Delivering Positive Outcomes
Torch & the community
Torch & the Community
We contribute to the following charities:
The aim of the Loomba Foundation is to promote the fundamental freedoms and human rights of widows and their children around the world by raising awareness of the gross injustices women face when losing a husband, and removing the stigma associated with widowhood.
The Loomba Foundation works together with UN bodies, government officials, leaders and advocates to fight for the over 245 million widows worldwide who suffer dreadful prejudice and discrimination, by promoting gender sensitive reform of national laws and policies, eradicating anti-widow superstitions, traditions, and social practices, promoting gender equality and women's empowerment, implementing poverty-reduction strategies, and promoting opportunities for the education of widows and their children.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation focusing on children and child rights, with a presence in more than 190 countries and territories. They work with local communities, partners and governments to ensure every child’s rights to survive and thrive are upheld. UNICEF UK raises funds for UNICEF’s emergency and development work around the world. In 2008 they raised £42.9 million for UNICEF’s work with children worldwide.
UNICEF UK also advocates for lasting change for children. For instance, UNICEF UK’s Public Affairs Team works to change government policies and practices that are detrimental to child rights in the UK and internationally. UNICEF’s global activities, policy work and fundraising are coordinated by two international UNICEF offices: one in New York and another in Geneva.
UNICEF delivers programmes in more than 150 less-developed countries around the world, where 88 per cent of our staff are located. Their global reach allows them to share knowledge across borders, while their local presence means they can deliver assistance where it is needed most. UNICEF is ready to respond rapidly wherever disaster strikes, delivering life-saving help for children.
They are the only organisation specifically named in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a source of expert assistance and advice on which governments can call. They are responsible for holding governments to account for the rights of children.