Tag: millenium development goals

Environment, climate change & children’s health

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 universal targets that will provide a roadmap for the future of international development. Viewed as a more comprehensive extension to replace the soon to expire Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs will be adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. Over the years, the mainstream…
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Empowering Girls through Education

“I want this school not only to empower Kenya’s girls, but also their mothers, fathers, and entire villages.” –Kakenya Ntaiya @KakenyaN Did you know that women’s literacy rates are significantly lower than men’s in most developing countries? Education is important for all, but essential for the survival and empowerment of women and girls. Investing in girls’…
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International Children’s Book Day

“Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.” -Hans Christian Andersen   Today, on April 2nd, International Children’s Book Day is being celebrated around the world to inspire a love of reading and celebrate children’s literature.  This day has been celebrated since…
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International Women’s Day

In 1910 Clara Zetkin, Leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, presented the idea for an International Women’s Day while attending the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. 100 women from over 17 countries attended the conference that year, the result was the unanimous approval of the establishment of such…
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