It Takes A Village

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All of our heartstrings feel a tug when we find ourselves staring into the face of poverty. We see a malnourished child’s face on a brochure from a far away place, hear news stories of migrants fleeing war, and those who have survived natural disasters.

I think we all want to help. More often than not, we go on with our lives and forget the stories which briefly captured our attention. I suppose it’s natural to look away from that kind of pain and uncertainty, but sadly, even our world leaders can not agree about how to reduce poverty and tackle other issues.

1.2 billion people currently live in extreme poverty, living on or under $1.25 a day.

When her son, a search and rescue pilot, died in 1986 at the age of 24, Albina du Boisrouvray made a decision to continue his legacy by helping the world’s poor. Albina developed FXB

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International Day of Peace 2014

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In Martin Luther King’s Nobel Peace Prize lecture, he compared the tremendous scientific achievements the world had made by the 1960s to the values we held as a society.

We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.

He went on to say, ‘This problem of spiritual and moral lag…expresses itself in three larger problems…Each of these problems, while appearing to be separate and isolated, is inextricably bound to the other. I refer to racial injustice, poverty, and war.’

This year’s International Day of Peace takes place when peace looks impossible to reach. Lately, the news has been discouraging. News of war, famine, violence and disease can be seen daily and for me, and I am sure for others, the news is frightening. Last week, Pope Francis remarked that the world’s many…

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Why You Should Care

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Gladys Kalibbala, an award-winning journalist from Uganda, was a panelist last night, along with Jessica Yu, Academy Award winning film maker, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Head of UN Women, at the UN Foundation event, Why We Care: Stories of Reproductive Health and discussion of the film Misconception. Gladys left Africa for the first time to attend the premiere of the film she was featured in at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday night, and to be a panelist at the event last night.

Jessica Yu, Director Misconception, speaking at the UN Foundation event. Photo Credit: Liz Fortier Jessica Yu, Director Misconception, speaking at the UN Foundation event. Photo Credit: Liz Fortier

Gladys developed the column, Lost (and Abandoned) Children, for Vision Group in Uganda. Gladys writes the stories of abandoned children to shed light on the issue and to make an attempt at reconnecting them with their families. In her community, children are often left at schools, in taxis, and at hospitals because their parents are desperate…

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