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Nobel Prize-Winning Women Stand Up For Peace

2 Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 12:46:41 (EST)

"You have to stand up, step out and work for your own peace," is the advice that Leymah Gwobee gives to women of the world. Gwobee shares the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize with fellow Liberian activist, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakul Karman of Yemen.

In 2007 Karman began...

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Women Changing The World: Courageous Women Speak Out at Womenetics Global Initiative

25 Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 09:59:52 (EST)

The National Women's History Project has a simple statement in their literature: "History looks different when the contributions of women are included." Last week in Atlanta, a powerful convening took place where women shaping the global outlook for women everywhere spent a day with women in Atlanta concerned...

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Jackmont Hospitality Pledge Showcases Best of Next Generation Philanthropy

Posted June 2, 2011 | 19:42:06 (EST)

On May 17, the late Mayor Maynard Jackson's family business, Jackmont Hospitality, stepped forward to do two remarkable things. The first was to pledge the largest philanthropic gift ever made by the corporation to a nonprofit -- $250,000 to the National Center for Civil and Human...

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Protecting the Mothers of Tomorrow

Posted May 12, 2011 | 19:00:04 (EST)

Imagine you are a mother of a teenage girl who has been missing for nine months. After exhausting all search options, you begin to wonder if you will ever see your daughter again -- but you will not give up. You continue to do all you can to find your...

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Justice FAIL: Lawrence Taylor Walks Free

Posted January 17, 2011 | 16:50:22 (EST)

In a courthouse in New York, former NFL star Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and paying a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim for sex. In return, the ex-linebacker received a misdemeanor charge that carries no jail time though he will be put on probation and a sex...

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The Grinch That Stole Shelter From Child Trafficking Victims

Posted December 23, 2010 | 17:10:56 (EST)

Through coercion, abuse and imprisonment, as many as 300,000 children across America-particularly girls-are at risk of being trafficked for sex every year. The average age of a girl who is sex trafficked is 13 years old. This number is beyond disturbing and equally shocking is that there are less than...

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Independent Research Validates Need for Demi and Ashton's 'Real Men Don't Buy Girls' Campaign

Posted October 14, 2010 | 13:23:38 (EST)

With the recent outpouring of awareness about the sex trafficking of minors within the United States -- and with the closing of Craigslist's highly-controversial Adult Services section -- advocacy groups continue to ban together to protect victims and ultimately abolish this crime.

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's

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NBC's Philandering Philanthropist: Where Is the Rest of the Story?

Posted August 5, 2009 | 16:05:58 (EST)

I've been watching NBC's The Philanthropist and wonder if the show will turn a corner anytime soon and start following more closely the philanthropy of the man who inspired the show -- instead of mixing MacGyver and The Amazing Race.


Tonight is the...

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