While the odds of you getting kidnapped on vacation are about as good as catching an on-time flight from O'Hare, if it happens you're probably not gonna have Liam Neeson around to kill half of France in order to rescue you.
"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential."
More than a century has passed since the first International Women's Day, and as we look back to past accomplishments and forward to future goals, we urge readers to take action in one of the most pressing challenges facing women internationally: the present state of maternal and newborn health in developing nations.
Fatal Assistance ably demonstrates the folly and damage caused by swarms of NGO's and Hollywood do-gooders that completely ignored the root causes of Haiti's problems pre and post earthquake.
People who suffer the worst human-rights abuses imaginable -- torture, extrajudicial killings, war crimes, genocide -- must be given the ability to recover and should not be denied justice if they are unable to bring their claims with in only a few short years.
As the first major step in his Haiti mission is completed, he has emerged a statesman. It's a role that becomes him.
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The ambassador did not focus, let alone mention, that his country's actions left these people stateless without any rights or protection. Instead, he attempts to compare his country's obvious human rights deprivations to the U.S. debates over immigration reform.
My neighborhood has its benefits, and people wearing their babies is one of them. But this story is not about me. My story is nothing compared to the stories of these moms.
With each passing year the incredible stories of heroism give way to ones of failure. As we've seen, stories about suffering sadly tend to get more eyeballs than those of progress and lessons learned.
Never have I observed that more than on that trip to Haiti, as people greeted me and welcomed me inside their homes to be interviewed about their experiences, and as I helped a woman, baby on her back, hang her laundry on the line.
We are not alone in realizing that education is a tool and an extremely high-impact way to assist people in raising themselves out of poverty and the dire circumstances in which they find themselves.
To bring this full circle, when I say that Joyce and Ted are "wealthy," I'm not referring to the size of their bank account (of which I have no knowledge); I'm speaking in the more humanistic and spiritual sense of the word.
Many of the country's problems emanate from foreign interference, paternalism and arrogance regarding the needs of the Haitian people. And the reaction of the international community in the wake of the earthquake, no matter how well-intentioned, is no exception to this historical rule. Yet foreign aid and the involvement of NGOs will be critical to Haiti's future.
The work in Haiti remains unfinished in the main -- and that is because Haiti, pre-quake, could not withstand the pressure from such a catastrophic event, making rebuilding and recovery all the more harder.
In looking back at 2013's most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the U.S.S. Intrepid along the West Side ...