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  • The Human Rights Issue
  • Homelessness
  • Children
  • Hunger
  • Our environment concerns
  • Women security and equality
  • What should be done for women?
  • Lee Push Factor
  • Pull Factors
  • We need supporters
  • Women's Program
  • WCG101 Women Empowerment
More than 1 billion people live in poverty around the world, and a great majority of them are women. Women's poverty results in widespread violations of their human rights. When a woman faces a lack of access to adequate housing, food, or health care, her human rights are violated. When she lives in an unsafe and unhealthy environment or lacks access to clean water, she is not enjoying her fundamental human rights to a life of dignity and to an adequate standard of living.
Poverty can also be caused by violations of human rights, particularly women's human right to non-discrimination when women are denied equal access to employment opportunities, are paid less than men for equal work, or are prevented by law or custom from owning or inheriting land, they are made vulnerable to poverty. When women are denied equal access to education, when they do not have the equal right to decide on the number and spacing of children, or when they have an unequal share of the responsibility for raising children, their ability to earn an income and to be protected from poverty is greatly compromised..

 How you can help
You can start by sharing this note to your friends and you can also help out in your communities visit other ngo's in your area and take action in ways you can e.g you can donate or even volunteer.

The Human Rights Issue

Human Rights relating to poverty are set out in basic human rights treaties which includes:

The human right to an adequate standard of living, including access to housing, food, clean water, and basic social services.

The human right to a healthy and safe environment.

The human right to primary health care and medical attention in case of illness.

The human right to freedom from discrimination based on sex, in all aspects of life and work.

The human right to equal access to education and training.

The human right to equal access to productive resources, including land and credit.

The human right to work and receive wages that contribute to an adequate standard of living.

The human right to equal pay for equal work, and to equality of opportunity in hiring and promotion.

The human right to proper consideration of women's reproductive rights and sexuality, including job security during and after pregnancy, flexible working conditions, and access to child care.

The human right to equality within the family and shared responsibilities for children's upbringing.

The human right to social security in the event of unemployment, disability, old age, or other lack of livelihood.

The human right to be treated with dignity, and to freedom from violence and exploitation.

The human right to full and equal participation in shaping decisions of importance to women, their families and communities, including decisions relating to poverty eradication and development.

The human right to sustainable development.

The human right to peace.

Almost everyone has seen a homeless person in a major city. We have gotten used to seeing their despondent faces and listening to pleas for help. But while homeless people are often taken for granted as a part of the urban landscape, their plight should not be ignored. 

Ways you can help
 Homelessness is a monumental problem, but there are things you can do to help. Educating yourself and others about homeless people is very important by sharing this note. You can also create a fundraising to promote and raise awareness and fund through social networking eg facebook, blogs, myspace, twitter  etc.

Do you know that young people around the world face poverty, hunger, disease and violence every day. Many of their parents do not have the resources to help them due to economic problems. 
 "Millions of children continue to endure the dreadful indignities of poverty; hundreds of thousands suffer the effects of conflict and economic chaos; tens of thousands are maimed in wars; many more are orphaned or killed by HIV/AIDS," said Kofi Annan, secretary general of the United Nations, in The State of the World's Children 2000. 


The statistics on hunger 

§                               More than 800 million men, women and children around the world are chronically hungry, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

§                             About 199 million children suffer from various stages of undernutrition, according to the FAO. Most of these children live in South Asia.

§                            About 46 percent of undernourished people in Sub-Saharan Africa live on less than 300 kilocalories of food per day.

As we enter the 21st century with new technologies promising to improve our lives, many people still live without basic necessities. A recent FAO report stated that most people who are hungry live in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Our environment concerns
 Global warming.
 Ozone depletion.
Water Pollution.
Disappearing rain-forests.
Nuclear waste.
Oil spills in our rivers and oceans.

The problems faced by our Earth is alarming. Humans set about to alter the environment thousands of years ago, and with today's fossil fuels and chemicals, the damage has been great. The Earth's resources are rapidly depleting and many people do not have access to safe drinking water. While not all of the destruction is reversible, there are solutions to some environmental problems. 

