Tag Archives: Human Trafficking

N.Y. Asian Women’s Center’s Gala Raises $400K for Survivors of Violence

New York, N.Y.  More than 300 of New York City’s philanthropists, activists and community members from the corporate, finance and entertainment sectors joined forces to raise close to $400,000 at the 34th Anniversary New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC) Gala at the Essex House on Thursday night.  Guests at the NYAWC 34th Anniversary Gala. Photo Credit: Sean […]

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Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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Womankind emerges from NYC Asian Women’s Center

New York, N.Y. On the heels of President Trump’s inauguration and historic women’s marches all over the world, the New York Asian Women’s Center changed its name to Womankind, and they say their new name has even more significance in Trump’s New America: “We have been considering changing our name for a while now to […]

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On ‘World Day,’ U.N. Secretary-General Urges Action to Combat Human Trafficking

New York, N.Y.  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged every country to join the fight against human trafficking as United Nations agencies and their partners vowed to work together to support and protect victims of this transnational crime, while pursuing and prosecuting criminals and their networks. At the Bandeu checkpoint in Nepal, inspectors and a police […]

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2015 Global Luce Leader Receives Congressional Commendation

Greenwich, CT.  This was the announcement from NEWS 12 CT: Alana Galloway, a 17-year old, was honored in Bridgeport, CT today (March 1, 2015) for building awareness about human trafficking, bullying and teen suicide. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Alana Galloway, Sara Herbert-Galloway, Frank Recchia News 12 CT. Photo: Herbertcollection. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Bridgeport, […]

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Legacy of Frederick Douglass: Celebrating 175 Years of Abolition

New York, N.Y. When Frederick Douglass arrived in New York City on September 4, 1838, he could hardly have believed that, 175 years later, people from all over the world would know his name. Nor could he have believed that his descendants would be invited to the nation’s capital to celebrate his central role in […]

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World News Focus: Refugees

New York, N.Y. Syrian Refugee Crisis Straining Medical Resources  As Syrians flee the conflict at home to refugee camps, U.N. aid agencies are struggling to provide much needed health services in those camps and in neighboring countries, a U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) report released on April 26 stated. Turkish doctor examines Syrian refugee child. UNHCR […]

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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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