Everywhere you go there will always be street kids and orphans. Unfortunately, it’s inevitable. Life is not always as neat and tidy for everyone as we would hope. Some children have challenges that many of us cannot fathom. It’s how society treats the most vulnerable children that shows the character of a city.
In Zambia, where HIV/AIDS rates are some of the highest in the world, Zambia’s Ministry of Health has been thinking outside of the box beyond pamphlets, brochures and signs on the sides of in-town buses in order to spread HIV/AIDS education and awareness. They have stepped into the proverbial limelight with a weekly television series, Love Games, that is produced by Lusaka-based Communications Support for Health (CHS) and is funded by the US government agency, USAID.
What better way to relax in the perfect summer dress than knowing your purchase helped the artisan who made it. Below are six beautiful fair trade dresses that will not only make you look great this summer, but will make you feel good for doing good.
Women make up the vast majority of Bangladesh’s garment workers and therefore run the greatest risk of death and injury while working for daily wages. The OM Project seeks to create fair trade opportunities for women garment workers in Bangladesh.
We live in a world where we do not know definitively how many of the world’s children are disabled. Why? In many countries children who are disabled are kept out of school, are hidden away, are ostracized, are marginalized, and live in dire poverty. While the United States affords the disabled many rights there are MORE »
As soon as I cleared customs and grabbed my suitcase around 4:30 AM on a cool Tuesday morning at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport I walked past the throngs of people waiting for friends and relatives to emerge through the automatic doors and headed right past the non-sanctioned cabbies who milled around the taxi stand MORE »
This time last week I was all the way across the world in the sweltering heat and beaming sunshine of an Indian summer. I went to India to visit my partners for Mom Bloggers for Social Good, including Pratham, India’s largest education NGO, Save the Children, and WaterAid, one of the oldest NGOs that fights MORE »
You can change the way you think about other people. You can choose to see their humanity first. – Melinda Gates, Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation One of the reasons I greatly admire the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is because its two fearless leaders, Bill and Melinda Gates, honestly believe this: We believe all MORE »
I had the great honor of giving opening remarks yesterday at a Manhattan blogger luncheon hosted by Global Team of 200 member, Jennifer Wagner, for WaterAid America. You might not have heard about WaterAid before today, but it’s the oldest NGO that works specifically on water and sanitation issues. Launched in the UK over 40 MORE »
When I think about the world and our access to water I get nervous. I remember my childhood and think about how my family never bought bottled water. Did yours? Now, that’s all I do on my grocery runs. I can’t even tell you how much we spend buying bottled water a month. My husband MORE »
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