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Entries by Jessica Prois from 06/2013

Beyonce Headlines 'Chime For Change,' London Charity Concert For Women (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact

LONDON — Beyonce and a few famous friends – including John Legend, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna – turned the home of English rugby int...

Red Cross Still Pushing For Access To Besieged Qusair In Syria (How To Help)

Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 3 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday it was still seeking a for...

Somalia Cases Of Killing, Maiming, Abusing Children Halved: U.N.

Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact

* Report blames both militants and Somali forces for abuses * U.N. urges enforcement of ban on Somalia charcoal trade By...

RaiseForWomen Charity Initiative Highlights Men's Roles In Empowering Women, Girls (VIDEO)

Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact

The HuffPost RaiseForWomen competition, which comes to a close on Thursday, has received notable support from one specific group -- the fellas. Me...

'One Million Bones' Exhibit On National Mall Raises Awareness For Genocide (VIDEO)

Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact

Art and activism collide in a poignant "mass grave" display of more than 1 million handmade human bones in Washington, D.C. "One Million Bones,...

At London Hunger Summit, Global Leaders Make $4 Billion Pledge

Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact

LONDON -- The British government says that some $4 billion in new funding has been secured to help fight hunger and malnutrition. Britain's Departmen...

'Ignition 2013' Millennial 'Bootcamp' Highlights Future Of Social Impact, Features Ashoka, Acumen, Huffington Post (LIVE BLOG)

Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact

Millennials, like every generation, have their own jargon to communicate a message. But for many young people today, words such as "solutionaries" hav...

Belfast G8 Protests Smaller, More Peaceful Because People More Focused On Own Struggles: Activist

Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact

* World leaders meet in Northern Ireland next week * Protests more peaceful than at previous G8 meetings * Event will ta...

Judith A. Salerno Named New Komen Breast Cancer Charity CEO, Replaces Nancy Brinker

Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact

DALLAS — Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that a physician with a long career in health policy and research will become the breast c...

Boston Marathon 'One Fund' Charity Gets $51 Million, 247 Claims

Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact

BOSTON -- The deputy administrator of the main compensation fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims says it has received 247 claims so far. The One ...

Giving USA Report: 2012 Charitable Giving Grew Almost 4%, Corporate Donations Grew 12%

Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact

* Giving USA report shows donations up 3.5 pct, still lag 2007 peak * Corporate gifts up 12.2 pct, bequests down * Envi...

Ireland Nugent Lawnmower Accident: Girl Who Lost Feet After Dad Accidentally Backed Over Her, Gets Prosthetic Legs (PHOTO)

Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact

TAMPA, Fla. -- A toddler whose feet were amputated after her father accidentally backed over her with a riding lawnmower is taking her first steps on ...

'Comfort Women,' WWII Sex Slaves, To Rally In Demand Of Apology

Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact

By Iris C. Gonzales, Womens eNews QUEZON CITY, Philippines (WOMENSENEWS)--Surviving "comfort women" continue to see each other in monthly gathering...

Is US-Style Philanthropy Really The Best Option?

Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
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Last week the Government launched its campaign to encourage philanthropy. One Percent Difference seems to be a broad church, aimed at everything from ...

Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Envoy, Urges World To End Rape In War

Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — Angelina Jolie made her debut before the U.N.'s most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees Monday and urged the world's...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Sees Funds Frozen After Justice Department Audit

Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is imposed a freeze on federal grants to the children's charity Big Brothers Big Sisters of America early this ye...

Refugees From Mali Reveal 'Most Important Thing' They Took Before Fleeing (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

When Mariam Diallo fled her home in Mali after Islamists threatened her for not wearing a full head scarf, she decided to grab her favorite pair of in...