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...]

Canada, Rent or Food? We Shouldn’t Have to Choose!‏

Hunger and affordable housing issues go hand-in-hand for Canadians with low incomes. But we shouldn't have to choose between affording food and paying rent! Rising housing costs often leave families without enough income to cover necessities like food, driving them to food banks for the most basic form of assistance. A quarter of all Canadians spend more than 30% of their income on housing, pushing these costs of out of the threshold of affordability. Tell the government that … [Read more...]

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef honoured for work with UN agency on Palestinian projects

The late Crown Prince will be remembered for his commitment to humanitarian and relief work all over the world. 28 June 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN-Habitat, the agency charged with ensuring adequate shelter for all, today honoured the late Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his support of Palestinian projects. In his speech, Mr. Ban also offered his “heartfelt appreciation” the people and leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Committees and … [Read more...]

WFP Helping Burundi’s Fight Against Malnutrition

Burundi (pronounced /bəˈɹʊndɨ/), officially the Republic of Burundi (Kirundi: Republika y'Uburundi, [buˈɾundi]; French: République du Burundi, [byˈʁyndi]), is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Its capital is Bujumbura. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. The Twa, Tutsi and … [Read more...]

Ban Ki-Moon speaks with Malala!

As of 5 April, only 1,000 days remain until the end of the 2015 target date for achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs – which range from halving extreme poverty to promoting gender equality to providing universal primary education by the target date of 2015 – form an internationally agreed blueprint which countries and leading development institutions have signed onto. Since their adoption in 2000, the MDGs have made a huge difference, helping to set global and … [Read more...]

Strength is from within…after divorce – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  Strength is from within...after divorce   If you are recently divorced, you are facing many challenges, even if the divorce was your idea. You have the financial adjustment, adjustment to single parenting, possible conflicts with your former spouse, helping your children adjust to the visitation schedule, and the list goes on. If you are not a religious person, what source of strength do you draw from during those challenges? The answer may be something you have not considered … [Read more...]

IRELAND, Dublin to Host 8th Forum of Cities Against Poverty

Dublin to Host 8th Forum of Cities Against Poverty Making Cities Smart, Safe and Sustainable to be key focus of the forum   Geneva, 1 October 2012—On World Habitat Day, the United Nations Development Programme has announced the host city of WACAP8 will be Dublin, Ireland. The WACAP8 forum will take place on 20-21 February 2013. The World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) was first launched in 1996 as a global network of municipal governments. Its ambition is to address the … [Read more...]

Childcare, Five Significant and Common Car seat Mistakes

In September 2012 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the findings of its National Child Restraint Use Special Study, a national sur­vey of child restraint system use in children from birth to age 8. The study revealed five significant and common car seat mistakes. These included: 1. Using the wrong harness slot. When it comes to car seat harnesses, best practice dictates that in rear-facing seats the slots at or below the child’s shoulders should be used. For … [Read more...]

BAHRAIN Taking Action, compensates families improving human rights

The Kingdom of Bahrain is to compensate families of protesters killed during last years anti government protests. That's what the Foreign Minister of Bahrain Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa told the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. The minister said 17 of the victims have already received compensations totalling 2.6 million dollars. He added that legal reforms are already under way in the justice system to ensure fairness, prevent torture, and protect the … [Read more...]

Infant Care – HOW TO Ease Teething without Medication

Teething is a necessary, albeit painful, rite of passage for your baby. Sprouting her new teeth is hard work, and can leave her irritable, feverish and with difficulty sleeping as those teeth cut through her delicate little gums and break the surface. Because so many parents today are hesitant to use any over-the-counter medications unless they’re absolutely necessary, there’s quite an interest in more natural, chemical-free ways of soothing the screams and the pain that accompany … [Read more...]

INCEST is more rampant than one knows…Take Action!

Does INCEST strip the INNOCENCE of a CHILD?   That is the Question .... The problem is that this information is rarely tracked by third world countries. In developed nations, the case of sexual abuse, will always be naturally under reported. In the case of consensual incest, the topic is still taboo, but due to the nature of consent, we have a better picture.   High Incest Activity Countries That is a hard question to answer. Several countries share the spot for … [Read more...]

“Equality of Women Among Women”

A Celebration of Women™ Let us begin by saying that our vision includes the following solution to all gender issues: "Equality of Women Among Women" . A Celebration of Women™ is the first global forum where Women Leaders are being 'celebrated’ for spearheading positive action that betters the live of all women. Through the creation of our Alumni of WOMEN of ACTION™, a butterfly effect has begun, creating positive change for the Women of our World. We are advocating for, centralizing, … [Read more...]

India’s progress on health

April 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kicked off his visit to India today by commending the country’s progress on health, while highlighting the need to do more to promote the well-being of women and children. In his meeting with the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nazi Azad, in New Delhi, Mr. Ban took note of India’s continued efforts towards achieving universal health coverage. He also noted that more than a year has passed since the country has seen a case of polio. In … [Read more...]

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