SHERO: A female hero; a woman that displays strong heroic traits under tremendous pressure and is triumphant over her circumstances. A SHERO is a Woman who is an active giver, an example of what is possible, and a brilliant inspiration to people of all ages. WE believe that SHEROES are women that have been through extraordinary experiences and have proven to be “SHEROIC” in this efforts.
SHEROES are Victors NOT Victims!!!
Sometimes all it takes is ONE Voice.
WE BELIEVE IN POSITIVE CHANGE
SHEROES United is a Global Movement of Women Who DARE to Change the World through Love.
“It is the greatest time for women in all of human history. It is the darkest time for women in all of human history. What matters is what we make of it! But we simply must start now.”~ Bridget Cook-Burch, Executive Director, SHEROES United
“Chase your passion, and success will follow you. Success demands passion and purpose.” – Celeste Gleave, Founder SHEROES United.
Dignity has been stripped away for women in too many communities worldwide, as proven by the level of violence and the purchase of women and children as objects and commercial merchandise. All women, all men, and all children are human beings deserving of their dignity, rights and voice. We are guides, teachers and mentors who have been on a powerful journey of healing and change ourselves, and willing to take a stand for human dignity worldwide.
Action is desperately needed in every region of the world, from brothels and boardrooms. Our model creates programs and connects resources in every community throughout the world. We take action in schools,prisons, transition centers and halfway houses. We connect with local and globalleaders,engage powerfully through media, events, life skills, education, and collaboration with like-hearted organizations changing the world for the better, together.
We embrace healthy cultural accountability. We know that within conscious and respectful boundaries, we can influence and create positive change, including policies, and action to fully represent gender equality and dignity of the victorious and glorious female spirit within healthy, global communities. We know that every culture has real beliefs that are healthy, and real beliefs that can be unhealthy. SHEROES respects culture while embracing healthy models.
We strive to bring powerful education and programs that open paradigms, create positive behavioral change, and bring healthy connection, ideology, beauty and community that is possible when women are empowered as leaders, honored for their gifts, treated with respect and dignity, and are considered equals in every aspect of society. All programs and education are based on needs in local communities of each chapter worldwide. Just imagine this movement of change!
Humanitarian Aid in India
SHEROES United has brought humanitarian aid, school supplies, hygiene kits and “Days for Girls” kits into the furthest reaches of the Himalays in India, where no governmental or NGO has reached before. We are working on bringing additional resources to these areas, as the women have expressed the interest to serve their families and communities more effectively by bringing business and the strategic study of household and small business economics. SHEROES is working with other organizations to bring “business in a box” solutions that have been shown to be effective in other communities.
Women’s Leadership to Stop Violent Sexual Assault in Democratic Republic of Congo
Important civic leaders from the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) have reached out to SHEROES United, asking us to please help them with the rampant issue of rape in their country—the darkest place on the planet for women. More than 62,000 violent rapes occur every 24-hours, and the assaults often leave women with devastating damage physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Rape has been used in Congo as a weapon of war for decades, and has become a household issue. In Congo as well as in nearby Sudan, women are not only used as spoils of war, but also even as pay for soldiers, and are not allowed to say “no” or even look at the man on pain of death—with absolutely no consequences. SHEROES has developed a leadership program for Congolese women, and this has been shared and presented to Congolese refugees from Canada, US, France, Italy and the UK. SHEROES United would like to dramatically expand the availability and impact of this program, so that these Congolese women are able to teach one another, the males in their lives, and their sisters back in the DRC and surrounding areas the life-skills, personal mastery and leadership skills that are possible to change belief systems into positive self-image and healthy constructs of what is possible for women, their families and communities.
Many times, someone with a cause will come to us, seeking solutions.
We also carefully seek out those projects where we know we can make the greatest impact.
Abolishing Human & Sex Trafficking
With an estimated 21 million people trafficked around the world, including 5.5 million children*, SHEROES United understands the urgency in action and education to stem the tide and to create a powerful movement for positive change. We have created and implemented programs to educate our community and communities worldwide in hands-on training, prevention, and highly visible action and interaction with community members in order to bring this light and change.
1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. SHEROES United is making a powerful stand for change, taking action, providing essential education and global activism in laws and community consciousness, as well as preventative programs, life-skills training and culturally-conscious education.
Women who are involved in the armed services, police work and other first-responder positions are estimated to be at extremely high-risk for rape, assault, and emotional trauma in regards to their work as warriors on behalf and inside their communities. SHEROES United provides a safe place to voice stories, receive education, life-skills, and much-needed to support to thrive inside and outside of the military and first-responder positions.
Wiping Out the Number One Killer of Women in 3rd World India
Cervical cancer is almost eradicated in the developed world, where detection is made quickly and treatments are readily available. But in the developing world, where doctors and equipment are scarce, many more women die of the disease—as many as 90 percent of the 250,000 women who die of it annually worldwide. A cross-disciplinary team of University of Utah students hopes to solve this problem with a new handheld treatment device, Cinluma.
As long as oppression, physical and sexual violence and unhealthy inequality persist, none of us can truly rest.
You have the power to change a life for the better!
Contact us today and start making the difference.