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    The Action Thread Part Two

    By Joanna Prisco JULY 25, 2018 21 CITIZENSHIP Oklahoma Woman Volunteers to Be Stand-In Mom at LGBTQ Weddings Sara Cunningham also offers “free mom hugs” at Pride marches and festivals. Why Global Citizens Should Care Same-sex marriage remains illegal in several states throughout the US. But actions like the one this mom has taken increase LGBTQ acceptance, curb violence, and reduce inequalities throughout the nation. You can join us in taking action on this issue and the rest of the UN’s Global Goals here. A Midwestern woman is offering to be a stand-in mom at the LGBTQ weddings of strangers. Sara Cunningham, who hails from Oklahoma, wants to be a source of comfort to couples whose families have not yet accepted their relationship, reports CBS News. Related StoriesJune 22, 201815 LGBTQ Activists of the Past and Present You Should Know "If you need a mom to attend your same-sex wedding because your biological mom won't, call me. I'm there," Cunningham wrote in a Facebook post that has since gone viral. Up to 1.6 million young people experience homelessness in the United States every year, and 40% of them identify as LGBTQ, according to a 2012 studyconducted by the Williams Institute at UCLA Law. The figures illustrate the harsh challenges many young queer individuals face in seeking acceptance from family members. To wit, 46% of homeless LGBTQ youths ran away due to family rejection of their sexual orientation or gender identity, while 43% were forced out by their parents, the study noted. Yet another 32% faced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse at home, reported the Washington Post. Cunningham is no stranger to LGBTQ activism. She told CBS News that ever since her son, Parker, first came out to her at the age of 21, she undertook her own journey of understanding and acceptance via private Facebook groups. She also wrote a book to help other mothers struggling to accept their LGBTQ children: How We Sleep at Night: A Mother's Memoir. Related StoriesJune 25, 2018NYC Pride Marchers Tell Us What They Want Our Generation to Fight For But it was after attending her first Pride march that Cunningham encountered stories of individuals being disowned by their families due to their sexual orientation. The experience inspired her to begin offering “Free Mom Hugs” to anyone who wanted or needed one at subsequent Pride events, and spawned a support group of 3,000 members under the same name, noted CBS News. She has since become ordained as an officiant and has officiated at 12 LGBTQ weddings. “Many of the weddings I officiate, I'll say, 'How are your parents? Are they accepting?' And they say, 'Well, I don't know if I'll invite them or not, they don't acknowledge my relationship,'" Cunningham told CBS News. It was such instances that prompted her to volunteer to be a "stand-in mom" at weddings, too. "I'll be your biggest fan,” she wrote. “I'll even bring the bubbles." TOPICSLGBTQSame-Sex MarriageDiscriminationLGBTQ rightsGay Marriage COMMENTS
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    Hi everyone!! The Action Thread was locked today, so here's where it will continue! The first one was open from 8th April 2014 to 11th January 2017, and it had 416 pages and 8303 posts of action. Here's a link to it: http://zootopia.u2.com/topic/28388-the-action-thread/ Cheers !! (which nothing was wrong other than the thread was getting rather long and that was causing problems. Unfortunately, we are going to have to do the same with a few others also. ~mich)
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    Por Joe McCarthy y Erica Sanchez 1 DE FEBRERO DE 2019 34 MEDIO AMBIENTE ¿Por qué Beyoncé y JAY-Z quieren que seas vegetariano? El motivo te hará cambiar tu dieta. Por qué es importante para los Global Citizens Adoptar una dieta basada en vegetales y frutas podría ser la mejor manera de mejorar tu propia salud y reducir tu impacto personal en el medio ambiente. Beyoncé y JAY-Z están pidiendo a sus fanáticos que consideren este cambio como un nuevo desafío. Puedes unirte a nosotros para tomar medidas sobre este tema aquí. ¿Comerías una ensalada de col rizada solo para obtener entradas de por vida a los conciertos de Beyoncé? ¿Qué tal un batido de plátano para ver a JAY-Z? Si la respuesta