Ways  you can help
There are many simple ways you can contribute to the health of the environment: conserve water
 save electricity
 Start recycling
  You can also organize a cleanup of your neighborhood, a park, a beach or other public property. And create a fundraising for the project if you wish. Contact us if you wish to get involved to save our planet

Women security and equality
Every year representatives of Member States of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which  is dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women, gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.

 A (livelihood) refers to the capabilities, assets and strategies that people use to make a living; that is, to earn enough money to support themselves and their families through a variety of economic activities. In refugee and internally displaced person (IDP) contexts, livelihoods cover the range of activities and programs that work toward and enhance self-reliance, including: non-formal education, vocational and skills training programs, income generation activities, food for work programs, apprenticeship placement projects, micro-credit schemes, agriculture programs, business start up programs, seeds and tools projects, animal disbursement projects, self-employment and job placement programs. The goal of any livelihoods strategy is to develop self-reliance.

With refugees displaced for longer periods than ever before, the ways in which refugees particularly women and adolescents can earn a living and sustain themselves and their families must be addressed systematically and comprehensively while they are displaced. Livelihoods are vital for the social, emotional and economic well-being of displaced persons and are a key way to increase the safety of displaced women and adolescents specifically.
The Women’s Refugee Commission researches and develops guidelines on appropriate livelihoods for displaced women and youth that recognize their skills, experience and capacity. Livelihoods are targeted towards local markets, are comprehensive in approach, and promote self-reliance that is both dignified and sustainable.

Women spend more time providing unpaid care giving than men. Women are more likely than men to care for children and elderly or disabled family members. One study found that 69 percent of unpaid caregivers to older adults in the home are women. Because combining unpaid care giving with paid work can be challenging, women are more likely to work part time or take time out of the workforce to care for family. Twenty-three percent of mothers are out of the workforce compared to just 1 percent of fathers.

Women are more likely to bear the costs of raising children. When parents are not living together, women are more likely to take on the economic costs of raising children. Eight in ten custodial parents are women, and custodial mothers are twice as likely to be poor as custodial fathers.

Pregnancy affects women’s work and educational opportunities more than men’s. The economic costs associated with pregnancy are more significant for women than for men. Unplanned and mistimed pregnancies in particular can result in the termination of education and keep women from getting and sustaining solid employment.

Domestic and sexual violence can push women into a cycle of poverty. Experiencing domestic or sexual violence can lead to job loss, poor health, and homelessness. It is estimated that victims of intimate partner violence collectively lose almost 8 million days of paid work each year because of the violence perpetrated against them by current or former husbands, boyfriends, or dates. Half of the cities surveyed in the US by the U.S. Conference of Mayors identified domestic violence as a primary cause of homelessness.

What should be done for women?
The poverty gap between men and women is not inevitable. The gender wage gap has narrowed over the past 30 years as women have gained greater access to education, the labor market, and better paid jobs. Ending women’s poverty and providing better economic opportunities for all women will require specific policy actions to ensure that:
§                               Women should receive the pay they deserve and equal work conditions
§                               Women should have access to higher-paying jobs
§                               Women in the workforce should  have affordable child and elder care, as well as access    to quality flexible work and paid family leave
§                               Women should receive the support they need through expanded tax credits to help meet the costs of raising their families
§                               Women should receive the contraceptive services they need so that they can plan their families
§                               Women should receive the support and protection they need to leave violent situations while maintaining job and housing stability
§                               Women should be educated in the need to say no to drug trafficking and report any attempt made to convince them to become a carrier.
§                               Pregnant women should be giving a health benefits for mother and child.
§                               Justice should be passed for women who are victims of domestic abuse.
§                               Sex slavery should be stopped.
§                               Women who are living with AID /HIV and handicapped should be allowed to participate in the society and employed.

Freedom is the key to happiness take a stand with us  to stop sex slavery!
Trafficking women for prostitution became a problem in Benin City in the mid-1980s when free-market economic reforms led to massive job losses and impoverished many Nigerians. The Nigeria-Italy prostitution trade has become a sinister, self-propagating cycle. trafficked abroad to work in the sex trade come from Edo state, where Benin City is located, according to United Nations estimates. The main destination is Italy.

