Author Archives: ChangeMaker

Countdown nears for final 1,000 days of MDGs

Friday marks the start of the last 1,000 days for creating and implementing the Millennium Development Goals. Social media campaigns will highlight the MDG achievements as well as spur where it is needed. “Organizations will rally their supporters to share … Continue reading

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Rose George: Let’s talk crap. Seriously.

It’s 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there’s no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources — causing untold death … Continue reading

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Virtual Choir Live

Eric Whitacre began his music career singing in his college choir; by 21, he had written his first concert work, Go, Lovely Rose, and advanced to Juilliard, where he studied under John Corigliano. Today, he has published more than four … Continue reading

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World Water Day

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 … Continue reading

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Community garden changes diets and lives

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One Woman: A Song for UN Women

Please share it with the others!

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Boy scares off lions with flashy invention

Richard Turere, 13, has found an innovative way to protect his family’s cattle from lions. He created “Lion Lights,” which keeps the predators away from the family’s enclosure. The Kenyan boy will speak about his invention at the TED 2013 … Continue reading

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African rappers giving voice to women’s issues

Female rappers in Africa are using the medium to address the challenges facing women across the continent. Soultana, whose hit single is titled “The Voice of Women,” raps about issues such as illiteracy, domestic violence and sexual harassment in Morocco, … Continue reading

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Women and girls make up 75% of all trafficked people

An estimated 20.9 million people are trafficked worldwide — about 58% for purposes of sexual exploitation and another 36% for other forms of forced labor, according to a report of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. Traffickers target … Continue reading

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A Better Place | Playing For Change

Playing For Change and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund partnered to create this video performed by musicians from all around the world… and now we are delighted to share it with you. Thank you for being part … Continue reading

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