es sí, entonces probablemente deberías entrar a Proyecto Greenprint, un movimiento apoyado por esta famosa pareja, que alienta a las personas a adoptar una dieta vegana. Beyoncé le dijo recientemente a sus seguidores en Instagram que podrían ganar boletos de por vida para ver sus shows y los de JAY-Z si se unen al Proyecto Greenprint. Una "huella verde" es el "impacto positivo que podemos tener en el mundo al comer comidas basadas en frutas y verduras", según indica el sitio web. A los fanáticos que ingresan al sorteo se les pide que proporcionen su dirección de correo electrónico, y luego se les muestran varias infografías sobre los beneficios ambientales de una dieta vegetariana o vegana. Por ejemplo, comer nueve comidas a base de frutas y verduras equivale a mantener en pie 14 árboles que aportan oxígeno y quitan químicos dañinos de la atmósfera durante un mes, según el sitio. El objetivo del movimiento no es empujar a las personas a adoptar una dieta del todo vegana. Lo que buscan es alentar a las personas a realizar pequeños cambios en la dieta y pensar sobre el impacto ambiental de sus hábitos alimenticios en el proceso. A las personas que se unen al movimiento se les pide que incorporen más de estas comidas en sus rutinas semanales. Para Beyoncé, esto significa "lunes sin carne" y "un desayuno de frutas y verduras”. "La información es difícil de ignorar", dijo Beyoncé en un comunicado. “Los beneficios de una sola comida diaria hecha a base de frutas y verduras pueden tener un impacto tan profundo en nuestra salud y en el medio ambiente, que va desde reducir las emisiones de carbono hasta conservar el agua. Queremos desafiarte a medida que nos desafiamos a nosotros mismos para avanzar hacia un estilo de vida más saludable basado en frutas y verduras, y defender tu salud y la salud del planeta". Beyoncé ha sido durante mucho tiempo una defensora de las dietas vegetarianas y, a menudo, come más comidas veganas cuando se está preparando para sus giras, de acuerdo a los consejos de su nutricionista Marco Borges, quien fundó 22 Días de Nutrición, el grupo que supervisa el Proyecto Greenprint. Recientemente, un grupo de 30 científicos propuso la "Dieta de la salud planetaria" como una forma de frenar el cambio climático, prevenir la degradación ambiental y mejorar los resultados de salud global. La dieta hace que las personas coman más verduras, frutas y granos, mientras comen menos carne y productos lácteos. A nivel mundial, la producción de carne es uno de los mayores impulsores de la deforestación, la degradación del suelo y el agotamiento del agua, mientras que las prácticas agrícolas sostenibles pueden producir más alimentos, ocupar menos tierra y tener un efecto regenerador en los ecosistemas locales. "La dieta de salud planetaria se basa en pruebas epidemiológicas realmente duras, donde los investigadores siguieron a grandes grupos de personas durante décadas", dijo a The Guardian Marco Springmann, de la Universidad de Oxford, quien participó en el estudio. "Sucede que si se juntan todas las pruebas, se obtiene una dieta similar a algunas de las dietas más saludables que existen en el mundo real". Otro informe encontró que volverse vegano es la "forma más grande" de ayudar al planeta, y las Naciones Unidas sostienen que las dietas deficientes son más peligrosas que las infecciones mortales como la malaria, causando 1 de cada 5 muertes en todo el mundo. Respaldado por argumentos éticos, ambientales y de salud, las dietas vegetarianas se han vuelto populares en la última década. Retos como "los lunes sin carne" han dado a muchas personas que no están dispuestas a renunciar por completo a los productos cárnicos un punto de entrada en el movimiento. Ahora Beyoncé quiere que muchas personas cambien sus vidas y ayuden al planeta, y ella sabe que necesitan un punto de partida. Por eso, con tantas alternativas a la carne sus fans podrían estar felices de seguir su ejemplo. TEMASEnvironmentCurrent eventsClimate changeHealthcambio climaticoSustainabilityVegansustentabilidadJAY-ZBeyonceDietPlant-basedentradas gratis beyonceveganismo COMENTARIOS
