@girleffect is about ending poverty by investing in girls via @gayecrispin #TheGirlEffect #girls #futurePosted: July 15, 2012
The Girl Effect is a movement of people who believe in the unique and indisputable potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world.
#AvonInAfrica Fights Poverty Helps Empower South African Women @AvonInsider @avonfoundation @Avon_UK #CSRPosted: July 12, 2012
“Avon Calling” for South Africa’s Jobless
Cosmetics giant Avon has helped lift South African women out of poverty, according to a new survey.
Oxford University conducted a three year study on women working for the company in South Africa and uncovered some positive outcomes. The door-to-door beauty sales firm is providing women in South Africa with a route out of poverty, the academic study indicates.
“Trade union estimates say black women in South Africa earn an average of 1,200 rand (£94) a month, while white women earn 9,600 rand and white men around 19,000 rand. The Oxford research included surveys with 300 black Avon representatives and 77 customers, plus interviews with Avon’s management, representatives and consumers.
It found Avon representatives’ income put them in the top half of black women in their communities, and brought them in line with what a black South African man earns. Avon representatives with 16 months or more in the system earned enough to cover a typical household’s expenditure for food, nonalcoholic drinks, clothing, shoes and healthcare.” The Guardian
The Avon case study was developed with support from the Pears Business Schools Partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to inspire future leaders to make a positive difference to society.
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Rio+20 Legacy: Sec-Gen Ban Ki-moon’s #ZeroHungerChallenge for a future without hunger! @zerohungerchallPosted: July 5, 2012
From the UN News Centre: Rio+20: Secretary-General challenges nations to achieve ‘zero hunger’
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ at Rio+20, where all countries were invited to work for a future where every individual has adequate nutrition and where all food systems are resilient.
“In a world of plenty, no one – not a single person – should go hungry,” Mr. Ban said during the launch of the initiative at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday night. “I invite all of you to join me in working for a future without hunger.”
“Zero hunger would boost economic growth, reduce poverty and safeguard the environment. It would foster peace and stability,” Mr. Ban added, calling on farmers, business people, scientists, civil society and consumers to join the challenge by honouring past promises and work together to put an end to hunger.
The ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ has five main objectives: to achieve 100 per cent access to adequate food all year round; to end malnutrition in pregnancy and early childhood; to make all food systems sustainable; to increase growth in the productivity and income of smallholders, particularly women; and to achieve a zero rate of food waste.
Inspiration for the initiative came from work being carried out by many countries and organizations to end hunger, including Brazil.
The ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ is supported by UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank and Bioversity International.
“Big problems call for bold goals. The Zero Hunger Challenge can help us mobilize political commitment, the first step to eradicate hunger,” said FAO’s Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, said at a high-level meeting in Rio de Janeiro today. “This is a personal challenge from the Secretary-General, but one that all of us should answer, as individuals and collectively. FAO embraces this challenge of a Zero Hunger World.
More than 40,000 people – including heads of State and government, parliamentarians, mayors, UN officials, business and civil society leaders – are attending Rio+20, which ends on Friday. It seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection.
“Give Me The Money That …” by Anti-Slaver Charles Sumner #quote #inspiration #EndHumanTrafficking #StopSlavery #taolifePosted: June 28, 2012
Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.” Charles Sumner 1811-1874
Charles Sumner -Anti-Slaver
Charles Sumner, American politician and senator from Massachusetts, was the leader of the anti-slavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the United States Senate during the American Civil War and Reconstruction.
As leader of the Radical Republicans he sought to destroy slavery and radically transform the South, and worked to guarantee equal rights to the Freedmen ( a freedmen was a former slave who had been released from slavery).
Sumner fought hard to provide equal civil and voting rights for the freedmen and devoted his enormous energy to the destruction of “Slave Power” and all attempts and efforts of slave owners to take control of the federal government to ensure the survival and expansion of slavery. Sumner died while still in office at 63 years of age.
It was reported at the time of Sumner’s death, “Not since the death of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 had the nation grieved so deeply at the loss of one of its statesmen.”
From The Pen Of Charles Sumner
“From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.”
“The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come.”
“No true and permanent fame can be found except in labors which promote the happiness if mankind.”
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Below is a fairly exhaustive list of organisations and groups
working to put end to contemporary slavery, child slave labour, and human trafficking.
List of United Nations Agencies, Programmes, NGOs and Foundations working on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.
