The second season of The Voice has come to an end so it’s time for a little look back at what happened.
It was a jolly ride and talent on TEAM SHARON was great. Sharon was extremely sad that John never made it to the final. (You can follow him on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook). Toward to end of season we also had the opportunity to see a WORLD TV PREMIERE of Sharon’s new song “We could be lovers”.
Sharon recently traveled to Tanzania as part of Oxfam’s “Ending Poverty Starts With Women” campaign.
Sharon got to see first hand how the ‘We Can’ campaign which asks people to change their behaviours and attitudes towards domestic violence, is having an amazing impact.
Violence against women is widespread in Tanzania.
Women are more likely to die from violence by men than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined.
1 in every 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This abuse can lock them into poverty.
It’s a violation of human rights and is preventing societies from prospering.
By supporting women to protect themselves from violence and helping communities to understand that it’s not right, we stand a better chance of fighting poverty.
To date, the campaign has been able to mobilize more than 350,000 Change Makers in Tanzania – people who pledge to change violent behaviour and speak out against domestic violence.
When women and men are treated equally, everyone benefits.
You can support our campaign on women’s rights at http://oxfamireland.org/women
You’re more likely to be poor if you’re a woman. You’re more likely to go hungry and be kept out of school. You’re less likely to own land or have the right to make decisions affecting your life.
Poverty has a female face. But so does the solution.
Sharon Corr today became the first person to use her voice to support Oxfam Ireland’s new campaign “Ending Poverty Starts With Women“, which highlights that treating women as equals is key to tackling global poverty.
As the campaign ambassador, she is preparing to travel to Tanzania with Oxfam in July. There she will meet inspiring women who are transforming their families and communities with Oxfam’s support.
“I’m honoured to be the first person to add my voice to Oxfam Ireland’s new campaign because when women are treated as equals, everyone benefits,” said Sharon. “It’s a woman’s natural instinct to nurture and provide sustenance for her children. But without access to or a right to land, the means to grow food, or a voice in their own society they struggle to do this. That means entire communities suffer.
“Ending Poverty Starts With Women calls on men and women to use the power of their voices to make a difference and this summer I’ll be travelling to Tanzania with Oxfam to see first-hand how they are helping women effect real change and how we can support them.”
Sharon was busy with activity around Dublin this week.
She met Alan Cumming to talk about Dublin for his travel series “Secret City”. Here’s some pics for the day:
Sharon also took part in the TV show “Masterpiece – Ireland’s Favourite Painting.” She presented a painting (“The Meeting On The Turret Stairs“) from The National Gallery in Dublin, which then got voted the most loved painting by the Irish public!
Sharon said: “This painting captures the essence of human nature and how profoundly we are touched and affected by each other. It absolutely deserved to win because it truly reflects our everlasting desire to love and be loved, and when we look at it we instantly feel the utter devastation of a love forbidden and also hope beyond hope. From their body language you get this huge sense of profound emotion that they’re parting and may never be together again. I think it’s a very emotional piece.’
You can learn more about the painting here and watch Sharon’s presentation below: