If we in Europe call humanity one of our fundamental values, then we cannot leave the people who are turning to us for help to freeze in the field.
This holiday season, Guin and Nate are giving a very special present to their baby and Guin's two older children, who they raise together: themselves. It used to be that this young couple from rural western Washington state wouldn't spend much time with the kids.
On December 1st we celebrated World AIDS Day. This year the focus is on expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care, and the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as a public health threat.
We face the prospect of helping create a lost generation of Syrian children. Investments now in education and protection for these children can pay enormous dividends once the war ends and rebuilding begins.
When Thabile visited the Nkhaba Health Centre for her first antenatal visit, there was a lot on her mind. Diagnosed with HIV four years prior, she expressed her fear to the nurses at the clinic...fear that she would infect her child and fear that she would die, leaving him orphaned.
To the funders, stakeholders, and policy makers, I urge you to revert your attention back home. Focus on the number of lives we are losing each year to AIDS and other preventable reproductive health issues.
I planned to ask about motherhood, despite the fact that multiple people warned me that it could come across as silly. "What does he know about motherhood?" They wondered. "You should ask about something more profound. Something spiritual."
This article was posted in Ms Magazine on June 14, 2016 by Denise Dunning, Founder and Executive Director of Rise Up (Let Girls Lead is an initiative ...
This article was posted in Ms Magazine on June 14, 2016 by Achie Gezahegne, Rise Up Girl Leader (Let Girls Lead is an initiative of Rise Up, which adv...
We don't know what is going to happen in our lives but if we can go forward believing and having faith that everything will be all right then we are sure to see what we are here to do and do it, like Gloria.
I can't believe you are almost done with kindergarten. It seems like just yesterday you were beginning to walk, unsteady on your chubby little legs. It may sound strange to you, but I wish kindergarten could last just a little longer. It went so fast.
The truth is devastatingly simple. Women and their babies will continue to die until we decide that they have the right to live. And without healthy women, we can't have healthy families, resilient communities, or a sustainable world. The choice is ours to make.
In Yoruba culture pregnant women and mothers are celebrated in a concept that I hold dear to my heart - Alaafia Abiyamo. Alaafia Abiyamo is a belief t...
As with women, the existence of the elephant has been purposed to record the events of humanity throughout the span of time. Just as the elephant do...
According to "protective" mothers and their legal and psychological advocates, all of whom spoke at the Battered Mothers Custody Conference in Albany in May, this crisis has only deepened. If a battered mother is involved in a custody dispute, her lawyer must, in good conscience, advise her not to mention domestic violence; if she does, chances are she will lose custody.
Because of my childhood, my daughter will never have to question whether she is good enough. Because of my childhood, my daughter will never have to feel responsible for repairing an unhappy home. Because of my childhood, my daughter will always hear how strong and smart and capable she is.
But because I want to share this interview with you so badly, rather than delay it and try to write something witty myself, I am going to cheat and share just five of the many awesome reactions the video has been getting from friends on my personal Facebook page as well as the Daily Spark Entrepreneur community.
Just as the Argentinian mothers of the Plaza de Mayo boldly demonstrated on behalf of their missing children known as the "desaparecidos," (both young and adult children disappeared by a military junta)--just so are American mothers crying out and publicly demonstrating about their lost children.
Being a mother is by far my greatest accomplishment. Knowing that I had three healthy children despite fighting a challenging disease - is absolutel...
Each year, on Mother's Day, we have the pleasure of thanking our moms for being wonderful, selfless, sacrificial angels who are there for us every step of the way.