Ideal Woman jewellery has partnered The Unmentionables, an international intimate health non-profit organisation, to help empower refugee women worldwide. They have created the Soheila, a limited-edition necklace named after a refugee from Afghanistan, who recently graduated from The Unmentionables’ Community Educator programme. The programme prepares refugees to teach sexual and reproductive health to their own communities, often using their own languages. Earning fair wages from The Unmentionables, graduates become accomplished community educators.
There are 75 exclusive Soheila necklaces and 50% of the proceeds go directly towards training refugee women and paying their wages. “I fully stand behind the Community Educator programme because it not only trains refugee and migrant women on menstrual health, contraceptives and gender-based violence, but also empowers them to teach women in their own communities. This programme helps provide tools for women to feel more knowledgeable,” says Allie Pohl, creator of Ideal Woman.
A symbol of female empowerment and a reminder that all women are perfectly imperfect, the Soheila necklace is available for US$450 at idealwoman.us. The 14-carat yellow gold pendant has a yellow diamond and comes with a 14-to-16-inch adjustable chain.