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Picture It: A World Where Women and Girls Truly Have Equality

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day to honor and celebrate women and girls around the world. Some say that women’s day is every day, and we agree, but as women continue to make social and economic strides towards equality, our contribution to this planet isn’t always visible. That’s why several organizations including […]

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Storming Capitol Hill to Help Kids Everywhere Get a Shot at Life

Volunteer champions from across the United States – 120 in total – braved crowds, demonstrators and icy weather to spend a day talking with their elected representatives in Washington, D.C. this week. It was a hectic week in the capital, with all eyes on global events. However, for my fellow volunteers and myself, the global […]

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  • Chrysula Winegar
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So What Happens to All Those Clothes?

Filling bags and boxes with old clothes usually serves two purposes: clearing space in our closets, and donating to those in need. How often do we consider where our clothing ultimately ends up? How much does it do to really help others? The BBC recently interviewed Dr. Andrew Brooks, author of Clothing Poverty. Dr. Brooks […]

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“As long as it’s healthy…”

 For as long as you can probably remember, you’ve heard the phrase,” I don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl, as long as it’s healthy.” We all know what we mean, but what happens when baby is not born healthy? Did you know that around the world, more than 8 million babies are […]

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Five Things to Know About Shot@Life

It’s a national call to action for a global cause: the campaign rallies the American public, political leaders and community groups around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines.

  • 7 days ago
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A 101 on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (with gifs!)

This week, United Nations Member States continue the intergovernmental negotiations on the “post-2015 development agenda.” Yes, that’s a wonky sentence – but the post-2015 agenda, a framework to address pressing global challenges over the next 15 years, will have a big real-world impact, so we want to spend a minute breaking down what the agenda […]

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Newsday Tuesday: The End Of Child Marriage in Malawi

We are overjoyed by this news: Two weeks ago, child marriage was outlawed in Malawi. The Marriage, Divorce, and Family Relations Bill increases the legal age of marriage from age 15 to age 18. More than half of teenage girls in Malawi drop out of school and are married before age 18, commonly enduring a […]

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We All Want to Belong

I’ve had the amazing opportunity to live in five countries and 10 cities throughout my life—and partly because of being in a military family as a child, I’ve moved houses more than 40 times. Sometimes I have to stop and think about where “home” is and what the concept really means. Is it a place? […]

  • 2 weeks ago
  • Chrysula Winegar
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Climate Change Means Tougher Conditions for Moms and Babies

UN COP21 Paris 2015. Sounds a little confusing? United Nations Climate Conference of Parties 21 in Paris 2015. Sound even more confusing? We thought so too. With all the acronyms flying around, it is easy to feel like the Climate Change Summit coming up in Paris later this year doesn’t include us. But as Global […]

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Newsday Tuesday: Healing Babies with Light

Jaundice is a condition experienced by one in six newborns every year in the United States. It shows up as a yellow tint to baby’s skin and in the white part of their eyes. It is a sign there’s too much  bilirubin  in the baby’s  blood.  Most babies have mild jaundice, which usually gets better […]

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