Eat for Equity: Dominican Republic
As you may or may not know, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, celebrated March 8 all over the world to recognize the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
We are going to celebrate here in Boston by highlighting three organizations working to directly benefit women in developing countries. We'll start February 25 with the Dominican Republic, continue March 25 with Cambodia, and follow May 27 with Mali. We hope you can join us!
For our February 25th Eat for Equity, we invite you all to Cambridge to learn about PROFAMILIA and the International Planned Parenthood Federation's work in the Dominican Republic. Specifically, your dinner ticket will benefit the Mobile Health Unit, which brings health services to impoverished, underserved, and marginalized communities, including displaced Haitian migrants. For many, this is the only health care they have access to. Within a small medically equipped van, a PROFAMILIA doctor can provide services such as Pap Smears, birth control options, and general information about sexual and reproductive health. PROFAMILIA also offers youth education classes, with a special emphasis on teaching young women in post-crisis situations about violence against women, sexual health, and their personal rights.
If you haven't heard about these dinners yet, here's how it works: You buy a dinner ticket for $10 - $15 to help support PROFAMILIA, and in return you get a delicious Dominican dinner, some drinks, and great company.
When? February 25th, 8pm
Where? Address disclosed after ticket purchase, Cambridge, MA 02138
What will it cost me? $10-$20 (suggested)
If you cannot join us, please still consider buying a dinner ticket to support the cause.
Address disclosed after ticket purchase
Cambridge, MA 02138
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