ONE.org Giveaway: Win Shayne Moore’s Book and ONE.org Swag (10 Winners)
Did you know that women are a driving force behind Africa’s economy? In fact, women are running an estimated 48% of small and medium-sized businesses and growing 80% of the food. How’s that for empowerment?
When it comes to Africa’s future, it has women written all over it. If efforts are not made to invest in the future of women and girls in Africa now, the future of Africa will not be successful. Efforts need to be made to allow the women and girls to thrive and drive change from within the walls of their homes to the halls of government.
Since Africa’s future is female, efforts to ensure that the future is bright are very dependent upon stepping up the investment in women and girls. Here are some interesting facts regarding women and their role in society worldwide:
- 75% of women worldwide cannot get bank loans because they have unpaid or insecure jobs and do not own property
- Women make up an estimated 70% of people living in extreme poverty worldwide
- Nearly two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women.
- Providing girls with one extra year of education beyond the average boosts their eventual wages by 10-20%; for boys, the returns are 5-15%.
Now, let’s take a closer look at those living in Africa:
- There are currently 168 million women active in sub-Saharan African economies.
- 75% of HIV-infected youth in Africa are girls
- One-quarter to one-half of girls in developing countries become mothers before they turn 18
- Girls represent 54% of the 29 million children out of school in sub-Saharan Africa.
- In sub-Saharan Africa, almost ¾ of out of school girls are expected never to enroll in school, compared with only 2/3 of boys.
- In sub-Saharan Africa, a woman’s chance of dying in childbirth is 1 in 22 (compared with 4,800 in the US).
Although women’s work is a major engine of economic growth in Africa, they face significant barriers when it comes to gaining an education, owning property and accessing credit and financial services. ONE.org is rallying people together to help raise a voice for change, protect families and empower women for a brighter future.
This week's giveaway is all about the ONE.org campaign and empowering women. Ten lucky winners will receive the following (ARV: $50 each):
- Shayne Moore's book: The Global Soccer Mom: Changing the World Is Easier Than You Think
- Black ONE bag
- ONE coffee mug
- ONE hoodie
- ONE band
- ONE silly bands
For a chance to enter and win, please complete the following requirements and leave a separate comment for each on this post, including links to your original tweets.
- Sign the petition to help mothers around the world, focusing on healthcare initiatives to combat HIV, malaria, fund agriculture and stop preventable disease: http://one.org/us/actnow/2011budget/index_gno.html. Please come back to this post and leave a comment stating that you signed the petition.
- Follow @ONECampaign on Twitter.
- Like ONE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ONE.
- Tweet the following:
- Signing this petition only took me 10 seconds and it has the potential to save millions of lives! #ActNow #gno http://bit.ly/i8QtmM PLS RT
- RT @MomItForward GIVEAWAY! Enter 4 chance 2 win a book and @ONECampaign Swag http://bit.ly/eXNM8g (10 Winners) #gno #ActNow PLS RT
The following are extra entries that re completely optional and will earn you one extra entry for each completed item. Leave a separate comment on this post for each completed optional entry.
Terms and Conditions
Winners will be selected randomly through http://random.org. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Giveaway ends at midnight ET Wednesday, March 9. See all terms and conditions here. This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.