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International Women’s Day: Connecting girls; inspiring futures

As nurses, we can all contribute to inspiring the future of girls on International Women’s Day 8 March 2012, and throughout the year. One way ICN is doing just that is through the Girl Child Education Fund (GCEF) which supports the primary and secondary schooling of girls under the age of 18 in developing countries whose nurse parent or parents have died. ICN also promotes women’s health and actively opposes female genital mutilation. 

The Girl Child Education Fund (GCEF), a signature initiative of FNIF, supports the primary and secondary schooling of girls under the age of 18 in developing countries whose nurse parent or parents have died. Your donation to the Girl Child Education Fund will go towards school fees, uniforms, shoes and books. We are currently supporting 188 girls: 30 in Kenya, 33 in Zambia, 37 in Swaziland and 88 in Uganda. All these are the orphaned daughters of nurses who would otherwise not have been able to attend school. Below you will find links to more information on this project and how to support the project and keep these girls in school.

Read more on the GCEF: www.fnif.org/girlfund.htm

The health of women and girls is of crucial importance to the International Council of Nurses. Two of the Millennium Development Goals directly target women: Goal 3 Promote gender equality and empower women and Goal 5 Improve maternal health. Targeting women is also been recognised as an effective way to achieve many of the other goals. Women disproportionately suffer from hunger, disease, environmental degradation and impoverishment

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:33