Looking good and healing from domestic abuse may seem like entirely different concepts to some, but the combined efforts of Women Aware, a nonprofit Middlesex, New Jersey-based support group founded in 1981 for females and their families who have experienced domestic abuse, and Genucel, a subdivision of a beauty company titled Chamonix, have helped heal formerly abused women by encouraging self-esteem growth and repair. How does it work? Well, abuse is a stressor that can result in low self-esteem, PTSD, and mental disorders such as anxiety and depression; in turn, these mental illnesses and stress cause plenty of ailments and poor health effects, including poor skin conditions and eye bags, which eventually evolve into wrinkles and loose skin. This is where Genucel comes in; Women Aware receives beauty bags from Genucel that include anti-wrinkle creams that can help repair the formerly abused women’s skin and make it look and feel healthier, which, of course, serves to boost the women’s self-esteem, helping them feel better about themselves and forget about the insecurities they harbored during and in aftermath of the abuse they experienced, reports medicaldailytimes.
On top of providing the women receiving aid through Women Aware with beauty bags, Genucel made monetary donations to 5k marathons and walks geared towards raising funds and awareness for domestic abuse and programs to help rehabilitate women who are trying to recover from it. Not only do these walks raise awareness to the victims, but, believe it or not, they also serve as a form of therapy for these same victims; it is called ecotherapy, and it is the concept that walking outdoors, and exploring nature and being outside in general, has health benefits and positive effects on both the mind and body. It is especially helpful for treating depression and anxiety, which is why this form of outdoors therapy, combined with the Genucel products that enforce high self-esteem, is great for women who have survived domestic abuse.
Together, the hotlines, emergency shelters, and abuse recovery programs provided by Women Aware plus Genucel’s anti-wrinkle products, which make women’s skin healthier and boost their self-esteem, lead women down a path of self-rediscovery, healing, and self-love.
In the modern landscape, there are countries and regions that are much better off than others. There are over 1 million individuals with some form of a disability across the globe. While a good majority of those individuals also live under the poverty line. In order to solve this global issue, Sightsavers has invested in the Global Disability Summit to raise awareness. A recent article on the website Gazette Day goes into deeper depth on the steps being taken.
The Global Disability Summit is an event where over 800 representatives from various countries come to attend. The recent summit had 4 focus areas of improvement: Respect, Education, Economic, and Technology. In addition, Sightsavers put together their own agenda for what they wanted accomplishing from the summit. The big outcome they desire is each party remaining committed to making the lives better of those disabled while remaining transparent in their practices back home.
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By the end of the summit, there were over 300 signatures in support of the policies discussed. While 170 of those members had committed to intact these new practices. These new plans range from law passage to stronger commitments. Several members will allocate more resources to conflict zones. At the same time, the world bank will strengthen the position of disabled individuals in the education systems. Sightsavers has been working tirelessly for years to get the major world to adjust their views on disabled individuals. Recently their efforts have begun to pay off.
The world is full of suppression for those who are more unfortunate than others, but organizations such as Sightsavers are doing their best to change that. The Global Disability Summit is a collective effort by the great powers of the world to change prescription and resource allotment to those disabled. Through hard work by all parties, the foundations of a brighter future for these individuals are being laid out. Sightsavers is working to change the world one step at a time.