Sites whose main purpose is women and helping them be stronger, self sufficient and empowered.
Doctors Without Borders
One of the things the owner of BellaOnline, Lisa Shea, strongly believes in is the promotion of charitable organizations. You have probably already noticed a number of ads appear throughout the BellaOnline site and forum to honour various charities.
Modern-day slavery. Human Trafficking is the third largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world with 800 000 being sold into slavery yearly, just in the US.
International Size Acceptance Association [offsite link]
Promotes size acceptance SIZE ACCEPTANCE and fights size discrimination worldwide through advocacy and action. They have a yearly membership, podcasts, newsletter and smaller branches globally.
Love Your Body Project
The purpose of these wristbands is to enrich the lives of women of all sizes with a powerful affirmation: Love Your Body. $1 from each wristband sold will be donated to various organizations that support and encourage
No Extreme Measures [offsite link]
A campaign led by college age women that challenges the measures women go through to improve their body image.
See Jane [offsite link]
This organization┤s purpose is to balance the presence of males and females on television and at the movies.
Sharing an Orgasm Globally
Global Orgasm! Do I have your attention? Nothing like the "O" word to perk up someone┤s attention. Imagine if our orgasms could have an effect on the energy of the earth. Imagine millions of people having orgasms with the same intent (besides
The Beautiful Women Project
The "Beautiful Women Project" is designed by the artist to raise awareness of the link between self-worth and self-identity, and society┤s attitude toward physical appearance. Our bodies tell our life story.
The Global Fund for Women [offsite link]
Internation network of men and woman working to advance women┤s human rights by making grants to women┤s groups that work to gain freedom from poverty, violence and discrimination. The site has an section for online publications and links to over 200 resources.
The Ladybug Foundation [offsite link]
A charitable foundation helping the homeless, one scarf at a time. Purchase a red scarf for the homeless.
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
NAAFA is a non-profit "human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of fat people." Their goal is to "eliminate discrimination based on body size
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation [offsite link]
Learn how to perform a breast self exam with Komen´┐Żs online instruction video.
It is not o.k. to bully someone about their weight and then try to cushion it with "I am telling you this because I care" or the multitude of other passive-aggressive comments that come from friends, family, and my personal favorite strangers who are driven by stereotypes of being fat and decades of
Women for Women International [offsite link]
Founded in 1993 to help women overcome the horrors of war and civil strife in ways that can help them rebuild their lives, families, and communities. Women for Women International works in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria and Rwanda. Visit their site to learn about their programs and how you can help or even just to educate yourself on what is happening to women in other countries.
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