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Mercy Hands Europe is a youth and women-led, non-profit Swiss organisation that works to safeguard dignity, sustain human rights and build sustainable futures for people, particularly those who are the most vulnerable.

We implement humanitarian and development projects in disaster affected areas and impoverished communities, either directly through field missions, our sister organization, or other local partners.

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πŸ“’ New Article Alert!

πŸ“° We’re thrilled to announce the release of our latest article: « Effective Management of a Development Project in Times of Conflict: Communication, Monitoring, and Protection.Β Β»

πŸ” Dive into the essential strategies and insights crucial for navigating development projects amidst challenging circumstances. From effective communication to vigilant monitoring and ensuring protection, this article covers it all.

πŸ”— Click on this link to read the full article:

#NewArticle #DevelopmentProject #Communication #Monitoring #Protection #ProjectManagement #ConflictManagement #RiskManagement #SustainableDevelopment

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🌱 "Water, Plants, and Animals for a Sustainable Ethiopia" Update. Today, we`re thrilled to share another glimpse of our work in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, highlighting the positive impact of our project on local lives.

🌟 Meet Addis Tamire, one of our beneficiaries. Despite facing numerous challenges, including being landless, economically disadvantaged, deaf, and navigating life post-divorce, Addis started transforming her life through this project.

🐏 In July 2023, we supported her by providing her with two pregnant sheep-goat hybrids. With diligent care and management, Addis not only nurtured her sheep but also successfully sold one lamb in January for 6,700 BIRR ($118 USD). This significant income enabled her to purchase essential food grains and food items for the upcoming season.

From two hybrids to now owning six, Addis expresses immense joy and gratitude for the progress she`s made and her improved status in life. We are excited to continue sharing updates about our project and the incredible individuals like Addis who are making strides toward a more sustainable and empowered future.

🀍 This project could only take place thanks to the generous support of our donors, @ville_de_geneve, @eafoundationuk, CARBOGEN AMCIS, and the commune of ChΓͺne-Bourg.

#SustainableEthiopia #CommunityEmpowerment #EthiopianInitiatives #SustainabilityInAction #WaterPlantsAnimals #EmpoweringCommunities #SustainableDevelopment #EthiopianFarmers #SupportLocalCommunities #EnvironmentalSustainability

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🀝 Continuously working with the Board of Directors to enhance MHEurope`s initiatives and strategize for the upcoming years.

✨ Together, let`s refine our plans to improve our impact, finding ways to reach and assist more people in conflict-affected areas.

πŸ—“οΈ Exciting things ahead as we map out our path for 2024! Stay tuned for updates!

#teamwork #planningahead #MHEurope2024 #mercyhandseurope #organization #BoardofDirectors #cooperation #solidarity #secretary #president #projectmanager #management #capacitystrengthening
#member #membership

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On February 10th, 2024, Mercy Hands Europe, represented by its Executive Director (ED), Michela Gisella Maccabruni, attended the 33rd Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference, hosted by Harvard Business School`s Women`s Student Association (WSA).

The conference commenced with an enlightening address by Ann Sarnoff, Former Chair & CEO of Warner Bros. She shared her pioneering journey as the first female Chair and CEO of a major studio, highlighting the significance of deriving motivation from one`s work and embracing imperfections as catalysts for self-confidence.

Subsequently, attendees participated in the "Female Founders: Opportunities and Challenges" panel, featuring eminent entrepreneurs such as Suneera Madhani, Founder of Stax Payments and CEO School, Katie Palencsar, Partner at Anthemis Group, Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Co-founder & CEO of and, and Deboshree Dutta, Founder & CEO of Criya. The panel addressed crucial topics including imposter syndrome, capital acquisition, networking, and mental well-being in entrepreneurship.

In a following session titled "Unlocking Successes: Navigating Networks and Mentorship," participants engaged in discussions with Madeline Darcy, Hannah Graphin Von Waldersee, Julie Kim, Lourdes Long, and Jennifer Stucko, delving into the significance of mentorship, the power of networking, and the value of vulnerability in personal and professional development.

The conference culminated in a poignant keynote address by Victoria A. Budson, Partner & Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Bain Capital, who delivered an impassioned speech on human rights, inspiring attendees to advocate for diversity, equality, and justice.

We invite you to stay tuned for updates on the highlights of our journey at Dynamic Women in Business 2024 (#DWIB24). If you`re interested in joining us for future endeavors or connecting further, please don`t hesitate to reach out to us via LinkedIn.

We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to making this conference an unforgettable experience. πŸ’™

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πŸ™Œ Listen to our ISS Coordinator, Aya Mohamed, describe one of our many cases conducted in partnership with @issgeneralsecretariat, in this case ISS Switzerland.

πŸ«‚ We provide various forms of assistance to people affected by conflict across Iraq and Syria, including family reunification, child protection and support with reintegration following conflict and displacement.

πŸ’™ Operating within these circumstances is indeed challenging, but together we always find a way to implement the case and provide the best possible support to families. We are proud to have implemented over 20 cases so far since 2019 and are ready to expand the scope of this impact even further with our growing team.

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🌍✊ Today, on World Day of Social Justice, we stand united in our commitment to advancing social justice worldwide.

Social justice isn`t just an ideal; it`s at the heart of policies that shape our communities, nations, and the world. It`s about ensuring fairness, equality, and dignity for all.

πŸ’ΌAs we navigate global challenges, the momentum grows for policies that prioritize social justice. From improving inclusive and effective governance of work to ensuring employment opportunities and lifelong learning, reforming institutions for fairer labor market outcomes, and extending social protections across peoples` lifetimes, there`s a collective push for change.

Yet, we must acknowledge the stark realities of persisting injustices, inequality, and insecurity. These challenges demand urgent action.

🌐That`s why there`s a call for a Global Coalition for Social Justiceβ€”a platform to amplify voices, drive multilateral cooperation, and highlight successful initiatives. Together, we can bridge gaps and build a more just world.

🀝On this day, let`s recommit ourselves to the principles of social justice. Let`s work hand in hand to create a world where everyone can thrive.

#SocialJustice #Fairness #Equality #Inclusion #HumanRights #Dignity #Empowerment #Sustainability #SocialChange #Solidarity #BetterFuture #JusticeForAll

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