Get ready as our remarkable Heatwave Collection is here to have you on trend for the Spring/Summer Season. This collection is made to have you shed on the over layers, flaunt that hidden figure and have those feet tread in style.
Womankind Worldwide is a UK based, international Women’s Rights charity working to help women transform their lives and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
It celebrated it's 25th Anniversary last year (2014).
The Charity's motto is 'Equal, Respected, Proud' and its vision is of a world where being a woman does not limit choices, opportunities or rights, where ever she lives.
The Charity's aim is to support local Women’s Rights organizations and smaller local women's groups. These groups, often at great personal risk to themselves, are challenging discrimination, human rights abuses and violence towards women within the countries and communities they are based in.
Womankind delivers the essential support – funding, expertise, contacts and publicity that these local grass roots women’s organizations need to amplify their voice, increase their impact and bring about greater change in their communities.
Womankind's approach is not to impose a 'top down' solution but to help and empower the women's groups it works with to achieve their own solutions and change. Womankind Worldwide also works in wider arenas, to lobby for change , working to influence the powers and practices of governments and non-governmental organizations.
While not being a very large charity, over the 25 years of its existence it has supported directly and indirectly over 18 million women and their families. In 2013, for instance, it worked in 15 countries, directly supported almost 141,000 women, and helped improve the rights of over 6 million women. In 2013 as an example, it worked in Afghanistan, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
What follows is just a tiny example of the schemes, large and small, that it has helped.
Afghanistan - In Jalalabad WW helped a a legal aid center run by a local Women's Organization to provide free legal support to 175 women, psychosocial support to 70 women/girls and basic health treatment to 46 women
Bolivia - WW helped 550 indigenous and peasant women leaders in 5 out of the country’s 9 regions to acquire the knowledge to challenge discrimination and they are now actively participating in local politics.
Liberia - WW helped develop a manual to help the police improve how they manage cases involving violence against women and girls, especially rape
Tanzania - WW worked with the Women's Legal Aid Center in the Nyarugusu camp to support refugee paralegal units to take action on violence against women, and other human rights abuses, and they trained the wider community to recognize, promote and protect the rights of refugee women, children and men.
Nepal - WW helped Dalit tribal women’s political participation and their understanding of local political processes
Ethiopia - over five years, alongside another charity, WW worked with local communities to raise awareness of women's rights, violence against women and harmful traditional practices. Just one result of this work was that 250,000 girls escaped genital mutilation.
That is only a tiny sample, the list could go on for hours....
This is a charity where even small donations can make a significant difference, because the money is targeted to make maximum and lasting impact. Some examples are shown below.
$20 US could train a police person in Peru in issues of sexual exploitation, violence and women’s rights to ensure that they better support trafficked women and women in prostitution.
$60US could train a community paralegal in Ghana, to provide legal support to survivors of violence, helping them to obtain child custody, a divorce or to keep their home.
$300US could train 25 Aymara women in Bolivia to educate other women in their communities on women’s rights, violence and leadership.
Looking at the figures, you can see that there is a real chance that money raised in Second Life could make a real difference somewhere.
Womankind World wide web link is below - go check it out!
It's been a long, cold winter and we've all been yearning for some sunshine, blue skies, and a chance to pack away our winter wardrobes and to unpack some new fresh spring fashions... so get ready for a collection of soft pastels that will set you apart from the crowd. We're delighted that spring has finally arrived and we hope you are too!
The first part of Ghee's all new Spring Summer Collection goes on sale exclusively at the Ghee Main Store from 10th April 2015.
In a delicious palette of soft, barely pastel shades, this feminine, fashion forward collection includes clothing and coordinating footwear and accessories for every occasion. Suede and linen textures and original floral patterns feature strongly, and there's even a matching nail palette for Slink nails to provide the perfect finishing touch for your new look.
On-trend pastel linen pants suits, sixties inspired A-line mini dresses, flirty babydoll dresses, soft flowing jumpsuits in over sized abstract floral prints, smart suede wrap dresses, sexy floral wrap minis, and enticing gowns await you at Ghee.
The Ghee SS15 Collection includes some original custom mesh items: A-line mini dresses, Secretary Glasses and the SS15 Heels - a stunning range of fringed and strappy high heeled sandals for Slink High Feet. These were created exclusively for Ghee and will not be found anywhere else on the grid.
With it's exquisite tonal palette and lavish textures, Ghee's SS15 Collection brings you the best of current trends with a dash of vintage and boho chic that represents the next evolution of Ghee. You won't want to miss this.
Also another great New :) As a gift to everyone for the sweet Warm (HAPPY B-DAYYYYYYY!!!) birthday the Ghee VIP group is free to join through Sunday April 12th! Tell your friends! The normal join fee of $250 will be back Sunday at 11:59pm slt! Give the them the benefit of a Ghee VIP gift every month!
April 5, 2015 - Today, .PENUMBRA. FASHION WEEK Spring Summer (SS15) is pleased to announce it's lineup of media partners. These organizations represent some of Second Life's most well known and established media organizations reaching the creme-de-la-creme of fashion and style insiders throughout SL. Our partners include Eclipse Magazine, Fusion Magazine, MISS SL Magazine, Inovare Magazine, ModelSL Magazine, Versus Magazine, FashionCentric SeraphimSL and DesigningSL
PENUMBRA. FASHION WEEK Spring Summer (SS15) is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that will feature 43 talented designers, both established and emerging. The bi-annual one week event remains one of Second Life's greatest fashion platforms and the launch pad for SL's fashion designers to a wider audience. The focus has been on showcasing the immense and diverse design talent that is evident year-on-year.
May 16th to 23rd, will be packed with an array of 15 spectacular runway and trunk shows, a grand bridal showcase at the finale and will feature over 200 new designs from the designer showrooms, along with fun-filled events, on-site boutiques, entertainment and parties.
Join us as we experience the color of spring and summer of Second Life and let us, together, discover the future leaders of fashion.
There exists a space of shadow and light, the almost imperceptible zone between luminous sun and the velvety black of an eclipse. This is the merging place of light and dark, the niche of perfect illumination and shadow. This is the penumbra.
We are .PENUMBRA. We are FASHION
PENUMBRA is the premier fashion event showcasing the newest collection by top and innovative, cutting edge, and emerging Second Life's designers. .PENUMBRA. offers high-quality fashion events and marketing for both the consumer and the fashion industry.