Buckets of Dignity
Women around the world would agree that getting their period is anything but easy. But for women and girls living in refugee camps, it has an unparalleled set of challenges.
We held a night of craft and conversation. Australians, of all ages, made pads from old clothing in act of solidarity with the women and girls that lack access to basic hygiene – such as pads, clean underwear, or decent washing facilities.
As a small way to acknowledge and support these women and girls, Act for Peace are proud to be launching ‘Buckets of Dignity’.
For just $30, you can provide a woman or girl living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh with a dignity kit - a bucket containing underwear, sanitary pads, clothing, a torchlight and soap.
Join us in sharing dignity.
Give someone a bucket at dignity.actforpeace.org.au.
About Act for Peace
Today, there are more refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people worldwide than at any time since World War II. That’s more than 68.5 million people forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and disaster.
It’s a terrible injustice. And one that we can, and must, overcome.
We believe that when people all over the world work together, big changes really are possible. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to act in partnership with other passionate people, like you, across the globe to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster. We don’t think there’s any task more important. Since 1949 our supporters have provided food, shelter, education, healthcare and training to help the world’s most vulnerable prepare for, cope with and recover from crisis.
Together we’re tackling the root causes of injustice, and are building a brighter future for everyone. We hope that you’ll join us in this vital mission.
Our Vision: A peaceful world where all people share a safe, just and dignified life.
Our Purpose: We empower passionate people to work together to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster.
How we work:
We respond fast to emergencies around the world – local or global, large or small – to reach people with life-saving assistance when they are at their most vulnerable. We also work with local people on how to identify risks and prepare for the next disaster, which saves lives when an emergency hits.
We’re committed to amplifying the voices of the most vulnerable, empowering them to claim their own rights and hold their own governments to account. We also mobilise passionate Australians, like you, to demand change. When we come together to speak with one voice, it sends a clear message that people in power can’t ignore.
Lasting change takes time. We’re committed to long-term development projects that help communities to tackle their own problems – whether that’s through livelihoods and vocational training, health and hygiene programs or psychosocial and educational support.
Working with Partners
We believe local people are best placed to respond to and solve problems in their own communities. By partnering with local organisations, we aim to build on and strengthen local knowledge, people and resources, to help find solutions to complex problems and create solutions that work.
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