Friday, June 15, 2007

Sign CARE's 60th Anniversary Women CARE declaration

Sign CARE's 60th Anniversary Women CARE declaration
What do actress Meg Ryan, Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin and model Christie Turlington Burns have in common? They are all powerful women, and they have all added their names to CARE's 60th anniversary Women CARE declaration.

Stand with CARE and women around the world in urging world leaders to fulfill the promises made at the United Nations to cut extreme poverty in half by 2015. Based on CARE's years of experience, the declaration asks the United Nations member states to place a special focus on improving the lives of poor women.

Fill out the forms below to sign the Women CARE declaration.
What's At Stake?
Sign CARE's 60th Anniversary Women CARE declaration
Poverty has a woman's face: today, 70 percent of the 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty are women. Around the world, women are on the front lines of poverty. However, when given the opportunity and resources they need, poor women have the power to change their lives and the lives of their families and communities.

In 2000, all member states of the United Nations committed themselves to address this problem by setting eight goals - the Millennium Development Goals:

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Achieve universal primary education
Promote gender equality and empower women
Reduce child mortality
Improve maternal health
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Ensure environmental sustainability
Develop a global partnership for development
The Women CARE declaration, in honor of CARE's 60th anniversary, urges world leaders to fulfill these promises and to place a special focus on improving conditions for poor women around the world. On October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, CARE presented the declaration at the United Nations in Geneva.

Some amazing women have signed the declaration, from artists and actresses to heads of state and Nobel Prize winners. Check out the list of signers below!

Sign the Women CARE declaration today!

Signers of the Women CARE Declaration

Name Country Occupation
Yoko Abe Japan Chair of CARE Friends Tokyo
Kate Adie UK Journalist
Marisa Berenson USA Actress
Cate Blanchett Australia Actress
Ruth Cardoso Brazil Former First Lady of Brazil
Supornthip Choungrangsee Thailand Businesswoman
Cyrielle Clair France Actress
Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi Austria Journalist, publicist, commentator
Mireille Darc France Actress
Marina de Brantes France Vice-Chair of CARE International, Chair of CARE France
Princess Caroline de Hanovre Monaco Chair of AMADE, Princess of Monaco
Philippine de Rothschild France Producer of Rothschild wines
Nathalie Dessay France Opera Singer
Albina du Boisrouvray Switzerland Founder of the NGO "FXB" (François-Xavier Bagnoud)
Neide Duarte Brazil Journalist
Shirin Ebadi Iran Nobel Peace Prize (2003)
Birgit Fischer Germany German Sport Champion of the Year 2004 (canoeing)
Shirley Franklin USA Mayor of Atlanta
Jeanne Gapiya-Niyonzima Burundi Founder of ANSS, an association for people living with AIDS
Marie Chantal Gellé Madagascar Singer
Frene Ginwala South Africa South African newspaper editor, politician and activist. Member of the United Nations Advisory Panel of High-Level Personalities on African Development
Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing France Former First Lady of France, Chair of the Fondation pour l'Enfance
Janice Gross Stein Canada Director of the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Jerry Hall UK Model and actress
Anne Hathaway USA Actress
Barbara Hendricks USA Singer
Hanne-Vibeke Holst Denmark Author, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador
Marine Jacquemin France Journalist
Judith Jamison USA Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Elfriede Jelinek Austria Nobel Prize in Literature (2004)
Sheila.C Johnson USA Educator, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Co-founder of Black Entertainment Television and President of the WNBA Washington Mystics
Eva Joly Norway Former Examining Magistrate in France, Special Counsellor to the Norwegian Government
Farah Karimi Netherland Member of Dutch Parliament
Arisara Khamthoncharoen Thailand Actress
Simone Larsen Norway Singer
Joanna Lumley UK Actress
Eva Lystad Norway Chairperson, CARE Norway
Chiwoniso Maraire Zimbawbe Singer
Lydia M. Marshall USA Chair, CARE International
Alessandra Martines Italy Actress
Liza Minnelli USA Singer
Gertrude Mongella Tanzania President of the African Union Parliament, Member of Tanzanian Parliament, Chair of the Beijing Conference
Immaculée Nahayo Burundi Speaker of the House of Parliament, Founder of organizations promoting women in peace building and conflict resolution
Jessye Norman USA Singer
Sonia Picado Costa Rica Chair of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, politician
Line Renaud France Singer, Vice President of Sidaction, an NGO dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS
Mary Robinson Ireland Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, former President of Ireland
Eve Ruggieri France French TV Anchor
Meg Ryan USA Actress
Heide Schmidt Austria Former politician and speaker of the Austrian Parliament
Kristin Scott-Thomas UK Actress
Sister Emmanuelle Belgium Humanitarian figure
Jutta Speidel Germany Actress
Britta Steilmann Germany Fashion Designer
Rita Süssmuth Germany Former President of the German Parliament
Hazel Thompson UK Photojournalist
Lynni Treekrem Norway Singer
Christie Turlington Burns USA Model and Entrepreneur
Sofia Vari Botero Greece Sculptor
Simone Veil France Former French Minister, former President of the European Parliament
Margrethe Vestager Denmark Member of the Danish Parliament
Vaira Vike-Freiberga Latvia President of Latvia
Unni Wilhelmsen Norway Singer
Anne Will Germany News Anchor

Sign the Women CARE declaration today!

We urge our political, economic, religious and cultural leaders to mobilize the resources needed to fulfill the commitments to the Millennium Development Goals and to place special focus on improving women's conditions all over the world.

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