The reality is some women choose this, but many are smuggled not only for sex work, but for forced labor and domestic help.  Women are being manipulated using local traditional oaths to scare them and force them into sex work.

Before they leave Nigeria shores, women are taken to traditional shrines where they swear to pay their debts to their Madams and not to denounce them to the police.
The women leave fingernails, pubic hairs, soiled underwear and other intimate items at the shrines. These, according to traditional beliefs which are strong in Benin, give the priests power to harm them wherever they are in the world. 
The girls are mostly under aged ranging from 13 years  and above are forced to sleep with the trolley's are they are referred  will be in charge of transporting them to Italy.Their route is from Benin to Kano, eventually they will board a taxi to Niger before embarking on a dangerous journey through the Sahara desert 

Madrid has temporarily suspended the deportation of illegal African migrants to Morocco, amid reports by humanitarian organisations that Moroccan police are dumping sub-Saharans in the desert without food or water.

 October 2005 Report from an incident where 1,000 immigrants were abandoned on the desert border with Algeria after Spain put pressure on Morocco to stop the unprecedented influx of illegal Africans into the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
"They deported us, right from Nador where I stayed in Morocco here, take us to the SaharaDesert and dumped everybody there," said a 25-year-old Nigerian who gave his name as John.
"No food, no water, nothing. Those who didn't have strength after walking, walking, walking, enough sun, they fall down and die."
Spanish television has shown images of handcuffed sub-Saharans crying for help through the windows of police buses traveling through the Moroccan desert. Morocco has denied it is responsible.
But United Nations peacekeeping monitors are currently searching the Western Sahara for immigrants they believe have been abandoned there.

Lee Push Factor
  •             Not enough jobs
  •                      Few opportunities
  •                      Primitive conditions
  •                      Desertification
  •                      Famine or drought
  •                      Political fear or persecution
  •                      Slavery or forced labor
  •                      Poor medical care
  •                      Loss of wealth
  •                      Natural disasters
  •                      Death threats
  •                      Lack of political or religious freedom
  •                      Pollution
  •                      Poor housing
  •                      Landlord/tenant issues
  •                      Bullying
  •                      Discrimination
  •                      Poor chances of marrying
  •                      Condemned Housing (Radon Gas etc.)
  •                      War/Civil War
Pull Factors
  •                      Job opportunities
  •                      Better living conditions
  •                      Political and/or religious freedom
  •                      Enjoyment
  •                      Education
  •                      Better medical care
  •                      Attractive climates
  •                      Security
  •                      Family links
  •                      Industry
  •                      Better chances of marrying 
The best policy solutions to address women’s poverty must combine a range of decent employment opportunities with a network of social services that support healthy families, such as quality health care, child care, and housing support. Policy objectives must also recognize the multiple barriers to economic security women face based on their race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexuality, physical ability, and health status. These approaches must promote the equal social and economic status of all women by expanding their opportunities to balance work and family life.

There are major areas which we hope to  contribute to support these individuals, we  are raising funds to enable us provide lands for local farmers , seeds for planting, safe water for drinking, free medical facilities, free medication, financial support through entrepreneur lending program, free education etc... All this can be provided for through your kind contributions and donation..
We organize arts exhibition and education seminars, we sell products made from our organization to encourage the poor. We also contribute to aiding and helping other ngo’s who have dedicated themselves to serve humanity.

We need supporters
To help us to support women by  empowering them through our micro loan support and training workshop where they earn reasonable pay from  e.g hand crafts ,arts, skills , cloth design and embroidery , general sales and restaurant etc

To help us provide free education for children irrespective or nationality or religion  
To support the fight against Women & trafficking by searching and rescuing victims and proving them with jobs within and out side our charity organization. To support our free education and training for those who have no education background or qualification.

To help us encourage Youths to desist from drug abuse and practice by creating an educational awareness and support counseling in training including rehabilitation programs  

To help us spread our wcg101 care shots within and outside our community by working with other ngos worldwide. Help by providing our volunteer supports for emergencies during disasters 
To create awareness for global warming, water scarcity, Volunteering programs Cancer AIDS, and other health issues...etc 

To also support human right activists through networking and donations 

Get involved or donate.

