Habitat speaker describes "Girl Effect" at tea honoring women builders

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Hudson's Bay — The third annual fundraising Women Build Holiday Tea and silent auction hosted by Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, held Saturday at the restored Artillery Barracks at Fort Vancouver, featured a keynote address by Donna Shaver on "The Girl Effect." That's a global movement -- the name was coined by the Nike Foundation and endorsed by important players like the United Nations -- to reduce poverty and build health and prosperity through empowering girls and women. Habitat's Women Build is a great example of the movement, as it provides hands-on construction training and experience for women as well as affordable housing for needy families. Learn more about Habitat and its Women Build program at http://www.ehfh.org; check out the Girl Effect at http://www.girleffect.org.