Tuesday, September 7, 2010

PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF UPDATE - Your Help Is Needed More Than Ever





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PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF UPDATE - Your Help Is Needed More Than Ever
Since we launched the V-Day Pakistan Rescue Fund, you, our incredible activists, have come together to raise over $25,000 for urgent relief for women and their families on the ground via the AMAL Human Development Network. Your support of and tireless dedication to women and girls everywhere is an inspiration to us.
As we have seen from the reports coming from the ground, the need continues to grow and the work is far from over. The flooding in Pakistan has already had devastating impact: famine, extreme poverty, lack of clean water and medical supplies, and homelessness that is affecting millions. With little security, the level of sexual violence will continue to rise. Over 20 million people are in extreme danger, more than the combined total of those affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Women and their families are suffering.
For over 10 years, V-Day has worked closely with AMAL to help end violence against women and girls in Pakistan. Longtime V-Day activist Nighat Rivzi first staged "The Vagina Monologues" in Islamabad in 2002 and has worked closely with our activists worldwide ever since. Now more then ever her incredible organization needs your help.
Your donation will help AMAL reach those women and their families in greatest need of supplies, including essential food items, clean water, hygiene materials, clothing, sleeping bags and necessities for babies such as reusable diapers and baby suits.
As we reported earlier, AMAL is using all donations to bring these supplies to over 500 families in extremely vulnerable priority areas such as Muzaffargarh, DG Khan, Mianwali, Kot Addu, Nowshehra, Swat and Charsada. Most recently AMAL has identified villages in Southern Sindh and Southern Punjab in desperate need.
As the more areas are affected, more money is needed. We must not forget about our sisters in Pakistan. Please give what you can, every cent helps us reach our goals to protect and empower the women and girls of Pakistan.
YOU'RE INVITED! Join Rosario Dawson & Bottega Veneta for 'Fashion's Night Out' Benefiting V-Day
V-Board Member Rosario Dawson is teaming up withBottega Veneta for a special cocktail party to raise money for V-Day, the worldwide activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and to celebrate the second annual Fashion's Night Out in New York City.
Fashion's Night Out, a worldwide initiative to celebrate fashion and support local economies will take place from 6pm - 11pm on September 10th, 2010. Bottega Veneta will be donating 10% of sales from this evening to V-Day.
WHO: Rosario Dawson & Bottega Veneta
WHEN: Friday, September 10, 2010 6:00pm - 11pm
WHERE: Bottega Veneta, 699 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 646-292-5885
LISTEN: Amy Goodman's Column and Podcast, "Eve Ensler: Bald, Brave and Beautiful"
Democracy NOW! host Amy Goodman's latest Syndicated Column and Podcast, "Eve Ensler: Bald, Brave and Beautiful" is now available online!




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