Hope in Life Foundation is a Council of Organization (COO) of United Nations Association, USA, Orange County Chapter http://www.una-oc.org/. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation and its local chapter nominated Hope in Life Foundation to lead the Cities for CEDAW Task Force. CEDAW is the Convention for Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1980. Unfortunately, the United States, one of the most industrialized nations in the world is yet to embrace it along with Iran, Sudan, South Sudan, Tonga and some others. Thirty four years later, in March 2014, Cities for CEDAW Program was launched to implement a CEDAW ordinance in 100 or more cities at the municipal level. In cities where CEDAW ordinance has been passed, it has lowered crimes against children and women. Chances are it may reduce human trafficking and domestic abuse. It also has the potential to decrease income disparity between men and women and increase disposable income for households. Join Orange County, CA residents to bring CEDAW to your City. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information. Learn more at http://citiesforcedaw.org/
Hope in Life Foundation is a Cooperation Circle (CC) of United Religions Initiative http://www.uri.org/, a global grassroots interfaith network. As a URI CC, the organization works both locally and globally to cultivate peace and justice by engaging communities to bridge religious and cultural differences and work harmoniously. To learn more, please visit our YouTube Channel.
Hope in Life Foundation works in the following ways to establish stronger communities with social and economic equality:
(a) Proactively the organization educates women and children about developing and maintaining loving, caring and supportive families. Children actively engage in their communities to create awareness about social and economic issues which include fashion shows, interviews and fund-raising events.
(b) By adopting a reactive approach, the organization connects those who reach out to it to local resources who support and guide them through the crisis.
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