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A Powerful Message to Girls

Last week at the MTV VMAs, pop star P!nk shared a moving conversation that she had with her young daughter and her impressions that followed the conversation. P!nk expressed a powerful message that emphasized the critical need to empower girls and young women in our society.

P!nk’s speech reflects what CHW has been proudly advocating for 100 years; promoting women’s rights, advancing women in society, raising awareness on pertinent issues, and empowering women.   

Through many avenues, CHW seeks to make an impact on the lives of women in both Canada and Israel. CHW, in conjunction with World WIZO, supports shelters for women escaping domestic violence, educational programs to promote women in the workplace, and empowerment programs for girls-at-risk.

The Empowerment Program for Girls at-Risk at CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village supports girls in the dormitories instilling them with tools to become strong and independent young women. The program equips the girls with an education to combat bullying and peer pressure while strengthening their confidence and self worth.

The Women’s Leadership Course is focused on instilling leadership skills, strengthening gender awareness, imparting practical tools, and exposing women to female trailblazers in order to inspire these women to embark on social initiatives.

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