When I say “women’s issues,” this may send a chill down your spine with thoughts of political flame wars or heated women’s choice rhetoric. Maybe it fires you up, gets you talking about the issues and topics, both political and moral, that matter to you. Maybe it just makes you want to watch Juno (*raises hand). Wherever you stand on women’s issues, one thing is certain: the debate and controversy around our issues isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
I’m not sure if you’re aware, but us ladies here at BBB love us some ladies. We care about lady issues and the organizations and people that make a true impact on the lives of women across the country and around the world. We wanted to highlight and share with you all a few groups that are impacting women in a true and lasting way. What organizations are you passionate about?
1. The SOLD Project There are some organizations here on this earth that benefit the greater good of humanity. This is one of those organizations. The SOLD Project was founded by Rachel Sparks. When she learned about the prevalence of child prostitution in Thailand, she felt moved to do something, so she took her knack and knowledge of the film industry, got a crew together, and went Thailand where she and her team interviewed many prostitutes. Her team found a trend in their stories: “poverty, a lack of education, and a lack of options.” The SOLD Project works to equip kids with the gift of education and scholarships to prevent them from child prostitution.
To get involved, visit their website: thesoldproject.com
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2. Assure Pregnancy Clinic This women’s clinic helps women and their families thrive by providing complimentary life-affirming pregnancy services, education, support and resources. They are the only fully licensed Medical Clinic in their area, so they are able to offer pregnancy testing and verification, ultrasounds, STD testing, options counseling, and an RN or MD to talk to.
To get involved with Assure, check out their website.
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3. Laura’s House Laura’s House provides domestic violence-related services to Orange County, California and beyond. Laura’s House has provided shelter and support services to more than 3,488 battered women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 40,305 persons. The name of this organization was inspired by a true story of a woman from Orange County who was a victim of domestic violence. Her life ended tragically when she was only 38 years old. Laura’s House operates on the philosophy that domestic violence is cyclical in nature and must be addressed through a range of interventions. They seek to provide supportive service programs that will prepare their clients and their children to live independent and violence free lives.
To find out more, check out their website.