Friday, May 24, 2013
On March 7th of this year, we celebrated the fruit of our labor -- President Obama signed TVPRA bill into law! Ever since WoV NYC began as a chapter in the fall of 2010, passage of TVPRA has been our main advocacy topic. What an amazing feeling of accomplishment, knowing that we all took part in a nationwide movement alongside other non-profits and advocacy groups to be a voice for the voiceless! You can see the timeline of WoV's efforts in the link here: http://womenofvision.org/success/.
Although it is wonderful, our advocacy work isn't done with the passage of TVPRA. There are others who also need us to come alongside them and lend a hand and a voice. This time, our focus is specifically for the children. . . . 6.9 million children, who are dying each year before they reach their 5th birthday. They are dying from causes such as preventable diseases and lack of nutrition. It is part of UN Millennium Goal to reduce child mortality under 5 years old by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. Our nation, and therefore our leaders (President Obama in particular), need to show the leadership and committment. By providing resources to help accomplish this goal, our country can lead by example for other nations to follow. Reducing child mortality is not an easy task and will need the support and participation of all nations. We can add our voice by urging action by signing a letter to President Obama. We need to remind him of his "committment" to "eradicating extreme poverty, in part by saving the world's children from preventable deaths." Sign and send the letter to President. Let's all partake in this massive, yet achievable goal.
Let's work together so that all children around the world can celebrate their 5th birthday!
Link on our success w/ TVPRA
Link for more info
Link to take action