#GivingTuesday, which started as a domestic push to increase charitable donations and volunteering following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has now gone international, with new countries signing on board for this year.
Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.
Months from now, once the world's media has moved on to other stories and our focus has shifted to new issues, some will wonder how Typhoon Haiyan's victims are faring. Rest assured that there will be social workers in the Philippines and around the world standing by them and working tirelessly for them.
The Court's ruling stripped the citizenship of any person born on the soil of the Dominican Republic to Haitian parents from 1929 to today. In one stroke of the proverbial pen, the DR has taken away the most basic of rights to hundreds of thousands of its citizens, leaving them without recourse or the most basic civil protections.