You want to volunteer but you cant Travel ?
There Are Several Volunteer Opportunity At Our Ngo Go through this page to find out more about our volunteer opportunities.

 Volunteer to Teach In Schools At Our Organization In Africa & Asia:

Does it make you feel so sad to watch documentaries about poverty stricken communities, see in TV or listen to people discuss about the plights of very deprived and helplessly poor people? 

If you desire to contribute to our society, to help very poor people in little ways that you can, this offer is meant for you.
We understand that after working in big cities and room with working excellent facilities like AC and TV etc.. including computer and steady electricity is going to be a challenge to work in a community that lacks all of these facilities. But remember this challenge is for the benefit of our very poor deprived women and children who urgently need our assistance in education and otherwise, indeed this task is not an easy task at all, however it gives one the utmost feelings of satisfaction and great pride to be a part of someones dream to become a doctor,nurse,teacher etc.. most of the children are really smart some of them wishes to grow up and become teachers so they can also impact in their communities . The people you are about to meet are living in isolated air-conditioned offices, cut off from much of the world, . Research shows that millions of children around the world are deprived of good education every year. Educated people, although willing to help, are unable to, as traveling to far away villages to teach or to facilitate education is an impractical and also an unattractive option.But we here hope to bring them to through you support and strength.
Teachers Training Urgently Needed:
We need volunteers who would be able to give the teachers some additional training in teaching young children . 
 If you are interested in volunteering to teach our NGO school in Africa, please CONTACT US
Teachers Forum:

We also have a teachers forum which brings together the entire educated community in discussing, fine-tuning, and improving the project of teaching children. Use this platform to discuss various pedagogical resources and the efficacy of a variety of teaching methods and materials.
This service is essentially about mobilizing resources. We have people from diverse backgrounds and expertise teaching students from a wide range of locations. The discussions generated by the experiences of all the teachers will begin to give us a better understanding of what works and what does not, what materials and methods are more effective, how to teach the various subjects to students of certain age groups or of specific backgrounds, and so on.
 So join us in our  free education movement and teach children anywhere in the world from the comfort of your home, and also get to interact with thousands of educators around the world.
Schedule & Durations
Learning period with be in the morning, afternoon and evening classes,  volunteers will be required to apply online or by mail, we provide a new level of learning, creativity, and even a bit of fun to entertain and create a feeling of wellness and family, so come people and lets have fun teaching and changing the lives of the poor illegal immigrants at our NGO's!..  
Note:No experience is required you will be giving a quick easy training when you arrive.

Job descriptions
We need volunteers to collaborate and  spread our NGO  network by reaching people via social websites e.g FACEBOOK, DIGG,STUMBLEUPON,MYSPACE,TWITTER , GOOGLE BUZZ,BLOGS AND WEBSITES etc..
Volunteers will encourage major trusted companies for sponsorship.
The job is simple and less time consuming. If you wish to take action please contact us via our contact form.

We are also seeking for volunteer 
 Big Success Education Center:  Big Success Education Center  (BSEC) is a small quality private  American Standard. We offer a day care and English kindergarten/pre-school , We provide services to children aged 1year to 13 years old and above.  Our learning center and is founded to assist the poor and the low income working parents who are interested to educate their children and adults who wish to further pursue an English course or other administrative and skill training.
 BSEC seeks teachers from all nationality to join our big success education center to teach  women and children. We require the following skills.

Ability to teach adults beginners English course and Maths.

Ability to interact with students patiently.

Ability to handle stress and create a quality friendship between student and teacher.

Experience is an advantage however is not required, you will be giving materials and will get support from other teachers.

If you don't mind the environment and our limited sleeping quarters for teachers then you are welcome to join us.

Please note: we do not provide pocket money or any sort of compensation as we depend on donations and volunteers to help these women and at the moment we are poorly funded ,thank your for understanding. Send us mail if you are interested to join this amazing experience. 

The future of these poor women depends on extending our educational assistance to both adults and young people as this will make them self reliant. WCG101 believes that women who are lacking educational opportunities are trapped permanently in poverty. Without jobs or skills to generate income, many people have migrated from the rural farming communities to the cities in search.  Unfortunately, many of these people fail to find work and are forced to exist on the streets as beggars some end up being used for sex worker or drug trafficking.
We constructed the adult Skills Training Center to give individuals the opportunity to learn new trades in order to generate income.  

