There are some incredible women in the world who put their power of fame to really good use. We’ve listed some of these empowering ladies and some amazing and commendable work they have done.
1. Tanya Burr
YouTuber Tanya Burr is an ambassador for Global Goals and works on promoting goal number five, which is gender equality. Tan has created her own campaign, Time For Girls.
“Time For Girls is about building up a community of people who are willing to take positive action throughout the year towards helping improve the lives of girls and women around the world,” Tanya explains. “It’s about us starting to turn the Global Goals into a reality and trying to make our world a better place in any way that we can.”
“In every single way – socially, economically and politically – girls are the group most disadvantaged all over the world. This comes down to education, sanitation, equal pay and many more issues. So in order to ultimately solve all the issues encompassed in the Global Goals, starting with girls makes sense for everyone.”
As part of the project, Tanya recently went to South Africa where she visited different projects to see the issues affecting women and girls and help raise awareness.
2. Demi Lovato
Following her stay in a rehabilitation centre to fight her mental health problems, Demi has been an advocate for mental health awareness. The most applaudable project Demi has worked on in aid of this is The Lovato Treatment Scholarship, where Demi has partnered with CAST Recovery to create the scholarship in honour of her father Patrick Lovato, who passed away due to untreated mental health and addiction issues.
The scholarship covers expenses for someone struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues, including the costs for one of CAST’s transitional living homes as well as clinical services provided at CAST’s outpatient programme.
In order to raise funds and awareness, Demi organises concerts under the name of Lovato Scholarship Benefit, which started back on 18th March 2015, which marked three years from her recovery. Demi released a skincare range where a percentage of the profits from the sales are donated to support the scholarship.
Beyoncé has done countless of good deeds in her time as a superstar, but it’s her #BEYGOOD campaign that originally teamed up with ‘The Princes Trust’ here in the UK. The aim of the campaign is to which encourages people to be kind, be charitable and #BeyGood to each other and their communities.
“As a young child I was blessed to have the support of my family who encouraged me to reach for my goals,” said Queen B. “So many young people don’t have this.”
“I am honoured to partner the #BeyGood campaign with The Prince’s Trust to help young people beat the odds and create better lives for themselves.”
The project is now seen working with multiple charities, including the Global Citizens, Autism Speaks and Haiti Humanitarian Mission.
4. Little Mix
The girls released a cover of the Cameo single ‘Word Up’ back in 2014 for Sports Relief. The single helped raise money for the charity and in addition, the girls flew out to Liberia to see the devastating effects which Malaria had an affect on children and help raise awareness.
5. Selena Gomez
Selena is an ambassador for UNICEF and has been since 2009. As one of many of her projects as an ambassador, back in 2012 she supported UNICEF’s emergency campaign to save lives in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa where there’s a nutrition crisis. Miss Gomez visited UNICEF’s Emergency Operation Centre to learn more about the emergency efforts.
Selena has also visited Ghana as her first official field mission as a UNICEF Ambassador where she saw firsthand the vital work that UNICEF performs for the country’s vulnerable children.
6. Miley Cyrus
As she’s in the media for a lot of controversy, it is often overlooked how much Miley has done for charity. Her most recent project is the non-profit organisation The Happy Hippy Foundation which was founded by Miley herself. The charity’s mission is to encourage young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations.
In 2014, as part of raising awareness for the campaign My Friend’s Place, a resource centre for homeless youth in LA, Miley sent a young homeless man, Jesse, to collect her VMA and used his speech to raise awareness of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the US, which had the entire world talking. Go Miley!
7. Taylor Swift
At the end of last year, Taylor was named the most charitable celebrity for the fourth year in a row. There are countless good deeds Miss Swift has carried out but her most recognised from 2015 was giving $50,000 to a young girl whose treatment for an aggressive form of leukaemia prevented her from attending Tay Tay’s concert. Other good deeds include donating a further $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony and $50,000 to her backup dancer’s baby nephew who has been fighting cancer. T also gifted 25,000 books to classrooms in NYC. YAS, TAY.
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