Saturday, August 19th, 2017

One thing that I didn’t expect when I started writing this blog was the education I would receive on non-profit organizations that are active in countries all around the globe, dealing with a vast array of complex issues. Today I want to talk about groups associated with women’s rights and gender equality.  There are dozens of such organizations […]

This week I picked three stories – all are amazing and all highlight how different our lives are compared to people in other parts of the world.  We, in North America, are blessed with our governments, education systems and health care.  Not so in many other countries… 1) First, George Clooney.  George and friends (Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and […]

Our Charity of the Month for April and May is Vital Voices Global Partnership.  Each week, we feature our Charity of the Month and tell you something you might not know about it. For example, you might not know that last month, more than 1000 supporters of Vital Voices Global Partnership met at the Kennedy […]

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, and partner, Brad Pitt, visited victims of the Bosnian War – people evicted from their homes in the 1990’s who are now living in deplorable living conditions at various “collective centres” in Bosnia. They lack running water and basic services, and continue to be marginalized by their circumstances. Angelina spent private time with a group of women, many of whom had been raped and tortured during the war. One woman summarized her ordeal by saying: “I have my body, but it no longer has a soul”. Angelina urged continued support for these refugees.
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We are pleased to announce that we have chosen Vital Voices Global Partnership as our Charity of the Month for April and May. Vital Voices is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was created in June, 2000. It strives to advance women’s economic, political and social status around the world by providing skills, networking and other support to women.

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In our second month of operation, we’re donating another hundred dollars to our March ‘Charity of the Month’ – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This is in addition to the $100 check sent to the Red Cross in February. The ICRC and other Red Cross Associations are doing incredible work in Haiti and Africa and every other part of the world. We are also pleased and relieved that Gauthier Lefèvre, an ICRC Humanitarian Aid Worker, has been released from capture in West Darfur (see story). Read More