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For Mother's Day

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For Mother's Day, can you help Mother's around the world   :)


Empower women around the world this Mother's Day   :)



Dear Friends,


Empowering women is one of the most effective ways to end global poverty.

This Mother’s Day, I hope you will join us in empowering women and fighting poverty around the world by urging the U.S. Senate to ratify the International Treaty for the Rights of Women.

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before Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 10th. Our goal is to gather 10,000 petition signatures by Mother's Day.

The Treaty (also known as the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women or “CEDAW” for short) is the most complete international agreement on basic rights for women.

Yet the U.S. is one of only eight countries (including Sudan, Iran and Somalia) who have not yet ratified this important treaty.

Please join us in urging the Senate to take this simple but significant step to help empower women around the world economically, socially, legally and politically without further delay.

Click here to add your name by Mother's Day, May 10th, and help us reach our 10,000-signature goal   :)

Although microfinance is a crucial tool for fighting poverty, it is far more effective in an environment where women’s basic rights are protected and respected.

It is a known fact that families, communities and entire societies benefit when women are empowered. Microfinance efforts have shown again and again that financially empowered women invest in the nutritional, health and educational needs of their children, helping to permanently lift their families and communities out of poverty.

Please join us in honoring hard-working mothers everywhere by adding your name to our petition by this Sunday, May 10th.

Then, please help us spread the word about this great way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Just forward this message on to your friends and family and ask them to join you in taking action before Sunday.

Thank you so much for your help.


Elisabeth Rhyne

Managing Director, Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International

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