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End Poverty: Leave No One Behind

“Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty” is the theme for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Back in 2000, the UN set a big goal – to cut poverty in half by 2015. The global poverty rate – that is the number of people living on […]

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Social Good Summit: Beyond Right and Wrong

“In the darkest places and in the darkest moments you see the most light,” says Lekha Singh. Remi Elhanan adds, “The pain is so deep that it’s very easy to sink down and die. But when you see this light in the dark, you get the courage and the power and energy to go on.” Bassam Aramin sums up the power of this group, “ We know how to use our pain in a positive way.”

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Newsday Tuesday – Ending Stigma and Talking About Mental Health

It’s easy to mention when we’re not feeling well. Just today you may have heard someone say, “I’ve got a headache,” or “I’m fighting a cold.” It’s a cue to others that someone is not feeling their best, and triggers within us empathy and compassion. Even longer-term health problems are often discussed casually: “I’m a […]

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Dispatches from Girl Heroes – International Day of the Girl

Celebrate Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize award and International Day of the Girl by posting a photo of your girl hero anywhere in social media, and use the hashtag #GIRLHERO. Girl Up will collect the photos with the hashtag and create an inspiring wall of photos to share with the world!

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Five Things to Know About Girl Up

Girl Up launched #GIRLHERO, a digital campaign that celebrates girls. Post a photo on social media of a girl who inspires you, and tag her in the post. The girl you tag is encouraged to pass it forward and post a photo of a different girl who inspires her. By uniting behind one another, we can spark a chain reaction for girls around the world. Go to GirlUp.org/GIRLHERO to join the movement!

  • 2 weeks ago
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Newsday Tuesday – Fighting Ebola

For weeks now, the Ebola outbreak has been plastered all over the news. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the disease outbreak the most severe public health emergency in the world today and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan has said the outbreak is “likely the greatest peacetime challenge that the United Nations and its agencies have […]

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One Woman’s Work to Highlight the True Cost of a Mother’s Life Lost

The last time Faridah Luyiga Mwanje saw her sister Remie alive, she was preparing to give birth to her fourth child at a top private hospital in Kampala, Uganda.  Remie bled to death as a consequence of delivery complications and because the hospital didn’t have any blood on hand. When the announcement callings for donors […]

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Global Moms In Action – ClimateMama

Welcome to our new series, Global Moms in Action, where we honor and celebrate moms like you getting involved in solving the world’s big issues. We asked ClimateMama, Harriet Shugarman, a few questions about the great things she is doing to ask companies to change the their environmental practices and take action to protect the […]

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Five Things to Know About Jhpiego

Continuing our Partner Spotlight series, we asked Jhpiego some essential questions about their work. Why was Jhpiego was launched? For more than 40 years, Jhpiego has been working to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. An affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, Jhpiego was founded to share the latest in health knowledge, experience […]

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Social Good Summit: Simple Ways to Save the Lives of Moms & Children

We loved seeing so many powerful, passionate, and hard-working women and men at this year’s Social Good Summit. Our round-up series aims to highlight just some of what moved us as part of our UN Week coverage. During a discussion on Simple Ways to Change Lives, the panelists – including Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director […]

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