by Marie Birchall, One World Action
Did you know that 70 per cent of the world’s poorest people are women? And that despite doing more than two thirds of the world’s work, women only receive ten per cent of the world’s income and own less than one per cent of the world’s property? Here at One World Action, we believe that the majority of women lack one of the most important tools in transforming their own lives for the better– power.
The More Women More Power campaign has therefore been calling UK citizens to action. Like-minded individuals have been coming together to join our network of Women’s Rights Champions – headed by our President Glenys Kinnock – using their voices here to amplify the voices of the women around the world who are fighting to be heard.
Now, we are inviting one of these lucky campaigners to become the ultimate Women’s Rights Champion, joining us on a visit to Bangladesh to see this work on a fully funded trip at the end of the year.
We are looking to give one ordinary supporter the opportunity to visit some of the organisations we support in the city of Dhaka, to see first hand the work being done to secure women’s rights and to meet some of the inspirational women we work with. In return, we’ll be asking you to share your experiences with fellow campaigners back here in the UK.
Given the commitment of LCID members to justice and women’s rights, we’d welcome your involvement in our campaign and nominations to join us on our overseas visit in December.