Marking 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists, Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for their immediate release, while expressing his full support for the worldwide vigils that took place on Wednesday.
The UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, urged the international community to stand in solidarity with the kidnapped schoolgirls and “never to abandon them”, while “reminding people that we are in the midst of a global civil rights struggle”.
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In low-resource settings across the globe midwives are learning about the critical first hour after birth that can keep more newborns alive through Helping Babies Breathe training. In Yetoban, Ethiopia at Project Mercy midwives take skills labs classes that will utilize the NeoNatalie Newborn educational mannequin. Midwifery training at Project Mercy is through a partnership between Jhpiego, USAID, and Project Mercy that will feed qualified, well-trained midwives throughout southern Ethiopia.
The NeoNatalie Newborn educational mannequin can be filled with water or air and simulates a real newborn that needs to be resuscitated, an intervention that happens often during the first ten minutes of a newborn’s life.
oh my god Emma
*crying massive buckets of mommy feels*
I needed this today. :)
Eowyn was depressed and isolated and she was attracted to Aragorn as an ideal of personal freedom and because he understood her but she couldn’t have him. Did this destroy her as a character?? Did pursuing Aragorn become the sole object of her character arc??? no. Eowyn is not defined by men
Child marriage destroys childhoods, disrupts schooling, and contributes to cycles of poverty.
It’s time to end it!
On 22 July, UNICEF will co-host an international summit to rally leaders, communities and girls themselves to end these practices everywhere, forever. Read more here.
I am a fucking delight, I whisper to no one as I put something witty in the tags.
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That’s how many black women are currently missing in America — but the media doesn’t seem to care (via micdotcom)
Support your local tarot readers.
It is for this exact reason that I try and get my herbs at the local natural foods store whenever possible and buy a random book there when I can.
If I’ve learned anything from video games, it is that when you meet enemies, it means that you’re going in the right direction.
that’s really inspiring
holy fucking shit