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    0 MEMBERS IN ACTION 5 things you can do to make the world a better place in 2019 19 December 2018 6:57PM UTC | By: ROBYN DETORO JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin To say there’s a lot going on in the world right now might be an understatement. That’s why we’re vowing to be bigger, better and bolder in our fight to make the world a better place in 2019. But, creating big change requires a group effort and we’ll need you to get involved! Here are 5 things you can do to make sure we start tipping the scales: Find a cause. Start the new year off on the right foot by supporting the cause (or causes!) you believe in. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favourite organisations that fight for causes we can get behind: The Nadia Initiative, Love Our Girls, New Faces New Voices, Restless Development, the African Women’s Development Fund, and Global Fund for Women. Learn something new. Educating yourself is one of the first steps you can take to make the world a better place. Set aside time in the new year to learn about the issues that get you fired up and seek out a better understanding of how your involvement can help push a movement forward. Start conversations. Put your newly acquired knowledge to the test by engaging in conversations about the issues at hand with everyone (think grandparents, best friends, classmates, workout buddies, etc.) you know. Speaking to others is one of the best ways to gain insight into how other people feel and can give you the power to understand what barriers lay in the way of solving the issue and where opportunities exist to leverage change. Plus, it’s a great way to spread information to people who may not otherwise have been reached! Participate. Participation in change making is all about giving one thing: time. Here are a few ways you can get involved: sign a petition, volunteer, show up to the march, write a letter to the editor or follow your favourite organisations on social media. Get out of your comfort zone. Here’s the truth: fighting to make the world a better place isn’t always the most comfortable task. But if there was ever a time when the world needed its citizens to challenge themselves and fight for what’s right, it’s now. We have some big issues to tackle and your actions and voice are important to creating change and holding our leaders accountable. The good news is determining how far out of your comfort zone you go is up to you. Fired up? Become a ONE Member to get in on our world-changing actions in 2019.
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    Did you know that only 3% of people with a #LearningDisability live as a couple, compared to 70% of the general adult population? However, many people with a learning disability want to be in a relationship. This needs to change. https://bit.ly/2RVnFW4 #LetsChatAboutThat
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    Great news released this afternoon by CreativeIrl, including the announcement that Music Generation will expand into 5 new areas of the country in 2019. This commitment as part of Creative Youth brings us closer than ever to realising our vision for universal access to music tuition for all children and young people, regardless of circumstance. We’re grateful for the ongoing support of our funders and donors, U2, The Ireland Funds, The Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships. We’re looking forward to sharing more details of the next five areas to get underway in the coming weeks — stay tuned! #CreativeSchoolsIRL #CreativeYouth
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    Fingal County Council has announced a new opportunity for musicians within their Musician-in-Residence Programme 2019. Expressions of interest are invited from musicians who wish to be included on a Musicians’ Panel, with a view to delivering high quality music lessons to children in primary schools during the academic year 2019 – 2020. The purpose of the Musician-in-Residence programme is to enhance the music education children receive through the primary school curriculum. It supports schools to deliver instrumental or choral tuition; and assists class teachers build their capacity for music teaching. Visit www.fingalarts.ie/education for the Application Guidelines & Criteria and the Application Form. Application deadline: 8 March 2019. http://fingalarts.ie/education?fbclid=IwAR3oUxtb6GSB0Tnnqo3UxEQgAmsuNmscWsZBYgBYF4n0yiEFqJLqx6Kfst0
