Yesterday, the disheartened - and hardening - citizens of earthquake-ravaged Aquila, took to the streets; this time, not to shovel out in wheelbarrows the detritus of their homes, but to protest in Rome about the slow pace (some would say a stock-still pace) of reconstruction. And while about 16000 citizens have returned to makeshift habitats there, it seems the only one who got a fabulous apartment in a pre-war building was the head of the buildings projects - but his swanky place 'gifted' by builders was on Rome's haughty via Giulia....more
While I lay in a tent in FIRE's camp in Haiti I remember one of the first popular songs that changed social consciousness regarding violence against women, at a time when the subject was a well-known secret and there was no political, social and cultural acknowledgment of violence against women as a violation of the human rights of women.
When I hear about catastrophes like the earthquake in Chile over the weekend, it seems so distant that it’s hard to relate. Normally I feel terrible for people who’ve suffered, but when it’s far away and doesn’t directly affect me – I feel sad and helpless. When the place that a tragedy occurs also happens to be the place I’ve visited and where family and friends live – the abstract distance does not apply…and wow does it ever change the watching the news experience....more
By: Maria Suarez ToroThe Global Fund for Women
On the grounds next to an epidemiological hospital destroyed by the earthquake, Dr. Jean Pape has set up two laboratories and an emergency medical center for wounded victims. This Haitian doctor received worldwide fame for inventing a method of halting the advancement of HIV/AIDS to help those without the ability to buy expensive medicines continue to live with the infection.
High in the "Ivory Tower" on Wednesday, Pope Benedict commanded immediate orders that the Roman Catholic Church Charity Network assist in the aide of those suffering from the devastating effects of the earthquake in Haiti. Today, I woke up struggling to make it to Church on time. My car, as always had a little trouble starting. After driving around the block for 10 minutes I decided she would make it to Church....more
I'm not going to waste a lot of words: travelers and others want to help. Here are a bunch of resources that you can click through if you're looking for a way to put your money to work towards relief in Haiti following the quake.
When I posted about How to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivors on Tuesday evening, there wasn't much information out yet about how to help, but now there are lots of posts and articles with lists of organizations you can donate to like:...more
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