Women are the real architects of society. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
Vision: We envision a world in which all girls and women reach their fullest potential for global transformation, holding compassion as our driving force.
Mission: The mission of the Charter for Compassion Women and Girls sector is to provide a platform that would enable and foster the partnerships of our Charter Partners who encounter and advocate on all issues, such as those related to gender equality, education, feminine leadership, and spirituality. All who explore creative solutions that contribute to promoting the creation of a balanced and peaceful global community are embraced and supported. With our Partners, we aim to co-create healing one heart at a time for swift and regenerative change of our communities and world.
Compassionate Karachi brought us two talented graphic artists who listened to our intentions for this sector and helped us create our own logo. This was our first example of how collaboration, trust, and sisterhood is necessary in our work moving forward.
Why did we choose the colors you see? Orange is the color of the sacral center which is the power center of all women. This orange represents us all holding up and celebrating the infinite power and creativity of all girls and women of the world. The goddess contains the color purple, which is the crown chakra that defines the connection of us all together connected to something bigger than all of us. The divine and love for all is the essence of feminine leadership.We hope this logo inspires something deep within you.
What role do women play in supporting the global movement for compassion?
Since the beginning of recorded time, we know women sit at the center of our communities. Women are first to gather together when their families and communities are threatened. We are drawn together by a biological innate imperative to heal, nurture, support and protect our environment and preserve our cultures and traditions. Indigenous wisdom reminds us of this and the critical need to collaborate and cooperate, hold one another up and blow in one another’s sails.
We are individual women and in many cases are part of women’s groups, women’s networks and women’s networks of networks who have all said, “Yes” to the concept of making “compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world.” We have the unprecedented and inalienable power to support, nurture, compliment, learn from, mentor and collaborate with one another. It’s woven into the archetype of who we are as women.
What is the vision for this sector?
There is a vast and thriving matrix of women and organizations that serve women and girls that already exist within the Charter for Compassion. The Women and Girls sector’s vision is to provide the space to amplify the voices and efforts of women and girls Partners in a unique space within Charter for Compassion network. Our vision is to stretch the boundaries of our unique and diverse creativity and power to accomplish our common goal of a more compassionate world and the Charter for Compassion is a bonding agent in service to this power.
Our signature projects
- Consortium connections: Charter Partners who identify in the Women and Girls sector are further organized by their body of work, as you will find in Women and Girls Partners (hylerlinked to that page). We encourage opportunities to network, learn, share, and explore with others in similar fields of interest and work.
- Quarterly Calls: We host 4 signature webinars throughout the year that promote issues and bring high profile attention to certain initiatives. We are careful to engage our Partners who work on these initiatives.
- Ambassador program empowers the most important layer of our leadership. We now have youth and millennial Ambassador programs.
- We strive to elevate our Partner's work on social media, through our programming and in our newsletters. We also pay attention to patterns and find opportunities for relationship building within and with Partners in other sectors.
How does a Women/Girls organization, network, or network of networks become a Partner for the Charter for Compassion?
There is a distinct and powerful pattern that emerges in women’s leadership that is organic and requires it’s own space to grow. By joining the Women and Girls sector, you are showing up and contributing to a growing community of women and girls and the organizations that serve them. Within the women and girls sector are sub-sectors of our work by and for women and girls that you will find easy access to:
Connecting with others doing the work in:
Become a Women and Girls Partner! Apply here.
What resources are found in this sector?
Women and Girls: downloadable flyer