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A Case for Gender Equality on this Day and Every Day

Today, on International Day of the Girl, the world celebrates the many things a girl can be – a doctor, an artist, a judge. Lean in. Dream big. Those are the empowering messages we all tell the girls in our lives.
 
But despite remarkable progress in some quarters, gender inequality and disempowerment still persist and are a root cause of many barriers to sustainable development around the world. Discrimination against girls critically impacts children’s ability to survive, learn, and live a life free from violence.
 

GAO reviews ongoing banking challenges affecting the nonprofit sector

Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) have found themselves increasingly impacted by banking challenges. When dealing with nonprofits with international operations, banks have gone beyond reasonable implementing controls and are implementing their own de-risking measures, making it difficult for NPOs to conduct business. In a misguided response to anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terror (AML/CFT) concerns, banks are choosing to refuse business, known as de-banking, or drastically slow the transfer of funds of NPOs - even with no evidence of wrongdoing.

Not Part of the Job! Video Explores Gender-Based Violence

Sexual assault is a well-recognized aspect of gender-based violence at work. But as a new Solidarity Center video makes clear, gender-based violence at work may involve bullying, verbal abuse, stalking, threats and much more.  (Find out more about the campaign to Stop Gender-Based Violence at Work!)

Fighting climate change: Three snapshots of building resilience

Would you be surprised to discover that climate change is one of the biggest threats in the fight to end global poverty? It’s true — and according to The World Bank, the effects of climate change have the power to push an additional 100 million people into poverty over the course of the next decade.

It’s clear: we must tackle climate change if we want to tackle poverty.

After the flood: building water and sanitation systems to survive climate change

This blog post was written by Robyn Fischer, Associate Director, Government Relations, WaterAid

As anyone with an internet connection will know, Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinas and caused ongoing, devastating flooding this month. Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated incident. In July, towns throughout India’s state of Kerala were inundated by monsoon floods and the clean-up will take considerable time, effort and money.

The impact on the communities affected will be dire and long-lasting.

10 Ways to Fight Climate Change At Home

This blog post was written by Catholic Relief Services

Decision-making is hard. Every day we are faced with thousands of decisions: what to eat, where to go, how to get there, what to say. This endless list of questions can be overwhelming.   

The issue of climate change can often feel far and distant when we talk about how it affects the world’s poorest the most. You may ask, “What can I do sitting here in the U.S.?”  and “Does this really affect me?” The sheer magnitude of the topic can make us feel helpless and unable to make a change.

Protection of Civilians in Conflict Must be a Priority

This blog post was written by Piper Hendricks, Senior Communications Manager, CIVIC and Kate Raley, Communications Associate, CIVIC

On this International Day of Peace, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) stands committed to strengthening the United Nations’ ideals of peace and reaffirms our call for a world where armed actors recognize the dignity and the rights of civilians, actively prevent civilian harm, protect civilians caught in conflict, and offer amends when harm occurs.

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