Thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people who decided to have themselves tested, practice safe sex and testify to others so they may follow their example, had a lot to do with that change -- given stigma and discrimination of PLHV, this was a very brave thing to do, and often these volunteers are not celebrated and their story is not well told.
Whatever your understanding of the definition is, the stereotypical soccer mom lives up to her name as a woman who always has her shit together. She is hot with a body to match, she can juggle multiple children and equipment with ease.
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I was at a conference recently where a young leader declared, "Pass the baton to us, or we're going to take it." After this comment, much of the room erupted defensively. But one of the more senior activists stood up in the back. She pleaded, "We want to pass the baton, but you need to teach us how."
The most prevalent concentration of individuals living with HIV in the world is in South Africa, according to the Current HIV/AIDS Reports. These reports state that, of all the people worldwide who have HIV, almost one fifth of them, or 6.4 million, live in South Africa.
I marvel at how many different ways there are to become "famous" these days...reality TV (hello, Kardashians!), YouTube, and so forth and yet how hard it can be to be recognized for substantive and positive, world-changing accomplishments.
On less than $5 a day, former London broker turned author and philanthropist, Leon Logothetis, traveled across America with the help of some extraordinarily kind strangers who supported him and even took him into their homes.
Over 120 people gathered around the bonfire at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary in New Jersey to listen to the story of how two chickens, named Uri ...
I'm not making excuses for them, and I'm not advocating emptying the prison system. My message here is one of understanding and empathy and second chances.
You don't need to spend 15 hours a week or hundreds of dollars donating to charity to enact change. Just giving what you can, even if that is just an hour of time, can matter to someone and that is the most important thing you can do.
Experienced international crisis volunteer and founder of the US-based non-profit Third Wave Volunteers, Alison Thompson, is currently bringing solar-powered lights to the refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos.
f young people serving in the military have chaplains, why not have chaplains for those serving in our communities? This is why the Center for Faith and Service has launched the National Service Chaplaincy Initiative.
With the launch of the sustainable development goals last month, companies have started to look at ways they can get more involved to help end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change.
Among previous generations of retirees, mailing a check to a worthy cause was standard operating procedure. Not anymore. The new generation of retirees wants to be more focused in their giving choices, make a strong impact, and apply their talent and skills to improve the world.
What these immigration stories have in common is a set of universal values that has always inspired Americans. These Mexican families embody the hope that moves us to dream a better life for ourselves and future generations. Hope and courage. So when you look at the pictures, you can probably see yourself.
You might assume that the wealthier segments of retirees are the most generous. You'd be wrong. Retirees at all income levels give, and those with the lowest and highest incomes give almost equally, in terms of percentage of their household income.