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04 Nov

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Meet one of our interns!

November 4, 2015 | By |

 

This wonderful lady’s name is Cassie.12195758_1051276348216244_4352833858480717015_n

She has been working with WE International since the spring of this year. She took a summer to go to Peru, and has rejoined us this fall. Her area of expertise is the management of the WE-Stand4 merchandise. Through her work with WE, she contributes to the economic empowerment of the Ugandan women who craft the goods seen on www.WE-Stand4.org.

Name: Cassie

School or Occupation: Student (Senior)

Major: International Studies, Economic Development

What are you doing at WE and how is it making a difference: I’m working with the WEstand4 product line. We partner with so many incredibly talented artisans, and to be able to offer a place where they can sell their products and help gain income is something that is truly life changing.

How did you get involved with WE: I met with the CEO of WE International and shortly understood what amazing things they were doing. It took me less than a few weeks to get my foot in the door and see how I could help make a difference.

What global issue are you most passionate about: I’m specifically interested addressing economic development issues and global health inequality.

Have you been to any developing countries: Peru & Brazil

If someone would buy you a ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go: Anywhere in Latin America, Asia or Africa

What is your “go to” pizza: Papa Murphy

Why do giraffes have such long necks: So they can reach the most delicious fruit on the highest tree!

What is your pet peeve: When people are quick to make assumptions and judgments about other people’s lives

Which famous person would you most like to see play you in a film: I don’t know, I’m not a big movie person actually

Favorite Superhero: Power puff girls

Favorite food/flavor of ice cream: Moose tracks!

Do you have a favorite sport?: Soccer

Morning fix: Coffee & time with the Lord!

 

21 Sep

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WE partner with One Million Thumbprints

September 21, 2015 | By |

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WE are excited to announce our support for One Million Thumbprints, a campaign against Violence against women in war zones.  When a region of the world is in conflict, women often suffer the most due to the prevalence of sexual violence.

The campaign is a movement to collect one million thumbprints from people who stand against this tragedy. The thumbprints represent both the individuality of human spirit, and the interconnectedness between those individuals.

You can check out the campaign here, and download your Thumbkit here.

Join us in standing against this evil by joining your thumbprint to this cause!

07 Sep

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A new semester usually means a new season for WE

September 7, 2015 | By |

20150721_151017 (1)With this fall semester, WE is welcoming in the largest batch of interns it’s ever had!

We’re excited to see all the ways that WE will be able to expand and grow as interns work on the website, social media, the child sponsorship program, and event planning to both spread awareness of social injustice, and to combat it.

There’s a lot of stuff in the works for WE International, people! Many hands make light work!

Here’s to a new season, a new team, and minds set on collaboration in order to make a difference in the lives of all WE reaches.

It’s looking like it’ll be a great fall.

30 Jun

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Our WE team just got back from Uganda!

June 30, 2015 | By |

WE had the fantastic opportunity of spending two weeks in Uganda, touching base with the staff there as well as participants in our microfinance program and child sponsorship programs.

WE also got back with more goods for our WE-Stand4 online store!

Check out this sneak peak of all the goodies:

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Aprons, woven baskets, paper bead necklaces and clutches, and wooden bowls and elegantly beaded spoons.

Keep your eye out for new arrivals in our WE-Stand4 store and new content on the website about this trip!

10 Jun

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The Justice Conference!

June 10, 2015 | By |

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WE International had the fantastic opportunity of supporting and attending The Justice Conference in Chicago this past weekend. It was a great time for different people that have been involved with WE International to meet each other, promote WE at our expo booth, and learn about justice issues that are on different people’s hearts right now. We heard from upwards 25 different speakers on what our role is in fighting injustice in unity and in solidarity with those who suffer.

If you missed it, the good news is that The Justice Conference will be in Chicago again next year, and you can already sign up!

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Our good-looking booth to get others involved with WEI.

