The Power of Moms, Livestream Moms +SocialGood TODAY

Amazing: Moms from around the world and supporters like you have helped raise the profile of women’s and children’s issues through the Global Moms Relay. Together, this community has taken more than 275,000 actions to date - spreading the word with your friends and family and raising funds for the health and well-being of women and children in support of the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child movement. Since it launched in March, the Global Moms Relay has brought together community … [Read more...]

Universal Children’s Day celebrated Nov 20

On Universal Children’s Day, UN says violence against young hobbles development 20 November 2013 – Drawing a direct link between violence against children and poverty, United Nations officials marked Universal Children’s Day with a call to make child protection a priority in the global development agenda for the decades to come. “Violence against children does more than harm individual children, it undermines the fabric of society, affecting productivity, well-being, and prosperity,” UN … [Read more...]

Maria Elena Bello – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this empowered woman visionary that embraced the strength that a grassroots movement can have on positive change in our world. when witness to catastrophe, this woman immediately took action, founding an organization to empower the women of said region, building health clinic and outreach center.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Maria Elena Bello         Bello was born in … [Read more...]

Surviving the First Day, Save the Children celebrates Mothers!

In honor of Mother's Day, Save the Children presents our 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report. READ THE REPORT HERE The first day of life is the most dangerous day of a child's life in countries rich and poor around the world, including the United States. Beloved actresses Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Connelly and Allyson Hannigan join with celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and moms from around the world to share their first moments. Would love if you shared your baby's … [Read more...]

150 Years of Humanitarianism was celebrated around the globe

The ICRC, established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, it employs some 12,000 people in 80 countries; it is financed mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. The … [Read more...]

Syria, save the children at Camp Neirab

Syria Syria’s Arab Spring is turning bloody. Over 5,000 protesters have been killed, and so have some 400 children. • One four-month-old was reportedly tortured to death. • The international community, previously reluctant to intervene, is getting ready for action. In the morning of 28 September 2012, four Palestine refugees were killed and 5 were injured, 3 of them reportedly seriously, in Neirab Camp in northern Syria. The deaths and injuries were caused by a shell which exploded in the … [Read more...]

World’s Mothers Report 2012 RELEASED

Save the Children’s Annual State of the World’s Mothers Report is released for 2012 " Norway as the Best Place to Be a Mother; Niger the Worst " MAY 2012 | WESTPORT, Conn. — Save the Children's thirteenth State of the World's Mothers report shows Niger as the worst place to be a mother in the world — replacing Afghanistan for the first time in two years. Norway comes in at first place. The Best and Worst Places to Be a Mom ranking, which compares 165 countries around the … [Read more...]

The Philippines – Teaming up to provide Maternal Care post floods

  NORTHERN MINDANAO, Philippines -- In the midst of the severe flooding brought on by tropical storm Washi, Analiza Tumanda was resigned to the idea of giving birth on the rooftop of a neighbour’s house. But as raging floodwaters started sweeping away houses along the banks of Cagayan River, Analiza, her husband and their three children (ages 8, 6 and 3) were forced to flee, moving from one rooftop to anotheralong with neighbours. Although she was in her ninth month of pregnancy, she … [Read more...]

care2, Stand Up for Children in Jammu and Kashmir‏ ~ Take Action !

A Celebration of Women, Although India has amended its national juvenile justice law in order to be consistent with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the state of Jammu and Kashmir has not updated its law and is continuing to jail 16 and 17 year olds as adults. Urge Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah to amend Jammu and Kashmir's law now. » 17 year old Murtaza Manzoor was held for four months without being charged in a facility that was not equipped to house … [Read more...]

MYANMAR, Bride trafficking to China unveiled

MYANMAR: Bride trafficking to China unveiled BANGKOK, 2 June 2011 (IRIN) - Most cross-border human trafficking in Myanmar involves women tricked into travelling to China to get work, only to find a groom waiting for them on the other side. Thazin* was trafficked to China from Yangon and forced into marriage in 2008. Now 29 and back in Yangon, she told IRIN that one day she drank a cup of coffee spiked by an acquaintance, woke up in China and was soon married against her will. According … [Read more...]

UNDP – New Publication (pdf)- Grassroot Women’s Groups Taking Action!

http://in2eastafrica.net/arusha-to-host-2011-grassroots-womens-land-economy/ Changing Climate, Changing Leadership: Grassroots Women's Groups Model Climate Resilient Development http://womensearthalliance.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html Grassroots women leaders shared their local inovations to confront climate change in their communities last week in an event at the United Nations where they spoke alongside partners from the Norwegian and Guatemalan governments as … [Read more...]

UNDP – New Publication (pdf)- Grassroot Women's Groups Taking Action!

http://in2eastafrica.net/arusha-to-host-2011-grassroots-womens-land-economy/ Changing Climate, Changing Leadership: Grassroots Women's Groups Model Climate Resilient Development http://womensearthalliance.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html Grassroots women leaders shared their local inovations to confront climate change in their communities last week in an event at the United Nations where they spoke alongside partners from the Norwegian and Guatemalan governments as … [Read more...]

Ayi Jihu is Taking Action for JAPAN!

A Celebration of Women is heart-warmed to share with all the Women of our World a new intiative that is partnering with Red Cross, UNICEF and Save the Children, and is supported by one of our very own WOMEN of ACTION, AYI JIHU. WOMAN of ACTION Ayi Jihu Please listen to Ayi as she explains the efforts being made to help all the Women and Children that are suffering as a result of the Tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, this year.   "Friends of the United … [Read more...]

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