Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Paul Olson
Violence against girls in schools reduces the number of girls in school. Why is this important? Poverty, sickness, and sustainable development depends on education first.
The Global Education First Initiative reports that if we educated our girls…
· 12 million children would be saved from stunted growth.
· 64% fewer early marriages
· 59% fewer early pregnancies
· 10% increase in wage earnings for every 1 year of schooling
· 49% fewer child deaths if all women completed secondary school
· 66% decrease in maternal mortality if all women completed primary education
Spokesperson for girls’ education and Nobel peace prize winner, Malala Yousafza ...
by Madeline Bacchus
On Wednesday, June 10, a discussion was hosted by a member of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and a member of World Vision on new education perspectives for Palestine refugee children with disabilities living in refugee camps in Lebanon. The setting of the camps is already dangerous for those who are able-bodied, with narrow streets, exposed electric wires running alongside water and limited natural sunlight. The added on limited number of schools and health facilities makes life extremely difficult for those living with a disability. Access to education specifically is limited, if not impossible ...
If you are in the New York city area, we invite you to attend an event with the Rev. Alonzo Johnson on the Educate a Child initiative:
Educate a Child: Transform the World:
A National and International Initiative
The Rev. Alonzo Johnson
Associate, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Noon – 1:30
Brown Bag Lunch
Presbyterian Conference Room
777 UN Plaza – 7th Floor
(E. 44th St. and 1st Ave. - enter on 1st Ave.)
From our partners in World Mission:
Presbyterian World Mission Encourages Congregations to Host an Event and Discussion About the Movie “The Good Lie.”
The movie, which opens in theaters October 3rd, focuses on the “Lost Boys,” who were orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, beginning in 1983. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys, as well as girls, to America.
Philippe Falardeau has written a moving screenplay which stars Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon alongside Sudanese actors, and children of war, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Kuoth Wiel.
Mamere and ...
In July last year the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaimed every 25th of the month as Orange Day. Initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, worldwide activities implemented on this day by UN country offices and civil society organizations strive to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year, on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.
Under the heading ‘Safe spaces for women and ...