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Late after the conference had wrapped up, a trip to Cloud Gate (aka THE BEAN) in Millennium Park was mandatory.

26 May

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Justice Conference in Chicago!

May 26, 2015 | By |

 

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Hi friends!

An update:

WE International is preparing for the Justice Conference in Chicago on June 5th and 6th. It will be held at The Auditorium Theater, beginning at 7pm on the 5th (which is a Friday).

There will be sessions and worship.

Sessions will be jam-packed with wise, renowned and godly speakers: Dr. Cornel West, Bob Goff, Shauna Niequist, Louie Giglio, Amena Brown, Stephan Bauman, Eugene Cho, Louis Dooley, Esther Havens, Jonathan Merritt, Pastor Michael McBride, Neichelle Guidry, and… seriously? MORE.

Learn about social justice issues extending from Chicago itself, all the way to the farthest corners of the earth.

From the website,

“Our vision is to serve the discovery of ideas, celebrate the beauty of justice, and foster a community of people who live justice together. Now, more than ever, people of faith need to come together to wrestle with the injustice in our world.”

Crowder, Rend Collective and Micah Bournes will be there, too.

Please consider coming to the conference! We believe that it will be informative, and catalyzing.

Registration is $169 for the individual, or $139 for individuals in a group of 5 or more.

Join us! We’re pretty excited about this, and we think you should be, too!

 

 

08 Nov

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Volunteers

November 8, 2013 | By |

We have had a lot of momentum in the WE International office over the past couple of months. We have two newstudent interns: Tracy and Dana who have been putting in a lot of hard work for our organization stateside. TrPhoto on 2013-11-08 at 13.42acy is specializing in setting up a child sponsorship program for the kids we serve in Uganda and Dana’s forte is running our social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. We are so excited to have these two ladies bringing energy and new ideas into the office. We also have had a lot of other volunteers helping out with website maintenance, grant researching, and administrative tasks. We are so grateful to each individual for bringing their gifts and talents to our team and helping to forward our mission. Tomorrow is our second volunteer meeting for the fall where we will get to hear how we are coming along in our goals. If you are interested in being a volunteer for WE International or applying for an internship with us don’t hesitate to contact us at dlippiatt@weinternational.org

23 Oct

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Saharawi people

October 23, 2013 | By |

This past month, David had the opportunity to address the United Nations regarding

human rights violations in Western Sahara.  David first visited the Saharawi in 2005, and was moved by their plight. He also took some great pictures! He first spoke on behalf of the Saharawi at the UN in 2006 advocating for their right to sovereignty and freedom from oppression that has persisted under the Moroccan government.

 

Currently, the UN, the International Court of Justice and the African Union as well as many other sovereign states recognize Western Sahara’s right to be a free and sovereign nation. However, the Moroccan government has continued to obstruct the Saharawi’s right to self-determination, and oppose a free Western Sahara, Africa’s last colony.

 

He also spoke about the need for investigation and monitoring of human rights violations (Human Rights Mandate). There are much needed peacekeeping operations in Western Sahara, as they have been involved in a 38-year conflict. The Moroccan government continues to infringe on the Saharawi people’s rights by limiting their freedom of expression, ability to assemble and their right to due process. The Robert F Kennedy Center for Human Rights, asserts  “the situation requires not only a permanent presence by the United Nations, but a clear human rights mandate to ensure that such abuses do not continue and to send a clear message that the global community will not tolerate these violations”. Human rights investigations and monitoring have become an integral part of UN peacekeeping operations elsewhere in order to deter abuses and to promote accountability. The Saharawi people would greatly benefit from the Human Rights Mandate, given Morocco’s long history of gross human rights abuses.

 

For more information about the Saharawi’s struggle, check http://rfkcenter.org/rfk-center-reports-ongoing-human-rights-violations-in-western-sahara-3?lang=en

 

This is one way the WE address injustice internationally. Stay tuned for more information about what WE are doing and ways that you can partner with us!