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We believe that safety is a universal human right.

After traveling and working in Mexico and Africa, we became acutely aware of the risks facing women and girls worldwide, especially surrounding maternal health and intimate partner violence. Now more than ever, we are not only inspired to support and protect women, but also feel a great sense of urgency to do more. For that reason, our mission is to create meaningful jewelry and products that raise funds and deeper awareness regarding ways to empower and celebrate women and girls and to keep them safe throughout their lifetime. As part of this commitment, we also partner with and support organizations working toward meaningful and sustainable solutions to advance universal human rights, and end violence against women and girls.

Your Purchase Matters.

MAHENDI is honored to be a UN Trust Fund Orange Label Partner. We proudly donate a portion of our net proceeds from each purchase to the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.
 
The UN Trust Fund awards grants to initiatives that demonstrate that violence against women and girls can be systematically addressed, reduced and, with persistence, eliminated.

Ending impunity of perpetrators and achieving justice for victims.

Beginning in 2011, the UN Trust Fund invested in the inception of Physician for Human Right’s (PHR) Programme on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones and is currently funding its second generation of results. Since then, PHR trained 1,578 health, legal and law enforcement professionals across Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These providers served 42,162 survivors of sexual violence in the two countries. The survivors include 42 young girls in a small village called Kavumu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PHR’s forensic medical evidence training served to great effect in collecting key evidence instrumental for convictions in the landmark Kavumu case. In this case, the survivors were taken to the local Panzi Hospital, a grantee of the UN Trust Fund, whose founder Dr. Mukwege just won the Nobel Peace Prize. Watch the second video in a series highlighting this important work.