Social responsibility is needed for so many reasons...
A government’s need for stability and security, a citizen’s need for effective and protective governance, a single-mother’s need for employment, a farmer’s need for famine relief, a criminal’s need for a second chance, a destitute man’s need to know someone cares, a child’s need for basic food, shelter and compassion.
Your answer can come from an emotional obligation or personally obscure connection, but all connections to our humanity excite and invite compassion.
We are all connected. We are all in need.
I believe we all want to make the world a better place.
- MARY M. PURCELL (YBeSR)
A new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study found that 50% of single young adults who are currently uninsured could pay $50 or less for comprehensive health coverage through www.HealthCare.gov.
The DO School offers a unique one-year educational program enabling talented emerging social entrepreneurs to launch their own innovative and sustainable ventures. The program allows its participants - our Fellows - to learn from passionate peers, engage with current leaders and experts, and create change by implementing their social start-ups in their home countries.
In honor of International Women’s Day (IWD) coming up this Saturday March 8th, Catapult - a crowd-funding website championing the empowerment of women and girls - created a series of photos as a part of a visual campaign depicting the growing global epidemic of sex slavery, child slavery, and child brides. The campaign created mock magazine covers, nearly identical to the well-known pop-culture magazines we see stuffed into our newsstands. These covers illustrate the reality of some girls across the world—abuse, fear, and oppression—making the real cover stories from magazines like Seventeen and Good Housekeeping even more embarrassing than they already are. The mocks the headlines we do gawk at, by highlighting the stories we tend to ignore. [Rest.]
Sulochna Mohan Sawant, 23, poses with her five-year-old daughter Shamika Sawant inside their home in Mumbai, India. Sulochna, who works as a maid, wanted to become a doctor when she was a child., but could only study until the age of 14. Sulochna wants her daughter to become a teacher. Shamika also wants to become a teacher. Photograph: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters
So apparently some rich French guy was sitting around one day and wanted to sit in the middle of the desert and watch Dune with his friends. So he made a theater and then it turns out It was a really, really bad idea and not a single movie was shown there. The local’s in the middle of somewhere Egypt didn’t like the idea for some reason and sabotaged it. Now there’s a random theater in the middle of the desert and some day no one will know why.
SEATLLE, Washington — Child soldiers have been exploited throughout history and are currently involved in the conflict in Syria. There are many misinterpretations around how and why child become involved in conflict and how to help children recover from trauma. Here are ten facts that everyone should know about child soldiers.
1. Who Are Child Soldiers? Child soldiers are any individuals under the age of 18 who are recruited by government or opposition armed forces to participate in conflict. They may fight in the front lines, or participate in wars by acting as lookouts, spies, cooks, or messengers.
Children are also sometimes recruited for suicide missions.
Girls are often used as “wives” (sexual slaves) for male soldiers; it is estimated that 30% of child soldiers are females. While there is no way to count the exact number of child soldiers it is estimated that there are currently 250, 000 -300,000 child soldiers worldwide…
Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — The tense, high-stakes standoff between Ukraine and Russia continue, with both sides insisting they don’t want war but publicly offering little evidence of their willingness to budge. Petro Poroshenko, a Ukrainian parliamentarian who has been charged with leading negotiations with the new government of Crimea — a disputed region thought to be threatened by a Russian takeover — told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that “today we (had) the first sign of contact between our minister of defense and Russia’s minister of defense,” as well as talks involving other ministers.
Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine’s U.N. ambassador, claimed Russia used planes, boats and helicopters to flood the peninsula with 16,000 troops. And Ukrainian officials say disguised Russian troops have laid siege to military installations. Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday denied sending members of his military into Crimea or that any of the up to 25,000 Russian troops already stationed in the country had any role in the standoff…