Saturday, January 16, 2010

Because I am a GIRL

The Because I am a Girl campaign is not just about the unique inequalities and obstacles faced by girls in developing countries. It's about highlighting that the best way to break the intergenerational poverty cycle is through proper investment in girls' development.

The campaign isn't just focused on girls themselves. It also means working with fathers, brothrs, uncles, grandfathers and community leaders to make sure they are helping girls in their communities to realise their rights.

Research shows that educated girls grow into educated women who marry later, have healthier (and less) babies and are more likely to educate their own children.

Investing in girls has a large development impact on their families and future children, with long term benefits for poverty reduction and economic grouwth. Go to

Friday, January 15, 2010

Welcome to 2010

A very quiet time over Christmas / New Year for Canberra Handmade but shows are commencing again so check out the Calendar at for some great exhibitions. If you hear of anything else happening - exhibitions, competitions, workshops etc please let us know.

Onwards and upwards into a great year and check out the 'Lifes Reflections' competition below

Life's Reflections - Photographic Competition

Life’s Reflections is a community-focussed amateur photographic competition
and exhibition managed and supported by the ACT Office for Ageing on
behalf of the ACT Government.

The competition is open to all ACT residents and ACT school children across
four entrant categories.

Photographic entries must depict at least one person over the age of 55 years
and reflect the benefits of positive ageing, the importance of healthy, active
lifestyles and the value of intergenerational relationships for older persons.

Entry Forms and Conditions of Entry are available at
For further assistance and information please contact 6205 3113 during business hours

Entries close 5.00pm, Friday, 19 February 2010