November 25th, according to the United Nations, is the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women“. The United Nations Development Fund for Women estimates that at least one of every three women globally will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
For them, we choose to stand up.
We will stand, not because it is a popular thing to do, we stand because it’s the only thing we can do; these are our sister’s, mother’s, girlfriends, acquaintances, humans, women.
They are even some of us.
The designers and models of Second Life will stand to be heard, support, embrace, and raise up these women November 23, 2013. We will let the victims, and their abuser’s, know we won’t turn our back on them, or cover our eyes, we are here and we care. Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential.
So won’t you stand with us?
Our dedicated, giving designers of Second Life have created unique items for this event, there will be only one copy of their liberte inspired design and through their generosity, and your generous giving heart, it can be yours. During the week long 2Lei event in Second Life (November 18th through the 25th) there will be several events taking place.
Fashion Auction Location / Picture by Caoimhe Lionheart
For our event, the Designers and models auction portion, from November 19th through November 22nd, you can preview these designer’s items on the Salimar Luxury District sim,maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SaliMar/95/127/502 and place bids on items you wish to own.
The final “live” bidding will take place November 23rd, 2013 at 2:30PM SLT, with some of Second Life’s finest models donating time to style and show these amazing designs. The auction’s bid winner will receive their one of a kind outfit from the model and will be the only owner of the outfit for eternity. All proceeds from the auction will go to the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. www.unfoundation.org/how-to-help/donate/fund-for-un-women...
Please come and celebrate with us. Please, give with us, even if it is only your time, please support this important cause.
With $10US (approx. 2500L), 6 women survivors of violence can receive psychosocial counseling in countries across Africa and Asia. With $100USD (25000L), 17 women’s right activists in the Middle East can be trained to engage men and boys as change agents to end violence against women and girls. With our pooled together $1,000USD (250,000L), 70 police officers can be sensitized to respond to women survivors of violence without gender bias in India. Every little bit helps. Together, we can help.
Won’t you be a partner to essential change with us?
Second Life Fashion World STAND with 2Lei - "One of a Kind" Fashion Auction