Insight Global, a nationwide staffing company dedicated to empowering people through the power of opportunity, announced a $250,000 donation to nonprofit Women for Women International (WfWI) in the wake of the Afghanistan crisis and during the company’s annual Women’s Week.
WfWI has worked for nearly 20 years at the grassroots level to advance the rights of women in Afghanistan. Afghan women have been marginalized by decades of conflict and bound by religious and cultural traditions that restrict freedom of movement and reinforce rigid gender norms. WfWI plays a key role in supporting the women who remain in Afghanistan, especially during the turbulent Taliban takeover, working to provide them with the assistance and resources they need to survive.
“Over the past few decades, we’ve reached more than 120,000 women in Afghanistan, through our Stronger Women Stronger Nations program and this number is growing rapidly as we work to increase services for those displaced and who need us more than ever,” said Laurie Adams, CEO, Women for Women International. “Insight Global’s contribution will help us to adapt our programs for our new reality under Taliban rule and the changing political landscape.”
Insight Global’s donation will be put to immediate use through key methods WfWI have identified as the most critical:
Supplying women with solar powered phones, so while isolated they can connect with each other and the WfWI team for emotional comfort, as well as to obtain vital information and cash transfers
Mental health and psychological wellbeing support for WfWI program participants and staff in the country or refugees forced to leave Afghanistan who are facing extreme emotional hardships
Additional security assistance for staff and operations on the ground in Afghanistan
Real-time solutions developed as the situation and women’s needs change
“We are honored to support the efforts of Women for Women International as they help the women in Afghanistan who are being marginalized and abused by a new regime that restricts their freedom, education, access to health care, and opportunity to become economically self-sufficient,” said Insight Global CEO Bert Bean. “One of our company mantras is to ‘Be the Light’ by spreading positivity, and we are thrilled to share what it means to ‘Be the Light’ with a population of women who are in a dark space and deserve better.”
WfWI’s vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential. So, it’s very fitting for Insight Global to announce their donation during the company’s Women’s Week, which takes place September 13-17. Now in its third year, Women’s Week is dedicated to recognizing the countless inspiring women – from role models to changemakers – in the organization who motivate others to achieve greatness.
Along with supporting WfWI, Insight Global employees are emboldened to participate in Women’s Week with COVID-safe events and wellness experiences and by spotlighting the inspiring clients, consultants, and women in the company through personal messages and social media. Participants are encouraged to use special hashtags, #InspiringWomen and #IGWomensWeek2021, to share their stories.
Women for Women International
Women for Women International invests where inequality is greatest by helping women who are forgotten —the women survivors of war and conflict. In Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, women learn skills to rebuild their families and communities through Women for Women International’s Stronger Women Stronger Nations Program. They form support networks, learn to earn an income and save, and gain knowledge and resources about health and their rights. Since 1993, the organization has invested in the power of over 500,000 women to use their voices and create a ripple effect that makes the world more equal, peaceful, and prosperous. To learn more about the power of women, for women, visit www.womenforwomen.org.
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