Category Archives: Workers’ Rights

World Water Day 2012 – March 22

Our partner Water.org will celebrate World Water Day on March 22 along with concerned global citizens of the world who care about access to clean water for everyone on earth.

If you would like to get involved, Water.org has a robust list detailing how you can help spread the word about World Water Day. You can do everything from change your Twitter background to donate $25 to the cause. There is a lot to choose from.

Also visit WorldWaterDay.org to find our more information about the importance of access to clean water and see how you can help. You can also visit UNWater.org for more information.

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Watch “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” at Care.org Tonight

I am always amazed by how powerful and brave women are around the world. I like to think of myself as someone who believes in the power of social good and the influence that collective digital voices of mothers can impart upon society, but I do all of this from the comfort of my home and from the security that the developed world provides. There are no military coups here in the United States or child soldiers in our midst. I have enough food to eat. My daughters are not in danger of dying from tropical diseases or have to collect firewood so our family can eat and they in turn cannot go to school. I also have the technological wherewithal to make an impact on a global level through blogging and social media. This is not the case for millions of women around the world.

So many women, particularly those who live in rural areas of developing nations, do not have the access to education and resources to make the difference they want. But time and time again we see that women are resourceful and use what they have to make a difference that is echoed and lauded around the world.

Tonight on Care.org, there will be an online screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, the story of the women – both Christian and Muslim – who stood up against the brutal and bloody regime of ousted president Charles Taylor.

After the screening there will also be a discussion. I hope to see you there.

Watch the trailer of Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

The Plight of Rural Women Discussed at the UN + Tweets from Day 1

Over the next few weeks the United Nations Commission of the Status of Women is holding high level talks about rural women. I tweeted during the opening session and general discussion. I have included some of my tweets along with pertinent tweets of others who shared information from Day 1.

I have a great interest in the plight of rural women as I was able to meet many in Kenya when I traveled to Africa last summer with ONE. In fact, I wrote about how collectives in dairy farming can better improve the lives of women living in rural Kenya. You can read my article, One Cow Can Change an Entire Community, on Care2.com.