To mark International Women’s Day, on March 8th, The Slaight Family Foundation contributed $15 million to 15 global organizations working to improve human rights for women and girls. We are among 15 organizations that recently received $1,000,000 funding from the Slaight Family Foundation for a project what focuses on helping reduce child soldier recruitment and conflict- based sexual violence and we are the only organization in the East Coast that received this funding.
“The aim of this gift is to improve conditions for women and girls living in difficult circumstances, who represent some of the world’s most vulnerable populations,” said Gary Slaight of The Slaight Family Foundation.
“The projects we are funding will leverage the expertise of these vital organizations to protect women and girls in the most fragile countries from direct harm, rebuild the lives of those who have been unjustly affected by conflict, deprivation and disease and give them the tools and support they need to survive and thrive.”
Thanks to this generous support, the Dallaire Initiative will continue its work in helping to reduce child soldier recruitment and conflict-based sexual violence through capacity building of national military and police forces, with a focus on female force members; enhance the Dallaire Initiative’s cadre of female international trainers and global champions and raise awareness amongst the global community on the critical role of women in preventing the recruitment and use of child soldiers.
See the full funding announcement here.
(PHOTO) Dr. Whitman at the Funding announcement in Toronto