September 21, 2020

Raise funds for Women’s Empowerment in India

Women in Odisha posing this year’s International Women’s Day theme #EachforEqual.

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, IRC has launched crowdfunding campaign ‘She Makes Change’ and will run the City-Pier-City Run in The Hague to raise funds for women’s capacity training in one of the poorest Indian states, Odisha.

“Access to water and sanitation improves health, education and employment, reduces gender-based violence, and empowers women. And yet, over 97 million people in India do not have access to clean water, and more than 40% of the population does not have basic access to sanitation or hygiene services.”

Team IRC runs the CPC in 2017.

IRC, the international non-profit water, sanitation and hygiene organisation based in The Hague, is raising €2,500 to facilitate women’s leadership training in its partner district Odisha, India. These trainings strengthen local women with the skills, knowledge and confidence to stand up and be heard, and to demand basic rights for themselves, by themselves.

Investing in women has a positive ripple effect which benefits households, communities and entire nations. Support IRC’s campaign because safe water and sanitation for all is only possible with the full and meaningful participation of women in decision making – and these workshops provide women with the skills, knowledge and confidence to do so.

Support Team IRC’s runners and the Odisha project, and donate because She Makes Change. 100% of donations will go to these workshops.

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To donate or find out more, please visit: bit.ly/shemakeschangecampaign

Follow IRC’s campaign updates on Facebook and Twitter @IRCWASH 

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