Girl Effect Fund

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Jun 10, 2013

Girl Effect Wins 2013 Crystal of Hope Award

Crystal of Hope Award Recipients in Vienna
Crystal of Hope Award Recipients in Vienna

Dear Girl Champs,

Exciting news!

The girl effect received the Swarovski Crystal of Hope Award for 2013 from AIDS LIFE.  Three of the organizations receiving funds from the Girl Effect Fund via GlobalGiving were presented the award at Life Ball, the largest charity event for AIDS in Europe, for their work with adolescent girls in communities affected by HIV and AIDS.  The award was presented by Hilary Swank and took place on May 25th in Vienna, Austria.

Since 2005, AIDS LIFE has honored an organization for its outstanding projects fighting HIV/AIDS with the “Life Ball Crystal of Hope Award” endowed with EUR 100,000 and sponsored by the Tyrolean Company Swarovski. The three organizations in attendance to receive the award on behalf of the girl effect, which will each benefit from the EUR 100,000 endowment, are:

Mariposa DR Foundation’s project, “Mariposa Center for Girls.”

Senhoa Foundation’s project, “Empower Girls Rescued from Slavery in Cambodia.”

The Shanti Uganda Society’s project, “Teen Girls Health & Empowerment in Uganda.”

Congratulations to these organizations for their incredible work addressing the potential girls have to prevent problems related to HIV/AIDS and end the cycle of poverty.

We’re thrilled to be able to share this honor with our Girl Effect Challenge 2012 winners. 


Pictured from left to right: Sadie St. Denis (Shanti Uganda), Patricia Suriel (Mariposa), Thi Nguyen (Senhoa), Lisa Nguyen (Senhoa), Ruth Craven (Senhoa) and Jessica Lawson (Mariposa).

Comments:
  • Miriam E
    Miriam E Congratulations to these three exciting and innovative projects for receiving such as prestigious award! And thanks for the update!
    • 3 years ago
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