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    Roses are (RED), Violets are blue, Let’s skip the dinner, And finally screw. #ValentinesDay Durexhttps://amzn.to/2BlOLLX
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    WHY 2019 IS A CRITICAL YEAR IN THE FIGHT TO END AIDS This year, nearly ONE MILLION people will die from a disease that can be treated with just one pill that costs 20 cents per day. This week, 7,000 young girls will be newly infected with a preventable disease. Today, 500 babies will be needlessly born with HIV. As you’re reading this, a teenager will be newly infected with a virus… we’ve been fighting for 30+ years. These are not headlines of the past, but the story of today. AIDS is still a crisis and it won’t be over unless we act now. THE GOOD NEWS? WE KNOW HOW TO FIGHT THIS — AND END IT. ONCE AND FOR ALL. SAY HELLO TO THE GLOBAL FUND. The Global Fund was founded in 2002 to accelerate the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as epidemics. The Global Fund is an organization made up of partners including governments, civil society and the private sector, and they mobilize and invest nearly $4 billion a year to support life-saving programs in more than 140 countries— programs that are set up and run by the very same people are directly impacted by these diseases. These programs not only combat these diseases, but ultimately revitalize entire communities, strengthen local health systems and improve economies. Bill Gates has called the Global Fund “one of the kindest things people have ever done for one another.” 100% of the money (RED) raises goes to the Global Fund—this has helped save millions of lives and provide critical prevention, treatment and care services. This October, The Global Fund will host their sixth replenishment conference in France, the second-largest donor to the Fund. There, they will ask government and corporate leaders and private donors to come together and help save 16 million lives over the next 3 years by meeting their funding goal of US $14 billion. It’s an ambitious ask, but US $14 billion for the Global Fund would... Help get the world back on track to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Save 16 million lives between 2021 and 2023, reducing the mortality rate by 52 percent across the three diseases by 2023, relative to 2017 levels. Reduce the death toll across the three diseases to 1.3 million in 2023, down from 2.5 million in 2017, and from 4.1 million in 2005. Avert 234 million infections or cases reducing the incidence rate by 42 percent across the three diseases by 2023, relative to 2017 levels. ENDING HIV, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA BY 2030 IS WITHIN REACH, BUT NOT YET FULLY IN OUR GRASP. WITH ONLY 11 YEARS LEFT, WE HAVE NO TIME TO WASTE. WE MUST STEP UP THE FIGHT NOW.
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    Image for Sign now: we demand more action in the fight against AIDS Sign now: we demand more action in the fight against AIDS Today, about 1,000 young women will be infected with HIV. Tomorrow, it will be another 1,000. One week from now, nearly 7,000 young women will have contracted HIV. The grim news: AIDS isn’t a disease of the past, it's a crisis now. The great news: we have the means to end it. The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria has helped slash deaths from these diseases by a third. This innovative partnership backs brave frontline nurses and doctors and the latest technologies to help people fight back against these killer diseases. Millions of women and girls are still at risk, but if enough of us take action, 2019 could be a turning point in the fight. This year, government and business leaders will gather in France to decide whether or not to expand the reach of the Global Fund. With full funding, we could help save 16 million more lives and stem the spread of disease. That’s the kind of bold ambition the world needs. Tell world leaders to step things up so progress doesn’t slip back. Join the call to fully finance the Global Fund. Dear government and business leaders, We're urging you to show ambition in ending AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. This is a fight we can win – but only if we all do our part. I’m in, are you? Please fully finance the Global Fund to help save another 16 million lives and bring us closer to eliminating these diseases for good.
