Let's help! Donate via BlogHers Act (including Myanmar cyclone victims) and we'll match your donation with $3,000

Right now, thousands upon thousands of women and children like these (above) who took shelter in a Buddhist temple need our help. This morning, BlogHers Act and GlobalGiving expanded our Mother's Day fundraising initiative to save women's lives to include the tens of thousands of people devastated by Cyclone Nargis. Now, in addition to donating to hand-picked and carefully vetted programs to help women and children in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Darfur, Nepal and South Africa, you can use the BlogHers Act donation widget (see below and the left-hand column on every page of BlogHer.com) to help get water and shelter to thousands of people whose lives are in danger. And we'll help! ...more

Donated.

I wonder, though, how on earth will they get all this into the country? Junta ...more

'Am I not human?'

  Are Darfuris and Tibetans not human? ...more

Am I Not Human? A Day for Remembering

Sojourner's Place joins with other bloggers on this 27th day of April in the year 2008 in recognition of the symbolic importance of the Olympic Games and in denunciation of human rights violations across the world and specifically China, the host of this year's games. ...more

in solidarity: global day for darfur

On this Global Day for Darfur, Sojourner's Place joins in this CALL TO ACTION TO STOP THE GENOCIDE ...more

yo, brother! let me holla at you...

Yo, Brother! ...more

Pro-life? Pro-choice? Pro-Saving women's lives? Here's how we can work together

Have I told you lately how much I love how smart this community is? Here's what I'm on about: Over the weekend, BlogHer community member Valiens of A Brain Like Mine blogged great questions about the BlogHers Act fundraiser to save women's lives: "I'm wondering whether the women's health care available in any given country is able to provide birth control in any meaningful way, and I'm wondering what the general attitude and practice is among the providers in the various countries about abortion....I'm also wondering if any of the organizations being supported are specifically political in nature, or in support of, or being supported by, political organizations, and which ones they are, and what their mission statements propose. Again, this could be an important factor regarding donations. Transparency is most desirable.On top of that, I'm willing to say I have some potential donors who would have questions about vaccinations, AIDS treatments, religious involvements...more" I love Valiens' questions because it gives me an opening to talk more about BlogHer's philosophy for our BlogHers Act fundraiser, and why we chose to work with GlobalGiving to support five projects we deliberately selected with an eye to exactly the issues she raises. Here goes... ...more

This is exactly the information I was hoping for! Thanks so much for being so thoughtful in ...more

Blog this today: How many women's lives can we save with donations from the BlogHer community, between now and Mother's Day?

How many women's lives can we save with donations from the BlogHer community, between now and Mother's Day, May 11, 2008? If you will download this widget today and encourage your readers to donate, we can find out. Won't you join us? ...more

Blog this today: How many women's lives can we save with donations from the BlogHer community, ...more

Do What You Can: National Week of Action for Darfur April 6-13

"[Y]ou don't necessarily have to solve a problem. You just have to take the steps that are available to you . I focus on the fact that I don't have to solve it. I just have to do what I can. " --Jerry Fowler, Executive Director of the Save Darfur Coalition, during an interview on the Voices on Genocide Prevention Podcast. ...more

Darfur Documentary on HBO December 6

Thursday, December 6, from 8:00 – 9:45 pm ET/PT, HBO will screen a documentary by Paul Freedman about Darfur, Sand and Sorrow. If you don't have HBO, like me, you can watch a live stream of the full film on the HBO web site December 7-9. George Clooney is the film's narrator and Executive Producer. ...more

Update on a Day for Darfur

Declaring merely a day of action for Darfur is rubbing me the wrong way, we have a lot of work to do and there is no way that progress can be achieved within the span of one day. A blogblast on a dedicated day serves to educate as many as we can and hopefully inspire some engaged civic participation. ...more
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