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...]

Employment Trends for Women 2012, Strategies for Change

Global Employment Trends for Women 2012 Reversal of gains in women's employment Women are still more likely to be unemployed than men around the world. That's one of the conclusions of the ILO's Global Employment Trends for Women 2012. And the report also found that, while the numbers vary from region to region, the steady progress being made by women in the workplace slowed, stopped or reversed as a result of the global economic crisis.     Strategies for Change - One … [Read more...]

Mike Madigan says, “Mayan calendar ends in March 2013”

  While everyone is panicking over December 21, 2012, (when the Mayan calendar cycle "ends")...   I'm looking at March 31, 2013 instead.     Why? Because that's when the 'Tzolk'in' calendar ends. The what? So what is the Mayan Calendar? The calendar was constructed by an advanced civilization called the Mayans around 250-900 AD. Evidence for the Maya empire stretches around most parts of the southern states of Mexico and reaches down to the current geological … [Read more...]

CARE, In a crisis, we are there‏ …

When a typhoon hits, we're there. We are there when a drought causes crops to fail, leaving families desperate for just one meal a day. Earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding: we can't predict when they'll come, but we can predict that we'll be there, responding to the most urgent needs. We will stay for as long as it takes. Even with all our trained and dedicated staff on the ground, none of our work is possible without the support of people like you. Your gift will help girls, boys, and … [Read more...]

CANADIAN Government is Taking Action ~ Doubling UNICEF DONATIONS!

Dear Friends, Take Action !A triple disaster is unfolding for children in the Horn of Africa.A deadly combination of drought, on-going conflict and escalating food prices has placed over 11 million people in need of life-saving aid in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.Close to 2.5 million of those at risk are children under the age of five. This is the worst drought to hit the region in 60 years. Earlier this week, the United Nations declared that famine exists in two regions of southern Somalia. … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: New Delhi in Rape Crisis

    The Women of New Dehli are in crisis;   and the Women of our World are Taking Action!     Imagine being raped because you are a working woman. Hard to believe but this is the nightmarish reality women in New Delhi face.    I first read about this on the Care2 Make a Difference site. The New York Times reported that a couple was accosted by five drunken young men from a nearby farming village accosted a couple last month. They beat the young man and gang-raped the … [Read more...]

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