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Haiti Hit By Devestating Earthquake

As I am sure most of you have heard, last night an earthquake measuring 7.0 hit Haiti. The casualty numbers are not are currently not known, but it is expected to be astronomical. For a nation that is already marked the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, one can only imagine the impact that this quake will have for years to come. This tiny country of approximately 900,000 people is in need of massive assistance. So far, no emergency relief aid, r assistance has reached the people of Haiti. If… Continue

Added by Cres O'Neal on January 13, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women



In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, tons of thousands of women have been brutally attacked since the onset of the civil war. No end appears to be in sight.



Unfortunately, violence against women is an all too common phenomenon. Millions of women and girl children are raped, beaten, and senselessly murdered.



On December 20, 1993, the United Nations General Assembly adopted The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women,… Continue

Added by Cres O'Neal on November 10, 2009 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Peace Laureates Summits: Charter for a World Without Violence

CHARTER FOR A WORLD WITHOUT VIOLENCE

Violence is a preventable disease.



No state or individual can be secure in an insecure world. The

values of nonviolence in intention, thought, and practice have

grown from an option to a necessity. These values are expressed in

their application between states, groups and individuals.



We are convinced that adherence to the values of nonviolence will

usher in a… Continue

Added by Cres O'Neal on November 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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