I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted. I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them of the evil that lurks in the world.
The five-day session was described as fraught with tension and disagreement because most of the states were "concerned about the economic implications of migration, looking at the effects of remittances," said Mohammad Zia-ur-Rehman, chief executive of leading Pakistani NGO Awaz Foundation.
He said the connection between health and migration was frequently overlooked. In October a high-level dialogue on migration and development will be held that will help lay the foundation for how migration will be incorporated into the post agenda.
The number of internagional migrants reached million inup from million inaccording to U.
About half of today's international migrants are women, an extremely vulnerable group, unlikely to receive access to the social and health protections that they need from gender-based violence, unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Member states from South Asia and some Arab nations like Qatar, as well as Nigeria and the Vatican, opposed the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health language in a consensus agreement. I found the coverage of this meeting sparse and confusing. I welcome any better explanation of what happened at this meeting.
Your support today will help improve and save lives in the countries around the world where UNFPA operates. Family Planning Summit Could Mark Turning Point for Maternal Health June 7,Mail and Guardian Enabling women to control the number and spacing of their children is essential to reducing maternal deaths and human misery.
Over million women, mostly in the least developed countries, want to use modern family planning methods but can't access them, facing cultural barriers or family resistance, or not having access to contraceptives, or there is a lack of information or trained workers to give advice.
The summit's aim is to mobilise the political will and extra resources needed to give million more women access to family planning by This ambitious target is one that is desperately needed. Hundreds of thousands of women continue to die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
This would be a betrayal of the most vulnerable people and communities on our planet and an affront to our sense of justice. For every mother who dies, 20 more suffer from chronic ill health and disability. Uncontrolled pregnancy has a much wider impact on the life chances of women and their children - and the health and strength of their communities.
The Huffington Post said, "If the U. Rather than helping these desperate people - as UNFPA seeks to do - the legislation makes them pawns in a debate over social issues that often seems divorced from reality.
S, money goes to China, and not one dime goes to abortion. Democrats on the committee offered various amendments to allow U. In her reflections, she said: He insisted that his daughters get a good education and he never interfered with my life choices.
The attacks were strongest during the Bush 43 administration years, but we have been attacked all the time, including by feminist groups that fear that UNFPA has 'sold out'". The attacks come only from the United States. Recent Republican administrations have withdrawn United States funding from UNFPA, citing the "Kemp Kasten Amendment" which was enacted to ensure that no US money goes to any organizations that participates in the management of coercive population policies.
The Bush administration sent a team to China that reached the same conclusion, but that made no difference. It all was the result of the influence of the religious right. They agreed to disagree.
It was significant that they opened a channel that would allow them to communicate if times got tough. On the ground, in many parts of the world, we work all the time with the Catholic Church on common agendas such as ending violence against women.
It is important to broaden the base of understanding and support and find ways to support each other. Some groups still have doubts about UNFPA's commitment and approach and some are uneasy specifically about our effort to work with faith groups, fearing that it signals an erosion in our commitment to human rights.
It absolutely does not. Today, over faith based groups form the Global Network of Faith-based Organizations for Population and Development.What’s it really like being a teenager today? After a year-old wrote a blistering letter to The Times about the way young people are represented in the media, we asked teenagers all over the.
Walking around and seeing weak guys following girls around like puppy dogs, or seeing guys eat tofu, or seeing skinny-fat guys jogging on a treadmill, or seeing guys whining and complaining is like a kick in the teeth and a punch to the stomach at the same time. Todays teenagers do not read as many books as a teenager even 10 or 20 years back used to.
Why is it so? Is it because other forms of communication, learning and entertainment have taken over the ever popular "book" or is there some other reason?
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