World Humanitarian Day 2016

About World Humanitarian Day On World Humanitarian Day we remember the sacrifices made by those who have lost their lives during humanitarian operations; we pay homage to those who continue to put their lives at risk to offer assistance and aid and we give a voice to all the people who need help. Every year catastrophes and conflicts cause immense suffering for millions of people, often the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals. Together with poverty, these … [Read more...]

The First-Ever World Humanitarian Summit, Take Aways!

“We are one humanity, with a shared responsibility. Let us resolve here and now not only to keep people alive, but to give people a chance at life in dignity.” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke those words to open the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, which took place May 23-24 and included 9,000 participants from across the world and across sectors. They represented over 170 countries and came from UN agencies, aid organizations, governments, businesses, faith groups, … [Read more...]

Ashley Judd – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse woman leader, rising above personal issues, including depression, insomnia, and codependency. She has now taken on the challenge to lead the way in bettering the lives of others, with a focus on children. This activist, artist, with her focus on CHILDREN affected by HIV and HUMAN TRAFFICKING.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Ashley Judd     Ashley was born as … [Read more...]

The Whitehouse, A moving tribute to a legendary figure

Nelson Mandela's struggle against South African apartheid inspired millions. And his great call for justice and equality continues to resonate around the world, as new generations of young people pursue the ideals he embraced. On December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, President Obama paid tribute to a hero and a leader -- and spoke about the path that's still ahead. President Obama delivers remarks at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. … [Read more...]

Nicole Kidman – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this generous heart, a woman that rose above her own challenges and circumstances, like enduring her mother's breast cancer as a child - then pulled from school to home care of a parent.  She pushed beyond her fears never giving up; and achieved her dreams! Through childhood uprooting, career, bouts of depression, infertility, love and marriage, motherhood and life, this driven soul also devotes much of her life to … [Read more...]

Statement by Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Director of Emergencies

UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on UNICEF's response to the worsening situation in the Syrian Arab Republic. Statement by Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Director of Emergencies, at the launch of new UN appeals for Syria GENEVA, 7 June 2013 – “The Syria conflict is one of the gravest crises facing children anywhere in the world today. Four million children’s lives have been devastated and an entire generation is at risk. “Despite challenges encountered, UNICEF and partners have … [Read more...]

Change.org, Roma activist from Hungary who fled to Canada

Three years ago, I met Jozsef and Timea, a brave young couple who fled Hungary after being persecuted for being ethnically Roma and for standing up for the rights of their people. They were relieved to be here, and we had an instant connection as my family also fled Hungary as refugees when I was their daughter's age. My friend Jozsef Pusuma is a Roma activist from Hungary who fled to Canada with his family after receiving death threats. Now the Canadian government says they … [Read more...]

Women News Network – WNN is currently seeking … JOBS!

    Jobs Women News Network – WNN is currently seeking individuals to fill the following positions -   Human Rights / Women’s Rights Journalists WNN is currently seeking staff journalists/correspondents to cover news on global women from East Europa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions on freelance assignments. Correspondents must be based in the region. Our interest is in journalists who are familiar with in-depth feature writing. Journalists are encouraged to provide background facts … [Read more...]

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