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    221 HEALTH This powerful activist and mentor is fighting HIV stigma in Uganda 5 February 2019 2:24PM UTC | By: PRUDENCE NYAMISHANA ADD YOUR NAME Sign now: we demand more action in the fight against AIDS EmailSign We first introduced you to Robinah in 2016, and now we’re catching up with her to see what her life has been like since she revealed her HIV status to her classmates and began her journey as an HIV/AIDS activist. When Robinah Babirye was ten years old, her mother sat down with her and her twin sister Eva and told them they were both HIV positive. Robinah was devastated. Now 25, Robinah sees that moment as a beginning, sparking what has become an incredible journey into HIV activism work. Robinah started her journey as an HIV activist with a photo on Facebook (left). Four years later, she’s achieved more than ever (right). She took the first step on Facebook. One morning, she decided it was time to tell the world about her status. She wore a t-shirt with an inscription that said HIV Positive, took a photo, posted it on her Facebook page and waited for the responses to come. To her relief, they were overwhelmingly supportive and she has been unstoppable since. Now Robinah is well-known in Uganda as a powerful advocate for HIV patients and vulnerable girls. She won the crown as Uganda’s Miss Young Positive, graduated from Kyambogo University in December 2016, works with school outreach programs, and uses media, film and music to amplify her cause. Her first film with her twin sister Eva, Don’t Dare Touch, premiered in Côte d’Ivoire in 2017 during the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa. The movie addresses issues faced by HIV-discordant couples, prevention of mother to child HIV transmission, stigma and treatment. The audience loved it so much they wanted more, and now a series is in the works. Robinah works with the African Young Positives Network and volunteers with the Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV to carry out training and community outreach programs, such as the Young Positive Beauty Pageant and the People in Need Agency (PINA) Uganda, an organisation for whom she was originally a pioneer beneficiary. Through PINA, Robinah dedicates much of her time to mentoring younger HIV advocates. “I have to give back,” she says. To date, she has mentored more than 45 girls in Kalangala Island and Kasenyi Landing Site on Lake Victoria and recently teamed up with two of her mentees, 19-year-old Winnie Nansamba and 21-year-old Ritah Nansamba, to establish the Roof and Equip Winnie campaign. They are now working to establish services for child survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking in Lake Victoria’s Ssese Islands. “Some of the girls [on the islands] have been sexually violated multiple times, others by their close relatives. Others have been trafficked from the mainland to the islands,” Robinah says. Another of her mentees, Fionah, won a scholarship last summer to attend the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. “When I listened to Robinah share her story, I decided to come out,“ Fionah says. “She is such a wonderful mentor she even recommended me to attend the conference in Amsterdam.” Next on Robinah’s agenda is a plan to build a rehabilitation center for girls who are survivors of sexual violence. Designed to be a safe haven for survivors to talk about their experiences and challenges, the center will offer post-traumatic care, psychosocial support, counselling and treatment, and will work with survivors to rebuild their self-esteem. “We also plan to have vocational training facilities to skill them for financial empowerment,” Robinah says, adding that she hopes the empowered girls will become change agents for others, do away with toxic cultural constructs and break the cycle of poverty. What matters most to her, she says, is inspiring others in her work, even when she encounters challenges. “I think about the people who look up to me and I wonder what will happen to them if I give up now,” she says. “So, I keep going.” Join Robinah in the fight against HIV by adding your name now and asking world leaders to back the Global Fund.
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    What will you change in the world?
