Tag Archives: Children

Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013′s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote [...]

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Autism Webinar in Washington Highlights Hope through TM

Washington, D.C.  Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 2014 Luce Leadership Award from our foundation, after writing about the David Lynch Foundation several times, and after getting to know and write about broadcaster Rita Cosby, I could [...]

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Universal Children’s Day: U.N. says Child Violence Hobbles Progress

New York, N.Y.  The agenda will succeed the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDG) programme adopted by a UN Summit in 2000 and scheduled to end in 2015. The J. Luce agrees that all children have the right to live free from violence. Photo UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1124/Shehzad Noorani, Liberia, 2012. “Every day, millions of children are affected by [...]

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Report: 30 Million People Enslaved Worldwide, Including India

Johannesburg, S. Africa.  The Australian-based Walk Free Foundation has released its first-ever Global Slavery Index – a ranking of 162 countries by their prevalence of modern slavery. The Index found that tens of millions of people worldwide are living in slave-like conditions, most of them in Asia. Slavery is often thought of as a relic [...]

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At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights ‘NGO GlobalPay’

New York, N.Y.  I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO Hikmet Ersek who I met last year at CGI, and Luella Chavez D’Angelo who I have interviewed in the past (piece). It was at last year’s breakfast I [...]

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United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Orphaned children–especially in poor countries–face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunity to obtain an education or training that would enable them to become independent, contributing members of their society. Many organizations work to offer hope. This fall, two groups are collaborating for the [...]

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U.N.: Thousands of Children Fleeing Syria Alone, Vulnerable to Abuse

New York, N.Y. Over 4,000 Syrian children have fled the nation without any adult supervision, a United Nations agency said, stressing that children are extremely vulnerable to abuse and exploitation when they do not have a chaperone. The U.N.’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday that aid workers have identified and registered 4,150 Syrian child refugees. [...]

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Photo of the Day – Children in IDP Camp, Yemen

These young boys are living at the Al Mazrak IDP camp. Children in Yemen continue to be recruited and used by armed groups while women and girls  are vulnerable to gender-based violence. Credit: OCHA/Ziryab. Tweet

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No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

Senator Blumenthal Speaks Out On Human Trafficking

Deadly Attacks on Gays: Cameroon LGBT Center Closed, May Re-Open

Anglican Church Leaders Speak on Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

Peter Yarrow: My Last Visit With Pete Seeger

All Out Reports First Anti-Gay Arrest at Sochi Olympics