International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Women’s International Shared Experience Asia – giving Asia’s most precious resource a voice and a network, through video and social networking.

What?:

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty falls on October 17th.  In Hong Kong’s first commemoration of this day we have decided to host a fundraiser in the wealthiest area of Hong Kong, Central. 



We have entertainment from The David Bowie Knives, The Vixens Burlesque Troupe, Flamenco Dancing, The SSSM hip hop dance crew and circus performers.

There will be a free Erdinger or Kronenbourg beer available for the first 15O people to enter of buy tickets and the chance to win 1O beers for five lucky people.

People can buy tickets in advance and get a tax deductible invoice here: http://www.ammado.com/community/109446

We will also be raising money for this exciting new project via a bungee jump.  For more details see: http://www.ammado.com/community/108300


Where?:

Solas – The Centrium, Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong


When?:

6pm – 1Opm, 17th October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


Why?:

In 1999, the World Bank conducted a survey amongst 60,000 people living on less than a dollar a day. When asked what they felt would make the greatest difference to their lives, the number one answer, above even food and shelter, was access to a voice.

Women and girls are the worst effected by poverty Worldwide.  However, the effect in developing nations, not only affects the women and girls personally, but also the development of the country in general.


WISE is a project which proposes to go into the countries in Asia, where women are affected by poverty and give them a voice to let the world know their words and their life – through video and the global power of the internet and social networking.


Quotes:

Manger of Solas, Ciaran Hussey: “The Solas team is happy to be supporting such a genuinely innovative project”




Event Organiser and Project Coordinator for WISE, Danielle Spencer:  “This project is unique and with the support of individuals during this economic slump – we can use the generosity of others to give women who turn to prostitution, or who are domestically abused – because of the economic inequality present between men and women in Asia – a chance to be heard.  In short – during this time of financial instability – it is important to continue to support those less fortunate.”




Links and further information:

http://www.ammado.com/nonprofit/wiseahrc

http://www.youtube.com/user/WISEahrc

http://www.facebook.com/video/?upload&oid=95263026695#/group.php?gid=95263026695&ref=mf

(information provided by the organiser)
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