How many kids made your clothes? “aVOID” a new app and browser Plug-In for Google Chrome and Safari will warn you before you buy products that were made with child #labor. Help put an end to this Crime Against Children! http://ow.ly/rIEW9
According to the World Health Organization by 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a #city, and by 2050, this proportion will increase to 7 out of 10 people. USFMEP is working each day with global leaders to find innovative solutions to make the word’s cities more liveable.
(Pic courtesy of Google) http://ow.ly/i/40w4I
“Nelson Mandela was a great inspiration for the world and for me personally because of my work in peace-building through dialogue during the past twelve years. He inspired by example: forgiveness and reconciliation, which is part of what I do with people of diverse backgrounds in an attempt to build on the commonality of human beings.”
President Salwa Kader on Nelson Mandela in a Book of Condolence at the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations.
By 1990, less than 40% of the global population lived in a city, but as of 2010, more than half of all people live in an #urban area. USFMEP recognizes the importance of sustainable development and growth strategies for a rapidly growing global urban population. Here, President Salwa Kader (center) celebrates UN Day with various UN Ambassadors at a conference on urban sustainability in #Shanghai. http://ow.ly/i/40v4q
via @WorldBank Over 1.2 bil (20% of the global population) have no access to #electricity, almost all of whom live in developing countries.
Sustainable #development is key to not only ensuring lasting #peace, but also to realizing a better world. We understand this and work on a grass-roots level with key players in the social, economical, and environmental aspects of development. We’ve organized educational conferences for youth, discussed the economic challenges facing vulnerable women, and advocated for bearable farming techniques for more equal food distribution. http://ow.ly/i/3YU5D
It’s that time again! Time for the annual UN Women’s Guild Bazaar we mean. The UN Women’s Guild works to help mothers and children around the world. The proceeds from the bazaar go to disadvantaged children around the world. President Kader is an integral part of the Women’s Guild in Manhattan and was its’ director for eight years. She even founded a Women’s Guild chapter in Jordan!
Pictured here is the bazaar by the Manhattan Women’s Guild Chapter. http://ow.ly/i/3YTLc http://ow.ly/i/3YTLK http://ow.ly/i/3YTMk
According to the World Health Organization (#WHO): globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner! #usfmep organizes and attends high-level panel discussions with leaders in the fight against this form of violence in order to find effective, innovative, and fair global solutions to help women around the world. We can work together to end the #epidemic of #violence against women! http://ow.ly/i/3YgDt
140 MILLION girls & women have suffered #FemaleGenitalMutilation (#FGM). It’s a form of violence against women and girls. Share and spread the word to #orangeurworld! http://ow.ly/i/3YfVm
#usfmep President Salwa Kader proudly wears #orange for the elimination of #violence against #women! Today marks the wrap-up of the #16Days of activism to eradicate violence against women. How have you worked to end violence against women?