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New Voices Newsletter - February
The Top New Voices Have Been Chosen
The New Voices Initiative celebrates the achievements of men and women who work to promote gender parity, and recognizes Lions whose voices have previously gone unheard. We have been inspired by the stories of those who have made a difference.
Each district governor was asked to nominate four Lions in their districts as New Voices in service, membership, leadership and marketing. Many districts participated, and submitted powerful stories of Lions fighting to better the cause of women in Lions International. From these nominees, the Multiple District New Voices were chosen followed by the Constitutional Area New Voices.
From the CA nominations, President Gudrun, with the help of a special jury, chose our Global New Voices. They will be featured in Lion Magazine and throughout our media channels, and will be recognized at the 2019 Milan convention.
Let us also be inspired by our local New Voice nominees - invite them to club, zone, region or district gatherings; take them to orientation meetings; let them help you with member recruitment!
Your top four New Voices have been chosen! Click the link below to meet them.
Your New Voices
Health for Her
Every woman deserves hygienic care during her menstrual cycle. In some parts of the world, using a sanitary pad is commonplace, and quality feminine care products make periods a simple affair.
Unfortunately, this is not the case everywhere. Folklore and superstition lead to women and girls being humiliated during their periods. A lack of education and availability of sanitary napkins prevents them from using safe products to manage their periods, and a lack of hygienic menstrual care products can lead to a variety of health complications. One’s education and career may also suffer. Without access to sanitary napkins, girls in underdeveloped parts of the world may not go to school on these days, missing out on opportunities and falling behind in their studies.
Banishing the stigma of menstrual products and making them more readily available is one way to improve quality of life for women worldwide. We can empower women simply by providing them with access to sanitary care.
With this end in mind, we are launching a worldwide campaign, “Health for Her.” The focus of the program is to distribute sanitary napkins as well as raise funds to purchase them.
The New Voices Team asks that club presidents and district governors promote this initiative vigorously in their clubs and districts. We believe that every woman and girl has a right to this basic amenity.
International Women's Day
International Women's Day is coming up on March 8! Don't forget to post using the #NewVoices and #BalanceforBetter, this year's International Women's Day theme. Take a selfie in the Balance for Better pose, demonstrated here by IP Gudrun! Visit the International Women's Day site for more details.
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March Webinar
The March webinar, “Why We Need the Women’s Initiative,” will be held on Thursday, March 21. Register now at the link below to attend, or to receive a recording of the webinar by email if you are unable to join us for this exciting event.
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