The training programs help to prepare the young adults to become employable and self-reliant.  We believe this will result in better care for their families, as well as pass their skills on to enrich their families for generations to come. 
In addition to learning valuable trades, every individual enrolled in our Skills Enhancement Program must learn basic reading skills and arithmetic.  We hope that this knowledge will enable women to survive and thrive in the business world. 

Women's Program
Many women are the sole provider for their children.  Our training programs are teaching women to have marketable skills that will enable them to generate an income.  Currently, we enrolling women at our Skills Training Center.  They are learning the following skills:
  •  Basket weaving 
  •  Cotton Spinning
  •  Embroidery
  •  Jewelry Making
  • English Language
  • Beauty 
  • Fashion and designing 
We require a coordinator to interrview, recruit, reference, train, organize, and place these volunteers in the most appropriate way to ensure that they maintain the set objective  of our NGO at the communities in which they will be working.We guarantee that volunteer benefit greatly from the experience.
The volunteer coordinator will have ample opportunities to visit WCG101's different working sites and volunteers. This will give him / her thorough ideas on program implementation for grassroots level organizations. This may be the right job for  anyone who would like to pursue a career in the not-for-profit organizations.

Helping us to coordinate volunteers will also give him / her opportunity to cross cultural immersion since the volunteer has to deal with different people from different nationalities and cultures. It is however a very challenging task to cope with! The coordinator has to be very flexible! We encourage for long term (at least 3 months) commitment.

Volunteer coordinator's role
  • Recruiting, training, organizing and supervising volunteers;
  • Overseeing volunteer induction period;
  • Designing and delivering training relevant to interests and chosen program, including TEFL/ESL overview, health and safety, culture and language (the team can assist with this);
  • Planning and scheduling volunteer placement relevant to need, skills, strengths and abilities;
  • Liaising with partner organization/ community prior to placement'
  • Ensuring volunteer targets are set;
  • Regularly contacting volunteer to ensure they are satisfied with food and accommodation during placement;
  • Monitor and review volunteer workload and targets and adjust where necessary;
  • Evaluate end of placement;
  • Organize regular interactions amongst different projects and volunteers;
  • Develop new volunteer program strategies;
  • Implement a standardized working structure to enable wcg101 permanent staff to support volunteers in absence of international volunteer coordinator;
  • Develop links with international volunteer community, including International Volunteer Sending Agencies;
  • Keep an updated volunteer database.
Skills, experience and qualifications
  • Experience of overseeing staff, delivering training and organizing workloads;
  • Fluent written and spoken English;
  • Willing to work with local groups or grassroots organizations;
  • Willing in coordinating volunteers;
  • Computer proficiency, including databases, spreadsheets and word processing;
  • Ability to work in a team – open communication, ability to establish good working relationships;
  • Strategic thinking and teambuilding skills;
  • Self-confident, focused, pro-active and result oriented;
  • Flexible attitude to constantly shifting work priorities;
  • Experience in designing training programs and organizing trainings
  • Ability to manage personal workload, balance deadlines and manage competing pressures;
  • Knowledge of non-profit making, grassroots organizations;
  • Self-motivated team player with proactive, "get-the-job-done" mentality;
  • Excellent communicator as well as a leading supervisor for volunteers
  • Knowledge of non-violent direct action and development issues
Team membership
  • Work and communicate openly, effectively and co-operatively with all other team members;
  • Adhere to individual project deadlines and manage personal workload;
  • Respond to challenges, explore new ideas and take initiative in all aspects of teamwork;
  • Take full responsibilities for the completion of tasks as designated the WCG101;
  • Work closely with different project staff to maintain team and volunteer spirit;
  • Skills required / qualifications
Fundraising Team

Become known as someone who makes a real difference in the lives of others! Put aside a few minutes now to discover the life changing benefits to you in volunteering overseas.

We are seeking for a fund raising team who will help create an avenue for fund raising through media and social sites. This team will work hand in hand and will help each other in other to carry out tasks effectively.
we are looking for volunteers from all over the world. Men and women are welcome to join our volunteer teams.

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