Tag - Women

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Nutritional care for widowed or abandoned women
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Against unemployment, for women social inclusion
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E-commerce, leader in the presence of women in management positions and reconciliation
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Nicequest and its users continue with their social commitment
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Improving women’s health conditions in Sankuru region
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Women, there is still a lot to do

Nutritional care for widowed or abandoned women

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New project

Nicequest users have finished their last project! Thanks of them, UNHCR will be able to give access to a home for 100 refugee people in Iraq. You can remember the project HERE.

In the next social challenge, they will collaborate with Vicente Ferrer Foundation in order to improve the situation of widowed or abandoned women in rural Andhra Pradesh who suffer from gender-based violence and discrimination, facilitating their inclusion, integration and empowerment.

India is a country where gender violence is deeply present in all stages of women’s lived. Forced marriages, infanticide, deceit, rape, sexual harassment, prostitution, dowry or physical and verbal violence are some of the problems women must have to face, among others.

Thanks to the solidarity of Nicequest users, 27 widowed or abandoned women from Anantapur will receive a nutritional package (rice, wheat, legumes, millet and oil) for a year.

Moreover, they will be provided with support and help to deal with the violence and / or discrimination they suffer, offering them support and counseling and mediating to find suitable solutions.

You can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team.  

 

Against unemployment, for women social inclusion

Today is the International Women Day!

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There are more than 4 million people unemployed in our country; more than a half of them, are women.  

Today is the International Woman Day and, in that sense, PC Componentes, one of our e-commerce with cause with more experience, launches a new social project with the aim of encourage entrepreneurship among women at risk of social exclusion and facilitate their access to the world of work.

They will do it through PROJECT VIVES, an initiative of the NGO Action against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization that fights the causes and effects of hunger and social exclusion.

The challenge is that today and during all this month, the users of PC Componentes add one extra euro to make that 10 women receive professional counselling for job search or for entrepreneurship.

Action against Hunger, through PROJECT VIVES, promotes that the participants improve their personal skills and will help them to find a job or start a new business.

You can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team.  

E-commerce, leader in the presence of women in management positions and reconciliation

The E-commerce sector is to be congratulated, since it the sector that commits most to reconciliation policies, and also, it is the sector which has the biggest feminine presence amongst its workforces and with the most women in positions of management.

The fact that digitalization assumes for these businesses the role of a fundamental tool for the development of business, has supplied that most of its procedures are digitalized, which, therefore, makes it simpler to apply policies which favour reconciliation: flexible working hours, teleworking … These are methods which are already a reality in many ecommerce businesses and it is to be seen in the figures: 74% of businesses admit to offering the possibility of a flexible working timetable to its staff and 44% have the option of teleworking.

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This great possibility of reconciliation coincides with having a higher proportion of women in the workforce, and of course, in positions of leadership and management: 12% of the CEOs in e-commerce are women, which is 7% more than in other companies in other sectors, according to the observatory of professional women ‘Women at’, and 21% of women in the ecommerce sector work as acting directors.

They are figures which not only shed light on a society which calls for a change regarding reconciliation, but it also sheds lights on some business figures. So much so that a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows that businesses that commit to reconciliation achieve better results and that in their teams, those who perform best are women with two or more kids to look after.

Reconciliation could be, in fact, the first step towards a more equal society, one in which women have a presence which is increasingly closer to that which men have, and a society in which management positions of companies don’t just simply fall to male characters. A society, in which men and women are able to receive the same opportunities and one in which they are judged more on their merits than their genders.

It seems like in the world of ecommerce, the first step has been taken and that results are already showing, just as much in incorporating women into the working world as the level of economic results of the businesses.

Congratulations e-commerce!

Worldcoo Team.

 

 

Nicequest and its users continue with their social commitment

In Europe, a disease is considered as rare when it affects 1 in every 2.000 people. Nowadays, there are more than 6.000 rare diseases which affect to 30.000 million European citizen. The 80% of rare diseases have a genetic origin and often these diseases are chronicles and put at risk the life of the person who suffer it (source: EURORDIS).

Primary Immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD) are a group of rare diseases caused by alterations in the immune system of people suffering from them. Patients who suffer PIDD are susceptible to suffer infections and, if these infections are not treated appropriately, they can be fatal or can cause permanent effects that will reduce the quality of life of those suffering from them.

