Essentially today, we are acknowledging that sex workers have the right to be free from violence, abuse, and discrimination. Just like anyone else. To accompany the policy's launch, we have also published four new reports looking at the plight of sex workers in Argentina, Hong Kong, Norway and Papua New Guinea. Overall the reports come to the same conclusion. Governments must do much more to protect sex workers from abuse. And criminalisation of sex work contributes to the denial and abuse of their human rights.
As the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit closed yesterday, many important commitments were made, but none as important as the agreement to place women and women's empowerment at the centerpiece of the international response to humanitarian crises.
The reality of homeless youth and their pets is something most people fail to understand. Pets of any kind provide these youth with a sense of belonging in a world that ignores or despises them.
For the sake of our children and a stronger future for our country, we should all hope that Congress takes actions that support the efforts of schools and organizations working to improve school and child health and not hinder them.
Growing up, a lot of my friends had dads who'd served in World War II. I was fascinated by the notion that my tough guy dad, perpetually digging under the hood of his truck, or sawing away in his wood shop, had actually gone to fight Hitler.
Ten years ago I attended the funeral of a woman who wasn't terribly kind. A woman that many avoided due to her perpetually sharp tongue.
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A letter in support of the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule, from the perspective of one nonprofit. The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) has now released a final rule updating overtime pay protections for millions of white collar employees across America. Under the new ruling, employees with salaries less...
Quietly letting myself into the house, I tiptoe to Mom's bathroom and fill the commode tank with the jug of water so that Mom can freshen up before heading off to work.
My trip to Haiti was an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and a wonderful extension of my work as a Resolution Guide. I got to see a country through the eyes of a young social entrepreneur who is working tirelessly to promote the health and economic well-being of a disenfranchised country.
Nat, Mia and I flew to Phuket arriving at The Chava Resort about 2AM after 25 hours of air travel. Julie booked for us what I thought were a couple of rooms. The cost seemed prohibitive, so I booked us a couple of rooms at The Doubletree Phuket, next door.
I've seen a lot since I became an official member of the disability community thirty years ago. Societal attitudes toward disabilities have changed in more ways than I ever imagined and I'm so grateful for it.
People with disabilities often face disadvantages as they navigate a world and society that doesn't always keep them in mind. However, as the world become more and more progressive, the conversation is beginning to change
Continued from ... Entry 3 A, is tiny, pretty. What to make of her? I have heard such awful things. She is possessed of the devil from "up country". Her mother wailing and wringing her hands, stops me in my grief and I almost laugh. What...
I did not do anything to contribute to my poverty, it was mere circumstance. I was born into it, like you were into your family. But it is a hidden, unspoken barrier that separates you and me.
Recent weeks have brought devastating news for many of the shelters coping with a surge of homelessness in cities across the country: The federal funding they have relied on to house, feed, and care for some of the very neediest Americans is going away.
If you're in your 20s, you probably don't spend much time thinking about Alzheimer's disease. However, as your parents and grandparents age, odds are you will be close enough to someone with the disease to understand just how devastating it can be.
Gap Year Programs,
To anyone contemplating taking a gap year: I cannot urge strongly enough that there is no better way to transform yourself from a lost high school kid who thinks they've got a clue, to a young adult who's starting to get the idea that cluelessness is a necessary part of life.
Pioneers For Change,
By: Leesa Muirhead When we think of 'leaders' or 'change-makers' what comes to mind? All to often, we associate leaders with a grasping for celebrity or power, using divisive language, or preying on fear or insecurities, rather than encouraging our better selves...
It saddens me that in the 21st century, with all our knowledge and power, we are hearing more and more stories of possible extinctions due to people's choice. We are responsible for our choices and the only ones capable of changing our future.
Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty,
With no treaty in effect, nations could resume testing nukes at any time. This would cause a major arms race. The risk of nuclear terrorism or accidental launch make nuclear disarmament a very crucial goal for all nations. Japan wants to work with the United States on ending nuclear testing and building a world with no nukes.