What Children Understand About Food Insecurity #childhoodhunger #childrenfoodinsecurity #trumphunger

Childhood food insecurity is prevalent across the country. USDA data for 2016 show 16.5 percent of households with children, and 31.6 percent of households with children headed by single women, experienced food insecurity , significantly higher than the 12.3 percent national average. The situation is compounded by race, as well: 22.5 percent of Black families […]

Severe Global Hunger Growing #globalreportfoodcrises #fsin

                                   Global Report on Food Crises 2018 The 2018 Global Report on Food Crises provides the latest estimates of severe hunger in the world. An estimated 124 million people in 51 countries are currently facing Crisis food insecurity or worse (the equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). Conflict and insecurity continued to be the […]

6 Year Old Creates Indigenous Cultures Coloring Book #princessvanae

A 6-year-old girl and her mother have created a coloring book that educates young children about black indigenous cultures around the world while exploring the histories of native-born black people in Africa and America. Vanae James-Bey and her mother, Veronica Bey, are originally from Florida but now live in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. They told […]

RAMADAN 2018 AROUND THE WORLD – MUSLIM WOMEN & GIRLS #ramadan #billionmuslims

More than a billion Muslims will pray and fast during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan celebrated by Muslims worldwide. Ramadan in 2018 will start on Wednesday, May 16 and will continue for 30 days until the 14th of June. As in the Muslim calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims […]

Boys Need Empathy (and dolls) #boysempathy #genderroles #wondercrew

“Boys (and girls) have feelings.” That’s the simple message behind Wonder Crew dolls, which Laurel Wider, a psychotherapist based in Northampton, Mass., developed in 2015 after her son came home from preschool and announced that his teacher had told him: “Boys aren’t supposed to cry.” Ms. Wider said she remembers feeling “floored.” “I couldn’t imagine […]

7 reasons the world needs the Girls’ Rights Platform

In 1997, Girls Speak Out published a Girls’ Platform composed by girls from 11 countries. This platform is compiled by representatives from a broad international community. The need is still urgent. We know that girls face discrimination in their communities, but it doesn’t end there. They are also being failed by the very legal frameworks […]