Celebrate International Women’s Day with Girl Up Campaign

The theme of the 2012 International Women's Day is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures and what better way to celebrate than with the Girl Up campaign. Run by the United Nations, Girl Up gives American girls the opportunity to help adolescent girls in developing nations. Think of how empowered girls can be by joining this cause. Girls in the US care. They are educated about global issues - poverty, lack of education, poor or non-existent health care, hunger, and suffering. They know that girls their age deserve better. Girl Up provides the information and resources to make a difference. … [Read more...]

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Death and Destruction in Myanmar

I've been complaining about gas prices and how much I'm paying for groceries. Then I watched and read about the horrific situation in Myanmar (Burma). When a cyclone hit on Saturday, May 3rd the country was not prepared. The government had notice of the cyclone but did not disclose the information to the people most likely to be affected. As of now the UN states that 65,000 people are dead or missing. This number may rise if relief agencies can reach the area. The UN has currently stopped sending aid to Myanmar because the junta (the military arm of the government) has taken control of the … [Read more...]

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