Ormoc City, a port city in the Philippines – Take Action!

I arrived by boat in Ormoc City, a port city in the Philippines. One step onto the ground and you know it's a disaster zone. It's all destroyed. Typhoon Haiyan has destroyed everything. Tin roofing sheets are hanging off trees like wet cardboard. Electric poles were broken like toothpicks. And amidst the wreckage, the people are growing desperate. It's now very hot, and people are parched. Some officials just came and told us that people have been breaking into shops, … [Read more...]

Chang.org – Grief and fury‏

She was 23, with a marriage just months away. But two weeks ago, she was gang raped by six men, savagely beaten and thrown out of a moving bus in Delhi. This week, the still unnamed woman who has become “India’s daughter”, died of her injuries in hospital. Namita Bhandare knows the constant fear that goes with living in Delhi, nicknamed India’s “rape capital”. Like others, she long believed that nothing would change. But the outpouring of anger and sadness now has convinced her that this … [Read more...]

Gloria Steinem – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's leading voices for all women. This powerhouse has walked the walk in many areas of the development and growth of the woman's movement.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Gloria Steinem "Don't worry about your background, whether it's odd or ordinary, use it, build on it." -Gloria Steinem       Gloria Marie Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 25, … [Read more...]

Gastroparesis, Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Gastroparesis Gastroparesis is a condition that reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents, but there is no blockage (obstruction).   Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cause of gastroparesis is unknown, but it may be caused by a disruption of nerve signals to the stomach. The condition is a common complication of diabetes and can be a complication of some surgeries. Risk factors for gastroparesis include: Diabetes Gastrectomy (surgery to remove part of the … [Read more...]

Eating Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa – SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, & TREATMENT

Recovering from and Understanding eating disorders Eating disorders are serious and widespread conditions that cause both physical and emotional damage. Contrary to popular belief, eating disorders are not really about food or weight, but rather attempts to control or avoid emotional and stress-related issues. While people with eating disorders usually try to hide the problem, there are warning signs you can watch for. Early treatment makes recovery easier, so talk to your friend or family … [Read more...]

Avaaz, ‘We are all Syrians now‏…’

Dear friends, Assad’s ruthless massacre of civilians in his attempt to crush the Syrian Spring is escalating. But a new international coalition led by Arab League members is meeting in 4 days and is our best hope to stop the bloodshed. Avaaz has a seat at the table and can bring the voices of world citizens directly to decision-makers.Let's call on the coalition to end the violence now: With each passing day, Syria's crackdown on democracy protesters reaches new levels of … [Read more...]

Just because she isn't saying no…

Just because she isn't saying no... Doesn't mean she's saying yes." "Just because you help her home... Doesn't mean you get to help yourself." "Just because she's drunk doesn't mean she wants to f**k." Those are some of the messages scrawled across posters for a new anti-rape campaign being launched in Ottawa, Canada under the slogan "Don't Be That Guy." The campaign is designed to be a shift away from the "No means no" campaign, which puts the onus on the woman to say no. This campaign … [Read more...]

IFAW is Taking Action for our world's little Russian Bears!

They could all be called "Lucky." That's because none of these five orphaned bear cubs would have survived the frigid Russian winter alone after their mothers had been killed by hunters. But all five were rescued, and as this adorable video shows, they are now being carefully raised at IFAW's Orphan Russian Bear Center. Russia's orphaned bear cubs and other animals need our help now. Please give today. With your support, the bears will continue to have food, shelter, expert care -- and … [Read more...]

Avaaz – Have You heard the Buzz…?

Bees are dying off worldwide and our entire food chain is in peril. Scientists blame toxic pesticides and four European governments have already banned them. If we get the US and the EU to join the ban, other governments across the world could follow, and save bees from extinction. Sign the petition and forward this urgent appeal: Silently, billions of bees are dying off and our entire food chain is in danger. Bees don't just make honey, they are a giant, humble workforce, pollinating 90% … [Read more...]

Avaaz – WOW, huge response!

  -- Avaaz now has 7000 sustainers and rising...     Dear fellow Avaazers,   Because of your efforts my voice is heard -- and millions of others. It feels really good not to be sheep but lions! Thank you very much!!!! - Janneke, Avaaz member from the Netherlands      I've had moments in my life when I doubted the strength of goodness and compassion in the world, and myself. But being part of Avaaz has been profoundly thrilling. Every day I read the most incredible messages from you … [Read more...]

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