The theme for International Development Week (IDW) 2012 is I Am Making A Difference and the focus is the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation has produced nine video profiles of Manitobans from all walks of life who are contributing their time and effort to take action as global citizens. Below you can view these profiles as well as the music video “Unbreakable”, a song about the importance of the empowerment of women and girls, written, composed and recorded by eight young people from around Manitoba. Visitors who view these videos can enter a contest to win a $250 Fair Trade wardrobe.
From middle year students to seniors, women and men in urban and rural Manitoba demonstrate that everyone can make a difference in the lives of others. Their actions, such as raising awareness at school events, promoting cooperatives in the developing world and teaching sustainable farming methods, are helping to create a brighter future where women and girls have access to food, education, health care and are able to support themselves economically.