At the Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron- Institut de Recerca (VHIR) Foundation investigate about 200 kinds of rare diseases of 26 different clinical areas. One of the kinds of rare diseases which are investigated by VHIR are the primary immunodeficiency diseases and, in order to improve the techniques of identification and characterization of the mutations of the patients, VHIR has created a Biobank. There is where the researchers collect and preserve blood samples of patients with PIDD.

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At the end of November, Niquest began to collaborate with VHIR to help in the investigation of this kind of rare diseases and achieve the following objectives:

  • Optimize the diagnosis and offer genetic counselling to the closest relatives.
  • Reach a definitive diagnosis offering a new opportunity for treatment, due to the possibility of case revision.
  • Encourage collaborative research together with other research centres, nationally and internationally.

Once again the socially committed users of Nicequest have changed their mollusc shells for donations. Thanks to their solidarity, the investigations and the discoveries will be expanded internationally in order to make possible the diagnosis and the cure of rare diseases.

Nicequest new project

Many indigenous women from communities in north-eastern Cauca in Colombia have huge difficulties in selling their crafts. The reason is that these communities are suffering the consequences of armed conflict and, this situation of vulnerability together with the market ignorance and the lack of organization and planning of the production cause this situation.

In its new project, Nicequest will collaborate with CODESPA Foundation to help strengthen the socio-organizational and business processes of 5 associations of indigenous and peasant women of 5 municipalities in north-eastern Cauca.

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To obtain the aim of Nicequest and CODESPA, different activities focused in guarantee the trading process of artisan products made by benefited women will be carried out:

  • Designing a business plan and annual operating plans
  • Identifying new markets and participation in national fairs
  • Creating an advertising campaign, a communication strategy and a network corporate image
  • Implementing a purchase fund for developing their productive activities

With the help of Nicequest users, 74 indigenous artisan women from five different ethnic groups (guambianos, pots, ambalueños, kiswueñas and mestizo), will see strengthened their socio-organizational and business processes to commercialize their products.

The Worldcoo team.

Improving women’s health conditions in Sankuru region

Women’s health has become in the latest years one of the top issues on world development’s agenda, as it is a factor of gender inequality and worldwide disparities in access to healthcare. Cervical cancer is one of the most common feminine diseases. With its 270.000 deaths every year, of which more than 85% are count up in developing countries, cervical cancer is a clear exemplification of women’s health nowadays challenges. According to World Health Organization: “the high mortality rate from cervical cancer globally (52%) could be reduced by effective screening and treatment programs”.
This is why at Worldcoo we are committed with Pobles Germans and supported by Col·legi de Metges de Barcelona to promote cervical cancer awareness and health coverage in Sankuru region (Democratic Republic of Congo).
And thanks to MeQuedoUno and its generous customers who have allowed us to raise 1300€ in less than a month for cervical cancer in Sankuru it is becoming a reality. Keep going so we can help improve women’s health conditions in this region and make a difference!

Women, there is still a lot to do

Today is the International Women’s Day. It’s marked on 8th of March every year, and it was originally called International Working Women’s Day.

The first Women’s Day was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States, following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. In 2010 an International Women’s conference was organized in Copenhagen inspired by the American Socialists. Different socialists, commanded by Luise Zietz, proposed the establishment of an annual ‘International Woman’s Day’ (in singular). Delegates (100 women from 17 countries) agreed with the idea as a strategy to promote equal rights, including suffrage, for women. The following year, on 18 March 1911, IWD was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In the Austro-Hungarian Empire alone, there were 300 demonstrations where women demanded the right to vote and protested against employment sex discrimination.

In the following years, this commemoration was expanded to Russia and the URSS, and finally to China. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world Peace.

Nowadays, women constitute half the world’s population. Also they do two-thirds of the work done in the world. They win 10% of the total salary and only have 1% of the world’s property. According to the United Nations, up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against girls under the age of 16; 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime; up to 70% of women in the world report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime; over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18,… And we could not stop.

The Guardian made today a data map that shows the long history of the fight for suffrage and political feminist representation around the globe. Surfing in it you can realise how have women’s political rights changed around the globe to get to this International Women’s Day:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/datablog/interactive/2013/mar/08/interna…

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