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Educating girls in Bangladesh
The Women of Concern group is helping to ensure that girls in Bangladesh receive quality education.

Poverty trap
Only a third of women in Bangladesh can read and write. Almost three million children don’t receive any education, and the majority of these are girls.

As a result, it’s very difficult for women to escape the cycle of poverty.

Problems with schools
Even for the children who do go to school, there are many problems. Most schools are completely overcrowded. Drop-out rates are very high; only about a third of children who start primary school actually finish it. Most teachers are overworked and lack proper training.

“Our school”
In October 2006, Concern Worldwide began a five-year education project titled Amader School for up to 150 primary schools in Bangladesh. Amader school means “our school.”

As part of this project, we’re campaigning at all levels of society to change attitudes, practices and policies towards education.

Women of Concern
Concern has established a group called “Women of Concern.” It supports Concern’s work with girls and women in the world’s poorest countries.

It provides an opportunity for Irish people to express solidarity and support for women who are less fortunate.

Why focus on women?
Inequality is still rife in the world.

70% of the one billion people living on less than a dollar a day are women

Women work 66% of the world’s working hours
While only earning 10% of the world’s income

Over 66% of the world’s 876 million illiterate people are women

More than 80% of the world’s estimated 40 million refugees are women and children

Women own less than 1% of the world’s property
Fixing the problem

When a woman is healthy, educated, and empowered, she’s in a position to help herself, her family and her community. A UN research paper has shown that educating girls has the greatest impact on their health, more so than focusing on nutrition, water or sanitation.

Put simply, women are an essential part of building an improved society.

Committed to change
Currently, the Women of Concern group is supporting three projects in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Haiti. Everyone who joins the group commits to supporting these projects.

Impact
At the end of each project, lives will have been changed for the better: girls will have been educated; standards of living will have improved and gender violence will have been reduced.

For more information or to join the group, please contact
major.donor@concern.net.

If you’re interested in supporting this work, contact gail.williams@concern.net or phone (01) 417 8020

Digital Art
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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    SUCH BEAUTIFUL ART MU DEAR FRIEND, JUST PERFECT INDEED ALL LOVE NORMAJEAN.

  • THANK YOU DEAR SWEET NORMA JEAN…

    I GOT SO TIRED I DIDNT GET TO FINISH THE INFORMATION BEFORE YOU SAW IT…I HAVE NOW ADDED MY RESEARCH INFO TO THIS PIECE…

    I HAVE BEEN SO EXHAUSTED, I AM FALLING ASLEEP WHILST DOING MY ARTWORK..THIS IS FUNNY AS I FIND MYSELF DRIFTING OF INTO DREAMLAND WITH VISIONS FLOATING…SIMPLY CANNOT CONTROL IT…

    MY IMMUNE SYSTEM IS REALLY GIVING ME HECK…I SLEEP FOR HOURS AND THEN AWAKE TO DO ART FOR A BIT…AND THEN WHOOSH IM OUT AGAIN…

    – Tammera

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    As they say you heal when you sleep, remember that one my friend..and just sleep when you feel it comming over you all my love and prayers always my friend ….

  • I AM SO BLESSED BY YOUR KINDNESS AND LOVE..;)

    – Tammera

  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanalmost 4 years ago

    The fact that :-
    Women work 66% of the world’s working hours while only earning 10% of the world’s income
    …sure says a lot about inequality and what is needed. Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope that the projects continue to grow and receive support.

    best wishes
    Suzanne

  • I KNOW….EDUCATION IS SOOO VERY VERY IMPORTANT.

    THAT IS WHY I HAVE BEEN DOING THE CHILD LABOUR SERIES AND NOW THIS…CHILDREN SHOULD BE EDUCATED AND NOT MADE TO BE LITTLE LABOUR MACHINES.

    AND MOST ESPECIALLY FOR GIRLS, IS THIS IMPORTANT, AS IN LATER LIFE INEQUALITY AND POVERTY BECOMES THEIR LOT IF THEY ARE NOT EDUCATED….SUCH A SAD THING…’

    BUT BEING MADE AWARE IS THE FIRST STEP…HENCE ALL MY ART IN THAT DIRECTION OF LATE…;)

    – Tammera

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaalmost 4 years ago

    Dear Tammera you are amazing. You share so much, take care of you, I will send you some healing energy. Your creativity is stunningly beautiful…Blessings to you… Ellanita

  • AWW…THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY ELLANITA…

    IT IS MOST KIND OF YOU TO KEEP ME IN YOUR HEALING THOUGHTS AND MEDITATIONS….

    I TRULY BELIEVE IN THIS TO BE HELPFUL TO ME…THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN THIS MANNER…:)

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU KNDLY DEAR FRANCIS…:)

    – Tammera

  • FeeBeeDee
    FeeBeeDeealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful art and research. Thank-you.

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FEE BEE DEE….;)

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    well don eYamerra the pightof women in our planet is stilldarkages in many places well done !LIZ

  • THIS IS SO VERY TRUE AND SO SAD….KNOWLEDGE MUST BE APPLIED IN THIS AREA SO THAT YOUNG GIRLS DO NOT CONTINUE TO BE ENTRAPPED…:)

    – Tammera

  • Alicia R. Bernal
    Alicia R. Bernalalmost 4 years ago

    When artists dream, the images speak of the many wonders yet of the magic that unfolds with every stroke of the creative genius…

  • HOW SWEET AND KIND…
    THANK YOU EVER SO FOR YOUR WARM SUPPORT..;)

    – Tammera

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakalmost 4 years ago

    Huge congratulations.
    (You can go straight to the Featured Art Forum by clicking on the banner)

    Venus and Anna

  • FEATURE!!
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP..;)

    – Tammera

  • haya1812
    haya1812almost 4 years ago

    Stunningly beautiful work!!! so sad!!
    congratulations dear!

  • THANK YOU SO KINDLY DEAR HAYA….
    AND ALWAYS FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT OF MY WORK….;)

    – Tammera

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