Did you know that International Women’s Day has been celebrated across the globe since the early 1900’s? Every year on March 8th the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women are celebrated and honored. This year’s theme is:
Will you be bold with us? Our mission at Women’s Peace Collection is to empower women all over the world by supporting their creative enterprises through fair trade practices. To us, every day is International Women’s Day, but we love to celebrate on March 8th with individuals and organizations who share our dreams for a world based on equality and inclusiveness for all genders.
Each year Women’s Peace Collection chooses an organization to support on International Women’s Day that we feel is bold in its efforts to help women achieve their goals and dreams. Last year we donated a percentage of sales to Dining for Women, one of our favorite non-profits. This year we are donating to International Sanctuary, another stellar organization that rescues women from human trafficking. Their mission is “to empower people escaping trafficking to embrace their true identity and worth.” Isanctuary provides the following services to the women they work with: counseling, job training, employment, micro-loans, education, scholarships and medical and dental care.
Much of The jewelry in our Freedom Collection is made by the women that Iscantuary is working with. Their pieces are simple, elegant and contemporary and are some of our best selling items. After being rescued, the women are taught jewelry-making techniques, which provides them with a lifelong skill and thus helps prevent them from future sex trafficking. Isanctuary is truly saving lives and empowering young women to achieve their dreams of a life of freedom!
We hope you will join us in being bold for change this year, supporting women in whatever way you feel moved to. Thanks for being on this journey with us.