boys.