Now more than ever, the idea of empowering women to transform their livelihoods is important. In support of this, global women’s advocacy movement HER Planet Earth will be hosting a Vietnamese-themed charity event, The Lost World, to raise funds for UN Women Vietnam.
Happening 6 April, the charity event, taking place on the rooftop of Singapore’s Indochine Supertree Restaurant with a 360-degree view of the Singapore skyline, will see the HER Planet Earth team share stories and anecdotes from their week-long pioneering expedition to the Son Doong Cave in Vietnam. The cave’s main chamber is the largest in the world by volume and its proportions are said to be so extraordinary that it can fit an entire New York City block and even allow a jumbo Boeing 747 jet to fly though its main passage.
International photographer and region manager of Green Monday, Sandra Lim, will also be exhibiting limited-edition prints from the Son Doong Cave, which will be auctioned off on the night. And Singaporean extreme sportsman Thaddeus Lawrence - known for successfully completing the 4 Desert Races, a total of 1,000 kilometres through the hottest, coldest, windiest and driest deserts on earth, will share stories from his experience accompanying this team of intrepid women on a unique journey to the depths of the world.
All proceeds from the event will go to UN Women Vietnam where the team is raising funds for projects focused on the economic empowerment of women in rural areas of Vietnam, ultimately helping these women to transform their livelihoods to be resilient to climate change. According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2015, Vietnam is among the 10 countries most affected by climate change and disasters. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and increasing “feminisation” of the agriculture as men move to the cities for better jobs, Vietnamese women are more likely to carry the heaviest burdens and suffer the most from environmental degradation.
"While climate change is a global phenomenon, its impact is not spread across a level playing field. Its effects are felt locally, and poor people suffer the most. Among the world’s 1.3 billion people living in poverty, the majority are women. This is why it is vital that we support programmes that empower and educate underprivileged women who are already feeling the brunt of climate change." - HER Planet Earth founder, Christine Amour-Levar
Tickets for The Lost World can be purchased here for $50 per person. Each entry ticket includes a donation to UN Women Vietnam as well as champagne, delicious Vietnamese canapés and finger food.
Event details at a glance:
Date: 6 April 2019
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Indochine Restaurant Supertree, #03-01, Gardens by the Bay
L’Officiel Singapore is proud to be the official media partner for HER Planet Earth’s The Lost World charity event and we invite you to join us as we support an important and worthy cause.
HER Planet Earth (HPE) is a global women’s advocacy movement that promotes a deeper connection between women empowerment and the integrity of the environment. The non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore, aims to inspire more women to become policymakers and agents of change to achieve social and economic equity and a healthy and thriving planet. HPE wants to highlight that while climate change is a global phenomenon, its effects are felt locally, and the underprivileged suffer the most, with the majority being women.
HPE organises pioneering, self-funded, expeditions around the world to increase awareness of environmental degradation and raise funds for programmes that empower and educate underprivileged women affected by climate change - ultimately helping them build climate change resilience. The organisation partners with nature lovers, environmentalists, scientists, polar explorers, adventurers, women’s rights advocates, corporates, tech entrepreneurs, feminists and NGOs that have programmes and structures in place dedicated to building a deeper connection between gender equality, genuinely sustainable development and the protection of the environment.