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President Bill Clinton to Accept Legacy Award

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President Bill Clinton to Accept Legacy Award

President Bill Clinton will accept the Legacy Award at City Year’s 25th Anniversary Gala on May 22 at Boston Symphony Hall. City Year is honoring President Clinton for his extraordinary leadership of national service, his longtime support of City Year in the U.S. and his role in the founding of City Year South Africa. [ [...]

Speak Up Campaign to Prevent Violence

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Speak Up Campaign to Prevent Violence

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has launched a new public awareness campaign in concert with National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 7-11. The campaign, called Speak Up, educates students about the important roles they can play in preventing violence. It includes public service announcements (PSAs), posters and poster contests, interactive BuzzFeed-style quizzes, pledge [...]

Former U.S. President Bush Honored with Ansary Prize

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Former U.S. President Bush Honored with Ansary Prize

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has awarded former President George H.W. Bush a new honor, the Cyrus A. Ansary Prize for Courage and Character. The award was presented to President Bush at a ceremony in Houston on March 28. The Ansary Prize recognizes a modern-day “Washington”—a leader whose record of service calls to mind the qualities [...]

Campaign for the Presidential Election in Afghanistan

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Campaign for the Presidential Election in Afghanistan

According to Ashraf Ghani Campaign, Dr. Ashraf Ghani has become the clear front-runner in the race to be the next president of Afghanistan. Despite the recent Taliban attacks in Kabul, Dr. Ghani’s campaign has gained significant momentum. Endorsements continue to pour in from each of the 34 provinces, claims the Campaign through a statement issued [...]

Russia Reacts with Sanctions against the West [VIDEO]

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Russia Reacts with Sanctions against the West [VIDEO]

In a step, which is considered only a retaliation to the Western stand against Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, Russia has decided to impose similar sanctions against the West. The U.S. and European Union (EU) has punished Russia by imposing visa bans – among other measures – on Russian officials and those close to [...]

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai… Because Of Them We Can

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Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai… Because Of Them We Can

By releasing a series of images of children depicting these iconic women, past and present, a new campaign’s goal is to introduce young people to examples of excellence, while building their self-esteem. In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Because Of Them We Can announces its expansion by honoring women of achievement such as Susan B. [...]

Campaign Highlights Argentina’s Contempt for U.S. Courts

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Campaign Highlights Argentina’s Contempt for U.S. Courts

The America Task Force Argentina (ATFA) released an ad Wednesday showing “Argentina’s ongoing, massive violations of U.S. and international law.” The ad specifically depicts the February 2013 incident in which Argentina told a panel of U.S. Court of Appeals judges that it would disregard orders from that court. According to ATFA, the courtroom exchange was [...]

Russian Crimean Annexation: Impact on Ukraine’s Holocaust Survivors

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Russian Crimean Annexation: Impact on Ukraine’s Holocaust Survivors

Zane Buzby, co-founder and principal director of the U.S.-based Survivor Mitzvah Project (“SMP”) today issued the following statement regarding the upheaval in Ukraine and its impact on Ukrainian survivors of the Holocaust that receive critical daily life support from SMP. “SMP has been closely following the developments unfolding in Ukraine for the last several months, [...]

Fergie Urges to End Violence Against Women

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Fergie Urges to End Violence Against Women

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women, a collaboration of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State, presented Thursday a new initiative to address gender-based violence: the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative. The program is dedicated to assisting victims of extreme forms of gender-based [...]

Kuwait To Host Arab League Summit

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Kuwait To Host Arab League Summit

Kuwait will host the upcoming Arab League Summit 2014 for the first time. The Summit, now in its 25th iteration, will take place in Kuwait City from 25-26 March, and will gather the members of the Arab League and leaders from across the Arab world. This year’s Summit “Solidarity for a Better Future”, hosted by [...]

President Obama to Meet Ukraine Prime Minister

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President Obama to Meet Ukraine Prime Minister

President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine to the White House on March 12. The visit, according to a White House statement, will highlight the support of the United States for the people of Ukraine, who have demonstrated inspiring courage and resilience through recent times of crisis. Meanwhile, ignoring calls from the [...]

Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

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Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

Syria’s shattered health system is forcing health workers to engage in brutal medical practices, and a series of epidemics have left millions of children exposed to a plethora of deadly diseases, Save the Children says in a new report. Announced Sunday, the report, “A Devastating Toll: the Impact of Three Years of War on the [...]

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