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Sydney Women Join in Solidarity for the World's Most Marginalised

Last edited 11th May 2016

Sydney Women Join in Solidarity for the World's Most Marginalised

In the month that heralds mothers in Australia, up to 300 women recently joined in Sydney for the Women for the World event in solidarity and to raise funds for women living in poverty globally.

While women are often the most vulnerable people, without their resilience and determination, many communities would not have the opportunities that are open to them today.

The Sydney event was hosted by Ben Fordham, Walkley Award winning journalist, who also hosts the Drive Time Radio show on 2GB.

Caritas Australia’s Senior Relationship Coordinator, Belinda Bourke said Women for the World recognises and celebrates the extraordinary work of women worldwide, including Caritas Australia’s strong network of female supporters.

Money raised will go to Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s agency for international aid and development, one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies. Caritas is part of Caritas Internationalis, the second largest humanitarian network in the world.

Through effective partnerships in humanitarian aid and development, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity in over 30 countries around the world in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Australia and the Pacific.

“Women hold an important and influential role in the home and in the fabric of our society, yet 70 per cent of the world’s poor are women,” Mrs Bourke said.

“By bringing together those who are passionate about social justice and by utilising their networks, we can help fight poverty, promote justice and equality.”

Psyche Mae Asencio, a 25 year old social worker, told her inspirational story of her family’s transformation at the Women of the World event. You can watch her story here.

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