Red Pashmina Announces Next Phase Of Their Campaign, Recognizing Women In Peterborough

Thanks to the Peterborough community, the Red Pashmina Campaign was able to raise $6,700 in 2012 for women in Afghanistan. The money will go toward supporting their Lantern Fund, an initiative that funds teacher training programs in Afghanistan.

The next phase of the campaign will focus on the local component—to recognize and celebrate the incredible women in Peterborough by sharing their stories. Ten women nominated by the community before January 31st will be profiled in the Red Pashmina photo exhibit during the SPARK Photo Festival. The campaign will be working with five local photographers on photo essays to be displayed at Natas Cafe this April. Proceeds from the auctioning of the photos will go toward educating women and girls in Afghanistan. If you wish to sponsor a photo essay or for more info, email

Watch these videos from the Red Pashmina team of Maryam Monsef and Jessica Melnik to learn more...

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Red Pashmina Campaign To Empower Women Debuts At Peterborough Santa Claus Parade

Red Pashmina Campaign, a grassroots organization determined to empower women locally and around the world, is set to debut their initiative this Saturday (December 4th) at the Santa Claus Parade in Peterborough. The campaign is raising funds for a maternity clinic in Afghanistan—a country with the second highest infant mortality rate in the world—through the sale of red pashminas.

But in tandem with this effort, the campaign is asking Peterborough residents to nominate women in their own community who are making an impact. Residents can nominate women of their choice by purchasing a red pashmina. Red Pashmina Campaign volunteers will be handing out nomination forms on Saturday afternoon, and following the parade, pashminas will be available to purchase ($15 for one or two for $25). They will also be available for sale at a variety of locations around the Patch in the next few weeks.

For more info, call 705.559.9977 or email

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Pictured: The front side of the postcard that will be handed out at the parade