STAR WALKERS FOUNDATION

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A little bit of context

Globally, women face horrific types of violence and widespread societal discrimination and marginalization specifically due to their gender.

*India ranks highest in the world in egregious acts against women including acid attacks, female genital mutilation, child marriage, stoning, physical abuse, and female infanticide [1].

*It is estimated that over 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime [2].

*Just 24 (5%) female CEOs led companies on the 2018 Fortune 500 [3].

These numbers are sobering. However, the good news is that women, no longer content to remain silent about their fears and struggles, are mobilizing as witnessed with the #MeToo movement and the myriad of women's marches across continents.


Notes

[1]https://www.upworthy.com/5-million-indian-women-just-made-a-385-mile-human-chain-for-equality?c=ufb1&fbclid=IwAR17a29z4WFNLv7lZFLdTZ-UCN4zWmg1D_gPN45L_NGBUBu8RJfhunE39YY

[2] "Crime situation in South Africa: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016" (PDF). South African Police Service. 2 September 2016. p. 21.

[3]https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/21/2018s-fortune-500-companies-have-just-24-female-ceos.html

Here’s what we’re doing about it

To continue this shift in awareness, Star Walkers Foundation is raising a rallying call to elevate the voice and visibility of marginalized women through the transformative power of pilgrimage.

In the spring of 2020, we will embark and film our first annual walk with 13 women, from around the globe. Together these women will trek a 500-mile, 50-day journey along the ancient pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (“The Way of the Stars”) from France to Spain. As a rite of passage, these women will be confronted with their strengths and weaknesses to discover a renewed sense of self and life’s purpose


YOU CAN JOIN US BY LOVINGLY SUPPORTING OUR MISSION

In order to make this vision a reality, we are reaching out to individuals, organizations, and companies like yours that share the same values and goals of inspiring positive social change for financial support. Join us in our mission and donate today.

Star Walkers Foundation Inc (Tax ID # 83-1856442) ] is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to Star Walkers are deductible for income tax purposes, to the extent permitted by law.




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