Welcome to the Whole Woman Conference!

“When strong women rise, mountains move”

Sunday, 15th October 2017

Join us for a celebration of all that is vibrant and female.

We want to get 120 women together for a special occasion during which we celebrate, educate, share the joy and make communion with each other.

We are wives, mothers, sisters, lovers, friends.

Together we nurture, we serve, we care, we educate and we invest in the future of our children, our loved ones and our communities.

Our Conference was a wonderful success but we are still raising money for Ramana’s Garden Children’s Home. Please donate what you can on our Just Giving page

All the profits from The Whole Woman Conference will be donated to Ramana’s Garden

The Whole Woman Conference is the inspired mission of entrepreneur business women and philanthropists Cathy Richardson and Linda Huckle.

During a visit to Rishikesh in northern India in October 2016, Cathy was deeply touched by the poverty and plight of the children at Ramana’s Garden, a very loving and welcoming place for children rescued from the most dire situations.

Life is bleak for these children from the outset. Most are orphans, some have been subjected to terrible physical and sexual abuse, rescued from trafficking or abandoned by parents who are themselves destitute.
At Ramana’s Garden, they find love, safety, security, education and hope. Not only does Dwaba, the inspirational American woman who founded the orphanage, give the children a home.
There is a thriving school, and community projects aimed at empowering the local women into creating crafts for sale so that they can feed their children and stand strong in a patriarchal and very often, abusive society.

100% of the monies raised goes to the children and the women, which is why we chose this particular place as our charity of choice.

The Super Powers of Cotton Knickers

Along with the ticket price, we will ask every attendee to bring cotton knickers or sanitary towels as an entry fee. All of this will be donated to Ramana’s Garden. This is why:

Super Power 1

Vritti is an orphaned and begging girl child of 8 years old. She is cast as Untouchable. Because of her cast, she is regarded a disposable child. A man drags her into a shop. He lifts her rags, ready to rape her. But she is wearing cotton underpants! Vritti is not unloved. She is not disposable. Someone cares for this girl. If he rapes Vritti, she will tell those who gave her the pants and he may be caught. He drops the child and runs away. This is the power of cotton knickers –  Protecting young girls from sexual molestation.

Super Power 2

Uma loves going to school. She has lived at Ramana’s Garden for 3 years. Now that she is 13, the horrors of the past seem so far away. She is safe, she is no longer hungry and she loves going to school. Except that when her bloods come, she will have to miss school for a week. It is not clean to go to school like that. It will demean her. If only she could get some pants, so that she could cover her naked body and contain the flood, she will not have to lose a week and be behind everyone else. This is the power of cotton knickers – Getting full time education, instead of missing school due to menstruation

Super Power 3

It is so hot! Aruna is not feeling well. The private place between her legs is sore and itchy. Sitting on the dirty street with her naked bottom allows the germs and bacteria from the street to touch her body directly. The bacterial infection may continue indefinitely. If only she had something to cover her naked parts, keep her dry and away from the dirt, she would get better sooner, and maybe not get infected in that way again. This is the power of cotton knickers – Protecting from infections and disease

Sign up now to spend the day with us!

Your ticket price and donations will make the world of difference to a child or a young woman who is not as fortunate. Your donations could even save a life.  Get your ticket now, and bring your own mother, sister or daughter along. Let’s share the love, give with generosity and celebrate our innate power as women to reach halfway around the world!

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