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Taking Steps to Reduce Violence Against Persons with Albinism

New York, N.Y. United Nations human rights expert Ikponwosa Ero called upon government representatives gathered in New York for the General Assembly to take swift action to end a growing problem of violence and severe discrimination against people with albinism. Independent Expert on Albinism Ikponwosa Ero. Photo: OHCHR/Christine Wambaa. Ms. Ero is the first Independent […]

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Eradicating Poverty Means Ending Humiliation and Exclusion

New York, N.Y. Poverty is both a cause and consequence of marginalization and social exclusion, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that to fulfill the promise of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, “we must address the humiliation and exclusion of people living in poverty.” Pupils receive lunch at Bwerangula Primary […]

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Poverty: Quite Simply, It Could Be You

Baltimore, MD. Poverty as defined by the Center for Disease Control is, “when a person or group of people lack human needs because they cannot afford them. Human needs include clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing, and shelter.” Poverty has always been an idea in my head as those people you see on the […]

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Jimmy Carter in Memphis for Habitat for Humanity Build

Memphis, TN. In 1975, as a high school student in the Midwest, I was a strong supporter of Jimmy Carter’s bid for the White House. Fast forward forty years, and I continue to write about and be inspired by this great man. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country […]

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Memphis Hosts Habitat’s Jimmy Carter Work Project

Atlanta, GA. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, helped build a home today in Memphis, Tennessee, and joined Habitat for Humanity in announcing its 33rd Carter Work Project, which will take place in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, Aug. 21-27, 2016.   […]

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Jonathan Reckford, C.E.O., Leads Habitat for Humanity

New York, N.Y. I met Jonathan T.M. Reckford this fall when Habitat for Humanity International (LINK) invited several foundations, including the Ford Foundation and our own foundation to meet with him and hear about Habitat’s good works around the workd – and get involved. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (right) and Habitat for Humanity International […]

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Dwayne Spencer Heads Habitat for Humanity in Memphis

Memphis, TN. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ President and C.E.O. Dwayne Spencer has worked in nonprofit management for 22 years and has led Memphis Habitat for 14 years. He has guided the agency through a period of significant growth and change while maintaining and improving organizational practices, polices and strategies, which have effectively contributed […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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