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Stop “Primitive” Practice: U.N. Officials Call for End to Death Penalty

New York, N.Y.  The continuing application of capital punishment is a “primitive” practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared today, as they pressed global leaders to set course towards abolishing the death penalty and advancing a more progressive judicial agenda in their respective States. “We are seeing substantial progress [...]

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Ban Says World Must Press Ahead on Equal Rights for LGBT Community

New York, N.Y.  Bringing homophobia and transphobia to an end is “a great human rights cause,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that the fight against discrimination “lies at the core of the mission of the United Nations.” Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida. In his video message to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, [...]

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U.N. Urges Greater Protections for People with Dementia

New York, N.Y.  A United Nations independent expert today called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization, and neglect. “The voices of older people and those who look after them need to be heard in a meaningful way,” said Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, the U.N. Independent Expert on the [...]

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MSF: Children Play in Debris of Northern Gaza

Children play in the debris in Shejaaia, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the bombings in northern Gaza.  MSF surgical teams continue to work alongside staff from the Palestinian Ministry of Health at Al Shifa, as they have been doing since the Israeli army launched  Operation Protective Edge on July 8. Go to https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/. Photo by [...]

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Organizations Suggest Ways to Help Unaccompanied Minor Migrants

Washington, D.C.  With six weeks of steady reporting about the influx of Central American children and families crossing the U.S. border and no quick solutions being presented for what will happen to them, many people are asking their churches and dioceses what they can do to help. Unlike what would happen if a natural disaster [...]

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LGBT Bias Over Upcoming Pink Dot Event in Singapore

Singapore - Singapore’s annual Pink Dot event takes place on Saturday 28 June 2014, and this year it appears to have stirred up more controversy than usual. The grassroots movement which was started in 2009 by a group of individuals, is a large public gathering where attendees are encouraged to wear pink to support the ‘freedom [...]

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‘Children of the Night’ Focuses on Human Sex Trafficking in U.S.

New York, N.Y.  Lois Lee is often called a pioneer in saving victims of human sex trafficking. The founder and president of Children of the Night, a privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution, began working toward her cause while she was in graduate school. Founder Lois Lee speaking [...]

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Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  On April 17, 2014, we took one of our trips into rural Haiti. We stopped to say hello to Miriam, who is a young woman who sells our Gadyen Dlo chlorine to local families so they can treat their drinking water.  Miriam is very friendly, so she invited us into her house and [...]

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Luce Leader Grows at Yale: from Anti-Bullying to Autism Awareness

Stop “Primitive” Practice: U.N. Officials Call for End to Death Penalty

Ban Says World Must Press Ahead on Equal Rights for LGBT Community

Lauding Success in Fighting Hunger, U.N. Urges Sustained Commitment

U.N. Urges Greater Protections for People with Dementia

MSF: Children Play in Debris of Northern Gaza