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2014 FedEx Global Citizenship Report – Moving Possibilities

FedEx Global Citizenship is about connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully.

Our seventh-annual Global Citizenship Report will be released on April 2nd. It’s titled Moving Possibilities because it focuses upon our efforts to align business goals with citizenship objectives.

Education is the best hope for the future of Syrian children

Every number has a name

This week the conflict in Syria will enter its fifth year, and at times the numbers are overwhelming. More than 6.6 million children have been affected. Over 1.6 million have fled Syria, and another 7.6 million are displaced within the country. After working in development for 25 years, I can’t help but think of each of these numbers as a name – a child with hopes and dreams for their future.

Measles Vaccinations: Saving Millions of Lives Worldwide

The unfolding outbreak of measles across the country has focused attention on whether parents should get their children vaccinated against measles and other diseases. This is a question the Red Cross answers approximately 100 million times a year around the world with life-saving vaccinations.

Turning the tables for better health care in Haiti

Imagine traveling for hours to meet with your doctor. You arrive at the office, exhausted from your journey, only to hear that your doctor is not in. 

Or imagine you are pregnant with your first child and you receive regular visits from a community health worker. When she submits the data from the visit to the nurse at the closest facility, the nurse only copies down half of the information, or has even lost your medical records by the time you arrive to deliver your child. 

This happens too often in Haiti. 

May Day or Mayday?: A Global Snapshot of Women Workers

The blog was written by Krista Bywater, PhD., Gender & Social Inclusion Specialist, World Vision

InterAction Launches Choose to Invest FY2019 with Bipartisan Support

For the last 50 years, U.S. leadership and investment in international development and humanitarian assistance have proved instrumental in helping create more self-reliant and sustainable communities around the world. U.S. -funded development and humanitarian programs have helped reduce the number of households suffering from hunger, the number of preventable child deaths and the number of new cases of HIV. Such efforts are emblematic of American values and generosity and prove that American engagement in the world is critical.   

Moving in the right direction: A pledge to end sexual abuse and exploitation

This blog post was written by Abby Maxman, President of Oxfam America

More than 110 aid organizations commit to stronger global standards

Here’s some positive news: The heads of 116 development organizations based here in the US have endorsed a pledge to protect their staff and the people they serve from sexual abuse and exploitation, and to take concerted action against harassment and abuse.

Does Data Drive Your Decisions?

by Amin Vafa, Department of State, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources

From Rhetoric to Results: Creating Accountability for Gender Standards

Written by Erin Smith, Intern, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Team, World Vision US

16 Days of Activism: Working together to end gender-based violence

Shahin Ashraf MBE, Islamic Relief’s Global Advocacy Advisor, is coordinating the global campaign and shares her daily observations of the work Islamic Relief is doing around the world. Read her observations throughout the 16 Days of Activism here

Day 1

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