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    2 CULTURE Nigeria’s youth are ready to vote for their future 14 February 2019 8:39PM UTC | By: MELANIE RHODES JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin As Nigeria gets ready to go the polls and elect a new President (16 February), young Nigerians have been busy debating the issues, quizzing the candidates and getting ready to make their votes count. ONE’s #VoteYourFuture campaign has been empowering young people to create the future they want to see – by understanding the issues that affect Nigeria and voting for a President based on their policies, not who they are. On the road Determined to make their voices heard, ONE Champions, volunteers and a host of influential speakers took #VoteYourFuture on the road, leading panel discussions and debating policies from one side of Nigeria to the other. ONE Champion Ibrahim Abubakar (left) and ONE Campaigns Assistant Olalekan Obisesan in Kaduna State University, Kaduna. Young Nigerians talked about their role in the elections, and how entertainment can be used to educate them about the issues that count. Job creation, education and health were hotly debated, and soon spread beyond the room, trending on Twitter. ONE Members at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. In her closing speech, ONE’s Nigeria Director, Serah Makka-Ugbabe told the crowd in Gombe, North East Nigeria, “Holding our leaders to account is the bulk of our work and that lasts for 4 years… Nigeria only works if each of us does our part.” ONE’s Nigeria Director, Serah Makka-Ugbabe (centre) with participants at Federal College of Education, Gombe. Throughout the tour, thousands of young people signed the Youth Declaration and demanded that leaders invest in Nigeria’s youth. The Declaration lays out what matters most to young Nigerians. Job creation comes top of the list – not a surprise when around a third of 15 – 35 year olds can’t get work or can only find low-skilled jobs. The great news is that six presidential candidates have listened, and also endorsed the Declaration! On air While some young people were taking #VoteYourFuture on the road, others were taking it on air. ONE partnered with TRACE, a Nigerian TV Channel, and Enough is Enough to produce a series of interviews with five of the Presidential Candidateswho signed the Youth Declaration. Young Nigerians, including ONE Champions, quizzed the candidates about their policies. The interviews, will educate and empower even more youth to vote and have a say in their future. Ready to vote… Rosemond Edem, ONE Champion, welcoming participants at the University of Calabar, Cross River State. Over 85,000 young people have so far signed the Youth Declaration, and it’s not over yet. Rosemond Edem, ONE Champion, South South region of Nigeria said “We are all eager and ready to exercise our rights at the upcoming elections by voting based on the issues.” Stay up to date with ONE’s work in Nigeria by following us on Twitter & Facebook!
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    0 CULTURE These motivational backgrounds will keep you going in 2019 20 December 2018 6:41PM UTC | By: ROBYN DETORO JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin We made things happen this year — seriously, check out everything we achievedthanks to YOU — and now we’re more motivated than ever to keep up the fight in 2019. To keep ourselves at the top of our game, we created a set of phone backgrounds to remind us that we’re in it to win it. Check them out below and download your favourite one! DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD Want to join us in the fight for a more equal world in 2019? Become a ONE Member today!
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    Changing the world wouldn't be possible with all of YOU. ❤️
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    Global Views Gender equality Opinion: We have to think bigger about investments in women and girls By Megan O’Donnell // 12 February 2019 A woman at work at a vocational training center in Khomasdal, Namibia. Photo by: John Hogg / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND They called 2018 “the year of the woman,” yet still, nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere. That’s why 2019 must be the year the world finally gets serious about long-term investments in women and girls, and especially those living in extreme poverty. How can we address violence against women and girls with disability? At the Global Disability Summit in July, governments, NGOs, multilateral institutions, and more vowed to help address the issue of violence facing people with disability. These case studies suggest how. We have to think bigger, and we have to think differently. For years, many in the development community have focused primarily on trying to improve girls’ and women’s individual capabilities — making them more educated, healthier, and better trained. But in addition to focusing on women and girls’ capabilities, more needs to be done to improve their opportunities and change the economic system that is biased against them. Study after study tells us that giving women and girls equal access to economic opportunities, including productive and financial assets and quality employment, is the key to unlocking economic growth in an unprecedented way. If we create a system where women in sub-Saharan Africa have the same economic opportunities as men, it could add up to $700 billion to the global economy. For perspective, that’s roughly the size of the economies of Nigeria and South Africa combined. More importantly, closing gender gaps in the economy and society at large would mean that this wealth is more evenly distributed — that women stand to benefit more equally from the value they contribute to their communities and countries. It would give women the capacity to invest more in the health, education, and the overall well-being of their children, thus securing a more prosperous future for the next generation. The potential payoffs are enormous — and we can’t afford to ignore them. But neither can we shy away from the fact that we have our work cut out for us. Over 1 billion women do not have access to a bank account. Some 43 million women do not