#MeToo in the Humanitarian World /Wikimedia Commons
"Our friends and family sometimes think the humanitarian world is populated by saints. The general public might also think that (our fundraising campaigns certainly play on this). However, those of us who live in it know our sector is not so different from others. We walk amongst mortals – flawed human beings. We* are two of those millions who tweeted #MeToo – recalling our own many experiences of harassment, from when we were schoolgirls, to this day – make no mistake, it is a pervasive factor in every woman's life. But even though we are aid workers, we too experience sexual harassment and assault in the humanitarian world. .." ... See MoreSee Less
Lebanon did something no other country has done before!
By implementing second shifts in more than 300 of its public schools with certified Lebanese teachers, abolishing enrollment fees, and providing free textbooks for students, Lebanon has in five years almost doubled the size of its education system, with an ongoing refugee crisis. Learn from their success! » ... See MoreSee Less
How much does it cost to create a job? Creating jobs is not easy, nor is it cheap. $10 million can create roughly only 200 direct jobs, and that number is variant based on the job sector. How can we best measure job creation if cost per job is not the right indicator? Explore the challenges » ... See MoreSee Less
A $10 million investment can actually create just a couple hundred direct jobs. / Photo: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo / World Bank (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) Creating more and better jobs is central to ou...
UNTIL THE RECENT PAST TRAGEDY AT MARJORIE STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, USA, MOST PEOPLE NEVER HEARD OF MARJORIE STONEMAN DOUGLAS. BUT, HER HISTORY SHOWS A DYNAMIC WOMAN ACTIVIST FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS CAUSES. MARJORIE STONEMAN DOUGLAS WAS AN ACCLAIMED WRITER AND LIVED TO AGE 108!
Born Marjory Stoneman April 7, 1890 Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Died May 14, 1998 (aged 108) Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, U.S.
USA - On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in the Miami metropolitan area.
Seventeen people, mostly students, were killed in a tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the 18th US school shooting of the year.
In the seven short days since a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teenagers who survived the violence have emerged as America’s most powerful advocates for reforming gun-control laws. ... See MoreSee Less