Friday, January 9, 2015

Nominees Poseideon 2015

For Poseideon, we have two great causes to choose from, submitted by our members. They are Terre des Hommes and Save the Children.

Terre des Hommes
The Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organisations working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination.

Approximately 120,000 girls and young women currently work in appalling conditions in Indian textile factories. The clothes they produce ends up in our stores. Why do we still buy these goods? For many years, Terre des Hommes whas worked closely with the "Tirupur People's Forum" (TPF), a network of organizations created in 2006 in response to the serious shortcomings in the local textile industry. The TPF brings the violations and extreme abuse to the public and organizes campaigns against the exploitation of girls. TPF demands that labor laws and children's rights are respected.

The girls who are exposed to slave labor in factories need protection. Terre des hommes is committed to helping these girls. It costs 60 euros to send a former textile worker to school. Any donation could help change a life.

Save The Children
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is currently on the ground providing critical help and health relief, working with health ministries in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to help fight the Ebola outbreak. This cause builds Ebola health centers, cares for orphans, trains health workers and provides protective kits and essential medical equipment. Your generous donation could help ensure that they reach vulnerable children.

The deadline for voting is Wednesday 14 January. Donation deadline: Wednesday 21 January. Thank you in advance!

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