Investigation Discovery and Glamour announced this week that, through their Inspire a Difference campaign, they will again honor four outstanding women who have actively dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of others at an event later this year.
The event is part of Investigation Discovery and Glamour’s Inspire a Difference initiative, which launched last year as a way to inspire action against issues including domestic violence, civil rights, bullying and victims’ rights. For more information about Inspire a Difference, visit the site www.inspireadifference.com.
This year’s honorees and their respective charities include:
- Rosario Dawson, Studio One Eighty Nine – Dawson cofounded Studio One Eight Nine, a social enterprise that enables female artists in Africa to sell their goods via an e-commerce platform. An artisan-produced collection, Fashion Rising, is also available on the site. Proceeds from items sold support initiatives in Africa ranging from job creation and education to programs seeking to end violence against women.
- Marcia Gay Harden, HELP USA – Harden supports HELP USA (Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged), which provides affordable housing to those who may otherwise be homeless – whether due to poverty, domestic violence or war-induced trauma and injuries. Since its start in 1986, HELP USA has served more than 300,000 people in 35 locations around the United States.
- Stephanie March, Safe Horizon – For more than eight years, March has been part of Safe Horizon, a non-profit that serves victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking and rape and sexual assault – including children, adults and families. Operating in New York City, the organization helps victims establish safe and independent lives by providing shelters and offering services, including in-person counseling and legal advice.
- Tamara Taylor, The Rape Foundation – Taylor supports The Rape Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free emergency care, forensic services, crisis counseling and psychotherapy for rape victims and sexually abused children. The organization also provides training to a variety of service providers to help enhance the treatment of victims, and hosts prevention programs throughout the community.