Tag Archives: Girls

Indian Award-Winning Documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ – Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

With Jitin Hingorani. New York, N.Y.  While living and working in my comfortable American cocoon in December of 2012, I vaguely remember hearing about an Indian girl named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang-raped on a Delhi bus with a metal rod. My immediate reaction was: “Poor girl… what is happening to my country […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

New York, N.Y.  The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing. Not knowing as much about Indian cinema as I […]

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U.N.: Violence Against Women and Girls ‘Shames Every Society’

New York, N.Y.  Voicing concern over the continued killing of women and girls, the United Nations anti-crime chief today issued a strong call to end such acts, as well as to unravel the gender at the heart of the “dreadful daily experiences of violence” that blight so many of their lives. Hundreds of thousands of […]

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International Day of the Girl: Recognition by Global Community

New York, N.Y.  Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2011, October 11th now marks official recognition by the global community of the rights of girls and the many challenges they continue to face around the world. Schoolgirls in Puntland, Somalia. Photo courtesy of the author. […]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 8, 2012

Classes Start Again for Young Palestinians at UNRWA School A close-up of a Palestinian girl during one of the first classes of the new academic year, at a school in Gaza supported by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).  05 September 2011. Gaza. Photo: United Nations. […]

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Jim Luce on Child Prostitution & Trafficking

Spectacular Sold-Out Premiere of Anti-Child Trafficking Film in NYC Cambodian Parliament Member Mu Sochua Speaks on Lack of Human Rights at Home Brilliant Film Premiers Monday in NYC, Offering Solution to Global Child Exploitation The film “Redlight” is produced and narrated by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lucy Liu. For the complete listing of thematic stories, see […]

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Winning Hearts & Minds, Transforming Lives in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica. For decades, Jamaica has been facing high and rising debt to GDP ratios that has undermined its capacity to achieve sustainable growth and has contributed to declining average living standards. Jamaica lies south of Cuba and West of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The 2008-9 global crisis worsened Jamaica’s fragile fiscal position and […]

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Can the World’s Poorest Girls Save the MDGs?

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations is riveted this week on how badly our leaders are doing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  One woman of action, a global activist I know, believes that only by empowering girls can MDGs be met.  Jin In is Founding Director of 4Girls GLocal Leadership (4GGL) — Inspiring Girls, […]

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