CSW & March Madness

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It’s that time of year again, the 62nd annual Commission on the Status of Women. A month long event of global women leaders, NGOs, Non Profits and delegations coming together to talk about how we can basically come up with sustainable solutions for women and girls all over the world. Discussions range from poverty and education to ending all forms of violence against women and girls, which is what sustainable goal 5.2 claims to do. CSW is the red carpet of the humanitarian world....read more...

Weapons, Drugs & Forced Prostitution

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The three things that bring the most devastation to our families, our children and our society are weapons, drugs and forced prostitution. In the wake of the Florida School shootings, young people became galvanized and took to the streets and ended up at the capital in Tallahassee with an emotional cry for stricter gun laws. After watching seventeen of their friends, classmates and teachers get gunned down by a mentally unstable student who should have never been able to purchase a gun, they have had enough. Adults have let them down, society has let them down but most of all their government has severely let them down. There are a lot of movements happening creating the greatest paradigm shift this country has ever seen. This will be one of them....read more...

The Non Transparency Of NGOs

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In recent weeks we’ve heard of the sexual misconduct of aid workers in various countries working under the Oxfam banner. These workers were accused of soliciting vulnerable populations for sex in exchange for humanitarian supplies. Apparently this is what has been happening for quite some time now. What’s more appalling is that some of the executives at Oxfam knew this was happening and did nothing about it.  But why, do you ask? DONATIONS....read more...

The Price Little Girls Pay

In the wake of the Larry Nassar trial and convictions, there are a lot of people wondering “Why was this not stopped from the beginning?”. That is a valid question that has a complicated answer. Children are impressionable and easily manipulated and more than that-trusting. What Larry Nassar did was abuse their innocence, naivety, and their desire to be Olympic champions someday. Nassar’s reputation as a world renowned sports physician succeeds all the abuse because adults, not children, respected him. Their pleas for help were dismissed as nothing more than made up fantasies. So these people who were protecting Nassar’s reputation were also protecting their own and the University of Michigan. As infuriating as this is, we see it time and time again with big organizations, but what about parents?...read more...

The Human Cost Of a Bad Immigration Reform & The Fate Of Those Caught in Slavery

In the midst of Democrats and Republicans trying to get a “Deal” made before the next government shutdown, immigrants are worried, scared and stressed. Life is not what it used to be and many are afraid to walk the streets for fear of deportation. But what about those that were forced into this country for sex and labor? They too did not choose to be in that situation but somehow they got there. Now, I know that these are different arguments but the outcome is the same. Survivors of trafficking will get swept up in mass deportations and get treated like criminals. It doesn’t matter that they are here getting services, working with an immigration lawyer and are on the path to getting a T visa or a green card. They are seen as illegal, period....read more...