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Oxfam Threads of Change Quilt – Putting It All Together

Oxfam Threads of Change Quilt – Putting It All Together

by Oxfam | October 20, 2015

Over the years, thousands of Oxfam supporters like you have responded powerfully to our annual Threads of Change campaign. Back in 2012, you helped put together our first quilt, made up of messages of hope from our donors, which was sent to our project in Cuba.

Last year, our Threads of Change campaign quilt made its way to Zimbabwe, to one of the hardest hit drought areas, where we met with a group for women’s economic empowerment.

Today we’re asking you to send courage and hope to women and girls around the world who are living under the threat of violence.  In our frontline work, Oxfam has seen the impact of rampant and horrifying abuse against women and girls in the countries where we work.

Whether in our own neighborhoods or around the world, what we know for certain is that the underlying beliefs about what are ‘appropriate’ roles for men and women are often a key root cause of violence against women and girls.

With your gift, you can help increase access to services for survivors of violence and their families, and support women’s economic empowerment through skills-building and entrepreneurship training. 

And you’ll be there with Oxfam as we work to have much needed conversations about social norms.

This year, we will have the fabric pieces sewn into table cloths, and when women around the world gather around these tables, when the conversations they so desperately need are taking place, they will know we stand in solidarity with them. Thank you. 

Our Threads of Change Quilt campaign has touched hundreds of people with inspirational messages of hope, thanks to our donors. We continue to be deeply touched by the outpouring of support from our donors – thank you!

Our Threads of Change Quilt campaign has touched hundreds of people with inspirational messages of hope, thanks to our donors.

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