Amnesty International http://amnesty.org
Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org
Derechos Human Rights http://www.derechos.org
Front Line, The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders http://www.frontlinedefenders.org
Human Rights Internet http://www.hri.ca
Human Rights Network International database http://www.hrni.org
Human Rights Resource Center http://hrusa.org
Human Rights Web http://hrweb.org
New Internationalist http://www.newint.org
Anti-slavery society www.anti-slaverysociety.com
American Anti-Slavery Group (ASSG) www.iAbolish.org
Free the Slaves www.freetheslaves.net
Save a slave www.saveaslave.com
The Wyndham Charitable Trust http://uk.geocities.com/wyndham_ct
Polaris Project www.PolarisProject.org
Committee Against Modern Slavery http://www.esclavagemoderne.org
SOS Esclaves Mauritania www.sosesclaves.org
Slavery Footprint.org http://slaveryfootprint.org/
Trafficking and sexual slavery
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: www.unodc.org
The Emancipation Network www.emancipationnetwork.org
Coalition against Trafficking in Women www.catwinternational.org
Project to end Human Trafficking www.endhumantrafficking.org
People Against Trafficking Humans http://www.orgsites.com/mi/people-against-trafficking-humans/
Ban-Ying (Germany) www.ban-ying.de
Bangladesh National Women Lawyer’s Association www.bnwla.org
Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women www.gaatw.org
Global Rights, Initiative Against Trafficking in Persons www.globalrights.org/trafficking
Human Trafficking Search (National Multicultural Institute) www.humantraffickingsearch.net
International Organization for Migration, Prevention of Trafficking in Women in the Baltic States project www.refocusbaltic.net/en
La Strada International www.lastradainternational.org
Perm Center Against Violence and Human Trafficking (Russia) www.cavt.ru
Stop Albanian Slavery www.stopalbanianslavery.blogspot.com
The Barnaba Institute www.barnabainstitute.org
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking www.castla.org
Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition www.bsccoalition.org
Shared Hope International www.sharedhope.org
Action to End Exploitation www.endexploitation.org
Protection Project www.protectionproject.org
Forced labour and migrant exploitation
International Labor Organisation www.ilo.org
International Labor Rights Fund www.laborrights.org
International Organization for Migration www.iom.int
Kalayaan – Justice for migrant workers www.kalayaan.org.uk
Matahari Eye of the Day www.eyeoftheday.org
Global Workers Justice Alliance www.globalworkers.org
Human Rights for workers www.senser.com/index.htm
Irish Congress of Trade Unions www.ictu.ie
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions www.icftu.org
Trades Union Congress UK www.tuc.org.uk
Instituto Sindicale per la Cooperazione et lo Sviluppo www.iscos.cisl.it
Coalition of Labor Union Women www.cluw.org
International Organization of Employers www.ioe-emp.org
World Confederation of Labour http://www.ituc-csi.org
Children – forced labour and sexual slavery
International Initiative to End Child Labor www.endchildlabor.org
ECPAT International (child prostitution and trafficking of children for sexual purposes) www.ecpat.net
Justice for Children International www.jfci.org
Save the children www.savethechildren.org
Child Labor Coalition www.stopchildlabor.org
World Tourism Organization – Task to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation in Tourism www.world-tourism.org//protect_children/index.htm
South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude http://bbasaccs.org
Child Rights Information Network http://www.crin.org/resources/index.asp
Action Against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children (ALTEN) http://atsec.tripod.com/atsecbangladeshchapter/id1.html
Association pour la lutte Contre le Travail des Enfants au Niger (ALTEN) http://alten.apinc.org
Butterflies Programme for Street and Working Children (India) www.childrightsindia.org
Casa Alianza Latina America www.casa-alianza.org
Casa Alianza UK www.casa-alianza.org.uk
Child Labour Awareness http://childlabour.typepad.com
Child Rights Information Network www.crin.org
Child Workers in Asia www.cwa.tnet.co.th
Child Workers in Nepal www.cwin.org.np
Child Watch www.phuket.com/island/child.htm
Concerned for Working Children www.workingchild.org/htm/cwc.htm
Free the Children www.freethechildren.org
Free the Children India www.ftcindia.org
Global March Against Child Labour www.globalmarch.org
HAQ: Centre for Child Rights and Campaign to Stop Child Labour www.haqcrc.org
International Federation of Free Trade Unions (Child labour section) www.icftu.org
ILO – International Programme of the Elimination of Child Labour www.ilo.org/ipec/index.htm
Child Trafficking Digital Library www.childtrafficking.com
World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children http://www.csecworldcongress.org
The World Bank- Child Labour www.worldbank.org
Understanding Children’s Work: An inter-agency research cooperation project on child labour http://www.ucw-project.org/
ECLT Foundation – addressing the challenge of child labour in tobacco growing www.eclt.org
World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) www.csecworldcongress.org
RugMark Foundation www.rugmark.org
Stop Child Labor http://stopchildlabor.org/
Don’t Sell Bodies http://dontsellbodies.org/
Please feel free to provide any organisation names or links that you find are missing from this list.
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