In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~Gandhi

The U.S. Take a Big Step Towards Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

  • Posted on: 12 August 2013
  • By: Buy the change

On Friday, August 9, 2013, the U.S. government released a report titled, United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence. The report is a result of an Executive Order issued by President Obama addressing this important issue that affects one in three girls worldwide. The strategy it details puts the weight of United State’s foreign policy and international assistance behind ending the global epidemic of gender-based violence.

According to a statement released by...

“Girl Rising:” Educate Girls, Change the World

  • Posted on: 5 August 2013
  • By: Buy the change

Have you heard of “Girl Rising,” the documentary that tells the story of nine girls from the developing world who overcame poverty, slavery and sexual violence to secure an education? If not, you’re in luck because we’ll tell you a little about their heartbreaking challenges and ultimate triumphs, and provide resources for you to get more info to find a screening near you.

5 Small Ways to Make a Difference

  • Posted on: 29 July 2013
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“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” – Author Unknown

It is our passion and mission to support women worldwide. We hope you share this passion too, but no matter what you support and believe in, we want to provide you with ways to make a difference. Here are five small ways:

Product Testimonials

  • Posted on: 8 July 2013
  • By: Buy the change

Back in March, we asked our customers to share what they loved about their Buy The Change purchases on Facebook. We enjoyed reading these responses so much that we wanted to share them all with you. And, it goes without saying, we completely agree with what everyone said! We also want to encourage more people to share what they love about our products.

Sometimes writing testimonials can be difficult, so we’d like to offer some tips/suggestions: You can write about your favorite colors, the quality, or how you wear or use the product. If it’s a home décor item, where you placed it or what you’re using it for are terrific comment topics. For beauty products, the smell, quality, and texture, or the results/effects. Did you purchase a bag or tote? If so, where did you take it and what you carry in it? And of course, tell us about the compliments you’ve received on your purchases. Also, don’t forget to post pictures of the products or the products in use. Show us how you wear your silk scarves. Or, where you put the raffia bowl in your home and what you store in it. We want to hear everything & anything about your purchases. And here are those examples of comments we received...

273 Laborers Freed in India

  • Posted on: 26 June 2013
  • By: Buy the change

Today, we want to share the incredible news of a rescue mission by the International Justice Mission (IJM), which freed 273 forced laborers from two brick-making factories early last week. This effort entailed working with local authorities in Chennai, India, and is the second largest anti-slavery mission in IJM’s history. The laborers described the terrible conditions in which they were forced to work 17-hour days, six days a week. They were not allowed to leave the factories and were paid pennies at the end of the week. Children as young as three were forced to work in these conditions as well. All claimed to have been promised decent employment. A turning point in this rescue mission came when...

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