Jean Shinoda Bolen is asking you to sign a petition for a Fifth UN World Conference on Women. Said petition would be delivered to the UN Secretary-General, to the chair of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and to the woman who will be appointed to head the new women's "super-agency" in March 2010. Shinoda Bolen explains:
We live in a changing world.We live in an uncertain world.We live in a HUNGRY world. Helping people help themselves. Turning Hunger into Hope. Because the future is now.To find out more: http://www.wfp.org/climate-change ...more
For the past four years, the World Economic Forum has studied the gender gap - that is, the amount of resources dedicated to boys and girls and women's opportunities to fully participate in society - in over 100 countries, then ranked them. (In 2009, the Index included data from 134 nations. At least 12 of 14 indicators used for the Index must be available in order for a country to be included.) The goal, according to the 2009 Global Gender Gap Report, is:
On Tuesday, Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga, were hit by a tsunami. There's currently a travel warning suggesting that those intrepid types who are Pacific island bound stay away while the island populations grapple with the aftermath of the big waves.
Those warnings don't always work -- plus, those who had planned to do aid work are going anyways. Here's a post from a soon to be Peace Corps volunteer:
In the current discussion and debate about health care reform proposals the methods of paying for, administering and delivering universal basic health care benefits in other countries are often raised as models of either what we should emulate or what we should fear adopting.