Mdg Week 2014,
For me, that morning when I saw a positive sign on the pregnancy test, I was filled with excitement, expectations and a sense of craziness. The thought of survival never crossed my mind. I didn't have to worry about affording care or being able to access a midwife, and I knew that this privilege was due to where I lived.
Institute For Policy Studies,
Rockefeller Brothers Fund,
With 2013 breaking historical records regarding greenhouse gas emissions, we have little time to act. Investors get it. It's risky business to continue to invest in fossil fuels. Now it's time for policymakers, prime ministers and presidents to get it as well.
I don't look forward to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That may seem like a strange statement coming from a woman whose own mother was diagnosed with the disease. Given my sex and age, I have a personal stake in seeing progress made.
Do not let leaves and snow cover your dream. Have a game plan for this season of transition.
As we marched together with our signs, t-shirts and battle cries, we called on politicians and regular people alike to stand up for our planet. Climate change is no longer a political issue, it is a people issue. And we're all in this together.
If you stood in the middle of one of our tea plantations at dusk, you would hear the forest come alive. Bird calls, insects buzzing and behind it all, a gentle whomp-whomp of something powerful moving through the brush. That would be our gorilla neighbors enjoying their tea time.
She is not the first female politician to confront unwanted comments or actions. My experience as assistant minority leader for the New Hampshire Legislature corroborates Gillibrand's. Colleagues were constantly putting their arm around me and calling me by my family diminutive, Ruthy.
Already a day or two after birth infants show a primitive form of empathy; when they hear crying by another infant they begin to cry, but not when they hear a noise of the same intensity.
Beatrice Akoth had never wanted or planned to have nine children, but she had no choice. Although the idea is incomprehensible for many of us, Beatrice, like millions of other women and girls, had no access to contraception when she desperately needed it.
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Jane Doe escaped. She was patient. She waited for months and even years for the world to do right by her. She waited for her chance to be loved, supported and to survive. How much can a 16-year-old who has lived a life of abuse and trauma be expected to endure?
Mayor Bill De Blasio,
People's March For Climate Justice,
San Francisco Zero Waste Program,
While the entire story didn't make it onto the front page, it was laid out intentionally and clearly for the 300,000 participants -- making this rally far more of an educational and explanatory exercise than any protest march I've previously witnessed.
From an innovation perspective, one of the great things about Gen Y is that they have lowered the barrier for new ideas, products and services. And if they had a good experience, they touted in their own social groups - both online and off.
One of the hidden strengths of the nonprofit world is our ability to come up with a great idea that, because of its compelling emotional logic, allows people to change the way they view a situation --- and, in doing so, make a big collective impact.
I have observed the Toy Library on many occasions during my trips to Haiti as CEO of Worldwide Orphans. The children walk in holding hands with the volunteers in Kenscoff. They are from the local community, including a tent village where no one has a job and families are very...
Shah Rukh Khan,
Times Of India,
Women In India,
Beyond the realm of body parts, clothing choices, and sexuality, it is questionable as to whether Bollywood actresses, including Deepika Padukone, have done much to empower women with their body of on-screen work.
My people were once solitary hunters and gatherers who lived from day to day. Our chocolate production has changed this. It has brought our women together to plant, maintain, harvest, process and sell the cacao.
Being an early adopter isn't easy and old patterns are tough to understand and break. Unspoken fears can hinder or even slow efforts. It starts with leaders within companies who take action.
Bucky's revolutionary invention not only solved this crucial military problem it created a new paradigm for human greatness.
There are nearly one billion illiterate people on Earth. Two-thirds of them are women; 250 million of them are children.
Both educators, both actively teaching peace, the two realized they had a common passion, but also complementary skills. They began to dream and plan.