have access to a health facility to deliver their babies. Right now, 86 percent of girls don’t have basic math skills by the time they are 14. Fortunately, 2019 is ripe with opportunities to help women and girls get the education, economic opportunities, and resources they need and deserve to thrive. In August, France will host the G-7 Summit, where world leaders have an opportunity to make historic policy and financial commitments that benefit women and girls. World leaders should build on the successes of last year’s G-7: Through the 2X Challenge, all G-7 development finance institutions committed to mobilizing $3 billion to economically empower women in developing countries. Get development's most important headlines in your inbox every day. Subscribe France has the chance to go further by championing a broader array of legislative and financial commitments and by launching a robust accountability mechanism to track progress and hold leaders accountable. France is also hosting the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in October 2019. HIV/AIDS remains the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age, and nearly 1,000 girls are infected with HIV every day. The reasons behind this are complex, but in part relate to limitations on girls’ opportunities — their economic vulnerability and their limited bargaining power in their sexual relationships. As the Global Fund has acknowledged, we’ll need a successful replenishment and a prioritization of all of adolescent girls’ unique needs and constraints in order to end the AIDS crisis for good. Donor countries will play an important role at the G-7 and in fighting AIDS, but so too will African governments, who need to increase investments in their citizens and ensure that investments effectively reach women and girls. That’s why the ONE Campaign and our partners will call upon African leaders to also increase their ambitions in 2019 with regard to promoting gender equality, implementing, and financing necessary policy changes to meaningfully improve women and girls’ capabilities and opportunities alike. Beating extreme poverty by tackling global gender inequality will, of course, require more than just one G-7 or replenishment. It’ll take a steady stream of victories both big and small. And that important work must not wait a minute longer. Investing in women and girls is the single most promising economic, political, and social opportunity of our time. 2019 should be the year we treat it that way.
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    Roses are (RED), Violets are blue, Drinking with the girls, Is better than dinner with you. #ValentinesDayAlessi https://amzn.to/2I9vL99
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    🚨 Today, nearly 1,000 young women will be infected with HIV. Same thing tomorrow. And the next day. Join ONE & tell world leaders it’s time It's time to #StepUpTheFight to #endAIDS:http://bit.ly/2Gek4fw
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    "Music shows us that all of it matters. Every story within every voice, every note within every song. Is that right, ladies?" 👏🏾 👏🏾 Michelle ObamaINSPI(RED) us all at last night's #GrammyAwards.
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    Introducing, Nurse Nana! Every day, she plays a critical role in the fight against HIV/AIDS by educating expectant moms on how to make sure their babies are born HIV-free. ✊🏾 ❤️ Inspired to #StepUpTheFight like Nurse Nana? Add your name and tell world leaders we need to take action against HIV/AIDS now → bit.ly/2MQzyXC #PovertyIsSexist
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    3 HEALTH You need to know about the bold fund fighting HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria everywhere 5 February 2019 2:25PM UTC | By: ROBYN DETORO ADD YOUR NAME Sign now: we demand more action in the fight against AIDS EmailSign Fact: Every day, nearly 1,000 young women are infected with HIV. Fact: Globally, there are 37 million people living with HIV — more than 15 million of whom can’t get life-saving treatment, which puts them at risk of developing AIDS-related symptoms — and another 1.8 million people are infected with HIV every year. Fact: Over 2,500 people die from AIDS-related causes every day. Fact: AIDS isn’t a disease of the past. It’s a modern-day crisis and it’s impacting people and communities around the world right now. Enter, the Global Fund — a 21st-century partnership organisation designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria as epidemics. A child being administered malaria screening with Global Fund supported medical supplies at the Nduo-Eduo community Health Centre in Nigeria. Formed in 2002, they work in partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria to put an end to these epidemics by investing in and funding all kinds of health resources and interventions, like doctors, nurses, innovative technologies and education programs. The Global Fund is one of the world’s most powerful tools in the fight against these diseases. In 2017 alone, regions and countries where the Global Fund invests treated 108 million cases of malaria and 5 million people for TB, plus 17.5 million people were on ARV therapy to treat HIV. In the same year, 197 million mosquito nets were distributed, over 79 million HIV tests were completed and HIV prevention services and programs reached 9.4 million people. A team of mobile community health workers trained with Global Fund support on their way to rural Kenyan homes to provide health checks and care. This is what progress looks like. But there’s still work to be done, particularly for young women and girls. To make sure the Global Fund can continue with their critical work, they will be hosting their sixth replenishment conference in October. They’re asking world leaders and private investors to come together and help save 16 million lives over the next 3 years by meeting their replenishment goal of US$14 billion. This investment is the bold ambition the world needs to get us on track to stop the spread of these diseases — and it’s why we’re calling on world leaders to #StepUpTheFight by fully financing the Global Fund. Add your name now to tell world leaders they must back this bold initiative this year.
