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Lyia Jalao's Fundraiser:

Global Hmong Women’s Summit

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BENEFITING: FREEDOM INC

ORGANIZER: FREEDOM INC

Lyia Jalao

THE STORY:

Hi Everyone,

My name is Lyia Jalao, I am a Hmong American living in the US, in a country where I can afford to fight for my education. I am raising this money in collaboration with the Hmong Women's Summit, all of the money will go towards all the young Hmong women in Laos and Thailand. I am hoping to raise $1000 on my own, but I need all of your help!

I have met and reached out to many victims and my cause has always remained the same, ending gender based violence. I am fortunate to live in a country that supports my life goals and amazing parents (featured in my photo) who believe in all that I do. I come from a family that cares about their children, that is what I hope to show with all the funds I have here. The funds will go towards funding the Hmong Women Advocates from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and China.

I hope that you share in my vision. I will be going to Thailand this year to meet with my Hmong sibling advocates and organize alongside movers and shakers.

My Day Job:

I am an advocate for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking at Empower Yolo (www.empoweryolo.org), I am choosing to be a part of a larger movement to help my Hmong siblings living abroad who are being exploited for their poverty and youth. They do not have any to advocate for them, I may live far away, but I am connected to them as a woman, a Hmong person and an advocate to ending gender based violence.

 

 

 

FREEDOM INC wrote -

A network of community change agents across the United States and Southeast Asia launched Building Our Future (BOF) in 2013 as a movement platform to focus on community-first efforts across the globe towards ending gender-based violence and building safe, strong, and thriving families.

In March 2015 we convened 30 community advocates from Thailand, China, Laos, Vietnam and the US in Thailand to begin connecting our work globally. At this gathering we explored how we could build global solidarity in order to make deep cultural shifts. We considered what else might be needed to dramatically change the practices that negatively impact Hmong women and girls’ lives across the globe because we have witnessed how oppressive gender practices are exported from country to country, disproportionately having negative impacts of young people and women.

We found great value in our time together and now are organizing a Global Hmong Women's Summit that includes more countries and brings more people in order to grow a movement that builds international solidarity to transform harmful practices. 

We ask for your support to make this first Global Hmong Women’s Summit possible. We aim to hold the Summit in Thailand in December 2016 if we can raise the funds needed. 

We know that building strong and thriving communities free of gender-based violence takes all of us.

Thank you for your support!

All financial donations are tax deductible.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,090

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kyle Dave Pengosro

    $25

  • Lauren Mount

    $25

  • Kee Vang

    $25

  • Ash

    $100

  • Brian Van Horn

    $10

  • Bill and Lynnette Irlmeier

    $50

  • Fong Tran

    $25

  • Katy

    $15

  • Judy

    $25

  • danny liemthongsamout

    $25

  • Maiyia, MayYen, Yer Yang, Ly Ly

    $540

  • Touchah Ya

    $150

  • Quynh Anh Tran

    $25

  • MJ

    $25

  • Zong Moua

     

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109% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $24,852 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Bo Thao-Urabe

Amount Raised

$10,232

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Washington DC BOHF Group

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Bcphotos Fresno

Amount Raised

$1,500

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Xay Yang

Amount Raised

$1,449

 

72% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mai Thao

Amount Raised

$1,106

 

74% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lyia Jalao

Amount Raised

$1,090

 

109% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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KaYing Yang

Amount Raised

$1,070

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FREEDOM INC

Amount Raised

$815

 

3% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Zong Moua

Zong Moua

Lyia's the most dedicated, hard working, advocating person i know towards this cause. I know she'll do amazing thing for the homeland and improve living conditions as it is. Make us proud and have an amazing time. 10 months ago

MJ

MJ

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Quynh Anh Tran

Quynh Anh Tran

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Touchah Ya

Touchah Ya

DONATION: $150

10 months ago

Maiyia, MayYen, Yer Yang, Ly Ly

Maiyia, MayYen, Yer Yang, Ly Ly

DONATION: $540

10 months ago

danny liemthongsamout

danny liemthongsamout

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Judy

Judy

DONATION: $25

Keep doing what you do Jalao! 10 months ago

Katy

Katy

DONATION: $15

Good Luck, Lyia! 10 months ago

Fong Tran

Fong Tran

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Bill and Lynnette Irlmeier

Bill and Lynnette Irlmeier

DONATION: $50

10 months ago