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Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW)

The New Barbie Doll

CHW puts a lot of effort into ensuring that young girls are given a healthy and supportive upbringing. At CHW schools and youth villages, young and impressionable girls have the option to participate in programs that will help them battle body issues and overcome the daily struggles that are associated with being a girl.

CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village offers a program for girls at-risk; this program works to instill young girls with confidence and promote positive self-esteem to equip them with the tools to overcome bullying, peer pressure, and so much more.

In CHW-supported shelters, women are embraced by a supportive and safe environment. Women are given opportunities to learn specialized and widely-applicable skills in order to increase their employability, and are also provided with the support to rise above self-doubt and be resilient in the face of challenges.lammily-doll-2

The design and release of a new Barbie Doll named Lammily that will have real female body proportions is a refreshing change.

Designer Nickolay Lamm created the new doll based on the American Centers for Disease Control’s report of what an average 19 year old woman’s body is. This new Barbie Doll was designed to depict the figure of a real female in today’s North American society. Lamm’s design quickly became high in demand and has since been released on the market for purchase.

CHW views this as a wonderful step in the right direction: providing realistic toys for young girls. Nickolay Lamm joins CHW in its dedicated work to promote high senses of self-worth and self-esteem in young girls and women.

Click here to see the video made by Nickolay Lamm that illustrates the difference between the original Barbie and Lammily, the new Barbie.