  23. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    3 HEALTH You need to know about the bold fund fighting HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria everywhere 5 February 2019 2:25PM UTC | By: ROBYN DETORO ADD YOUR NAME Sign now: we demand more action in the fight against AIDS EmailSign Fact: Every day, nearly 1,000 young women are infected with HIV. Fact: Globally, there are 37 million people living with HIV — more than 15 million of whom can’t get life-saving treatment, which puts them at risk of developing AIDS-related symptoms — and another 1.8 million people are infected with HIV every year. Fact: Over 2,500 people die from AIDS-related causes every day. Fact: AIDS isn’t a disease of the past. It’s a modern-day crisis and it’s impacting people and communities around the world right now. Enter, the Global Fund — a 21st-century partnership organisation designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria as epidemics. A child being administered malaria screening with Global Fund supported medical supplies at the Nduo-Eduo community Health Centre in Nigeria. Formed in 2002, they work in partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria to put an end to these epidemics by investing in and funding all kinds of health resources and interventions, like doctors, nurses, innovative technologies and education programs. The Global Fund is one of the world’s most powerful tools in the fight against these diseases. In 2017 alone, regions and countries where the Global Fund invests treated 108 million cases of malaria and 5 million people for TB, plus 17.5 million people were on ARV therapy to treat HIV. In the same year, 197 million mosquito nets were distributed, over 79 million HIV tests were completed and HIV prevention services and programs reached 9.4 million people. A team of mobile community health workers trained with Global Fund support on their way to rural Kenyan homes to provide health checks and care. This is what progress looks like. But there’s still work to be done, particularly for young women and girls. To make sure the Global Fund can continue with their critical work, they will be hosting their sixth replenishment conference in October. They’re asking world leaders and private investors to come together and help save 16 million lives over the next 3 years by meeting their replenishment goal of US$14 billion. This investment is the bold ambition the world needs to get us on track to stop the spread of these diseases — and it’s why we’re calling on world leaders to #StepUpTheFight by fully financing the Global Fund. Add your name now to tell world leaders they must back this bold initiative this year.
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    🚨 ALERT: Today, nearly 1,000 young women will be infected with HIV. Tomorrow, it will be another 1,000. One week from now, nearly 7,000 women will have contracted HIV. We CAN change this. #PovertyIsSexist. Take action and #StepUpTheFightnow → bit.ly/2MZ8juh
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    Great to see our friends over at the recently re-branded Sing Irelandunveil their new website as they continue to develop, support and promote all forms of group singing across Ireland. Sing Ireland is also committed to further encouraging young singers, working with thousands of young people nationwide. Here's to an exciting new phase in the development of group singing in Ireland. https://www.singireland.ie/?fbclid=IwAR0HXIF2dyxaDCz--7fsN-sKFtvuLrQEOpiJEUad4qy6NSYo_KCJwWzRNu0