World Humanitarian Day: Leave Your Mark

Every year on August 19th, World Humanitarian Day recognizes those who face danger and adversity to help others. August 19th is the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 people.

We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we pay tribute to those who continue to help people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are.

To show your support, please follow these 5 simple steps below and help us celebrate humanity and the spirit of ‘people helping people.’

1. Visit
2. Click on “Show Your Support”
3. Choose to support World Humanitarian Day via Twitter, Facebook – or both – and get the word out to your friends and followers.
4. Continue tweeting (#WHD2012 #IWASHERE)
5. On 19 August, make your mark by registering your World Humanitarian Day action.

Please download these campaign materials (official campaign pin and poster) and promote World Humanitarian Day by incorporating them into your websites and social media.

Help us spread the message of ‘people helping people’ and celebrate humanitarian work worldwide by kindly forwarding these simple instructions throughout your entire organisation and network.

Support TWWI action worldwide

The Women Worldwide Initiative is a community-based organization working in developing countries and in low-income communities in New York City. Our programs connect, inspire and educate women and girls, empowering them to be leaders in their communities.

We work in three main areas

  • Youth development
  • Cultural enrichment
  • Economic empowerment

When we support the growth and empowerment of women and girls, we raise the quality of life for everyone. This is because when women are empowered to lead they not only lead and flourish in businesses, they lead and make a difference in their community, they stand up for their children and all children, and they give voice to issues that are important to our global future.

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