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Let's help! Donate via BlogHers Act (including Myanmar cyclone victims) and we'll match your donation with $3,000

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 19:51:31 +0000

Right now, thousands upon thousands of women and children like these (above) who took shelter in a Buddhist temple need our help. This morning, BlogHers Act and GlobalGiving expanded our Mother's Day fundraising initiative to save women's lives to include the tens of thousands of people devastated by Cyclone Nargis. Now, in addition to donating to hand-picked and carefully vetted programs to help women and children in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Darfur, Nepal and South Africa, you can use the BlogHers Act donation widget (see below and the left-hand column on every page of to help get water and shelter to thousands of people whose lives are in danger. And we'll help! "In Geneva, a United Nations spokeswoman, Elisabeth Byrs, said that Myanmar had said it would welcome aid supplies and that disaster assessment officials were now awaiting visas to enter the country. “Our biggest fear is that the aftermath could be more lethal than the storm itself,” said Caryl Stern, who heads the United Nations Children’s Fund in the United States." Source: Aid Flows to Myanmar as Death Toll Rises to 22,500 By Seth Mydans, NYTD, 5.7.08 Here's how BlogHer and GlobalGiving will match your donation: Whichever of the now six projects recommended via the BlogHers Act fundraising widget receives the most donations between now and the end of the week will get a $1,000 donation from BlogHer, which Global Giving has agreed to match. The other five worthy projects will also get a donation of $200 each from BlogHer. We are very proud that to date the BlogHer community has donated $2,930 and growing! Now we have an opportunity really make a difference -- Won't you please help by donating and/or blogging this initiative? Globalgiving accepts donations of as little as $10 or $15. Here's how: Take Action Now: 1) Grab a button or donation widget to place on your blog. 2) Share this information with your readers by blogging about maternal health, or this BlogHers Act initiative, or the individual project you're supporting. 3) Leave your link at the bottom of this post, using Mr Linky, so others can hear your thoughts on these issues. (We'll also be featuring many of you on and in our newsletters.) 4) Donate to save women's lives, today. Get the widget here: Get the button code:           Copy this code: (image) Visit our information page to get great information on why women across the world need your help: * Every year, 529,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes. * Children who have lost their mothers are up to 10 more times more likely to die prematurely than those who haven’t. * More than 80 per cent of maternal deaths worldwide are due to five direct causes: haemorrhage, sepsis, unsafe abortion, obstructed labour and hypertensive disease of pregnancy. * Most maternal deaths (61 per cent) take place during labour, delivery or in the immediate post-partum period. Some 3.4 million newborns die within the first week of life. UNFPA As someone who is like a broken record about the extraordinary power of women who read and write blogs, I'm excited to see what we can do together. Thank you in advance for your help -- I encourage you to blog this now: BlogHer's powerful community and GlobalGiving kick off donation initiative to save women's lives in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Darfur, Nepal, South Africa. I'm proud to be part of a community that speaks for and invests in other women. Let's do this.   [...]