Happy Holidays from the WEDO family to yours!

While we celebrate our achievements in 2011 we are already planning for 2012- a year with some very significant milestones such as Rio+20 and WEDO’s 20th Anniversary! As we’ve been busy working hard in different parts of the world, our technology needs at home have been neglected the past few years. This holiday season, we’ve constructed a “WEDO Wish List” which will help us in achieving our goals in 2012!

  • New Laptops/ Computers– 2011 has granted us a wonderful team of interns devoted to fundraising, advancing our social networking capabilities and keeping all of you informed on what we are working on. We are so fortunate to have a budding team of young human rights advocates, but some of our computers are a little outdated. A new laptop for the office would help enhance our communication and improve our research.
  • Updated Software/ Website– Our advocacy work requires us to use many methods of communication to raise awareness on the linkages between women, environment and development. We write articles, draft text submissions, make presentations- and translate them all through our website and social media. Being able to keep our software and website up to date is crucial to our ability to get our message across effectively.
  • A Nice Camera– As some of our staff is fortunate to travel the globe in pursuit of advancing human rights, there are many beautiful moments and settings they get to experience! A new camera would help us document all of the breathtaking places and remarkable people our team gets to travel to and work with so we can pass them on to you.

Of course, monetary donations are always on our wish list as well. Donations will go to support a wide range of WEDO’s core functioning- from office supplies and maintenance to covering the travel costs of our interns or sending a WEDO staff member to attend an important event. We are so appreciative of a contribution- however large or small it may be, it always helps!

To donate, please click here. If you would like to donate specifically to one of the items listed above, please write this in the “Designation” box on the form. You may also write to Bridget Burns, bridget@wedo.org, to inquire about making specific donations.

By providing us with some of the things on our wish list, we can continue to work towards our goals of advancing women’s leadership, ensuring good global governance and achieving sustainable development.

Thank you for your continued support and friendship!

Wishing you peace, joy, happiness and health in 2012,

The WEDO Team

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