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[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] FGM is violence that can lead to death

FGM is violence that can lead to death Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World Do you know what genital female mutilation is?  They cut the women's clitoris.  They cut the women's inner vagina and they sew the vagina lips together.  That process in whole is called female genital mutilation.  It's a massive crime.  The whole world should know this, and the whole world should fight against it.  It's a women violation.  Many girls die.  Many die of infection, bleeding, complications, and they also die after trying to give birth to a baby, when the whole vagina is entirely closed.  It's all a terrible, horrible, madness. For more videos on our past laureates, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPzSUuFFHQZr-Cv7YRr2Fg/featured

15 books that immerse you into fascinating worlds

15 books that immerse you into fascinating worlds Stern 2019.08.15. There are books that are so well written that we can not help but recommend them to everyone. They enrich the heart and mind and immerse you in new worlds. We will show you 15 of our favorite books. Books open doors to new, exciting worlds. In this way, we get to know inspiring personalities or discover life stories that move us. Here are 15 of our favorite books. Of course, this assessment remains subjective, after all, there are countless books and it is always in the eye of the beholder, which are worth reading. Our list is for inspiration only. 1. Maya Angelou: “I know why the captured bird is singing” 2. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “The Little Prince” 3. Max Frisch: “questionnaire” 4. Anne Frank: “Diary” 5. F. Scott Fitzgerald: “the Great Gatsby” 6. George Orwell: “1984” 7. Waris Dirie: “Desert Flower” The book "Desert Flower" is the autobiography of Waris Dirie. As a young girl she lived as a n

The 7th Edition of the International Award, ‘A Friendly Hand’ Prize in Calabritto goes to WWF and Emergency

The 7th Edition of the International Award, ‘A Friendly Hand’ Prize in Calabritto goes to WWF and Emergency Irpinia Times 2019.08.14. The seventh edition of the International Award "A helping hand", will be awarded in Calabritto on August 31st at 7:00 pm. The event is dedicated to those who work in the world of solidarity and volunteering and to those who have distinguished themselves for humanitarian acts. The event is promoted by the association Anpas "Aurora" of Calabritto and the local periodical "Lu Bannaiuolu", in collaboration with the association "Alta Irpinia Lioni". This year the national and international awards will go respectively to WWF Italy, for their commitment to protecting the environment and the plastic free beaches campaign; and to Emergency, for the 25 years of activity in the world with particular mention for the founder, Gino Strada. Civil, military and religious authorities will attending the ceremony

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Africa's Chocolate

Africa's Chocolate Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank My vision for agriculture in Africa is that, Africa will dominate agriculture, but via agricultural industrilization, adding value to everything that we produce.  Today, Africa produces 65% of all the, in fact 75% of all the coco beans in the world to make chocolates. I love chocolates. But, Africa only accounts for 2% of the market for chocolates, which is 100 billion dollars. And you can see, you produce 75% of the raw material, but you account for 2% of all the revenue of all the product. That's not the way that Africa should develop. So, my vision is that Africa should add value to everything that it produces. And, also that agricultural industrilization should be used to open up our rural areas with vast infrastructure that will bring life, that will bring new wealth to people in the rural areas. To see more videos related to Sunhak Peace Prize, visit:

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] A supermodel who became an activist

A supermodel who became an activist Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World (Interviewer) So you became a model and you decide to become a human activist to fight against FGM, and you revealed your experience with FGM, so why did you decide to reveal that story to the world? Well, it was easy, because first of all, I knew the horror of it. Easy, because I don't see anybody fighting this crime, so I thought I could do it. I just really went with it and see what would happen, and I'm still here. After 25 years, I'm still at it, but it's good news, because there's a lot of change since then, positive change. From 70 percent to 7 percent now.  The world knows everything about FGM.  I expected it to be gone a long time ago, and that's where we are at now, or where I am now. It's focused on education, to change things, to make an impact.  For more videos on

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] All of These Require Africa to Feed Itself

All of These Require Africa to Feed Itself Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank So, for me, when I became the president of the bank, the question I ask myself is “Where’s the poor? Where are they?” Majority of the poor, about 70%, almost 80% of the poor in Africa, they are living in rural areas. They depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. They depend on agriculture on whether they can send their kids to school, whether they can have good housing, whether they have good clothing, good health. So, if agriculture doesn’t perform, it means that almost 80% of the population of Africa will never be able to have good things in their life.  So, I decided, as a president of the bank that, there were 5 things that I was going to focus on.  They call them High 5s now at the bank. Light up and power Africa, that is universal access to electricity in Africa. Second one, which is related to your question, feed Africa. I want Africa to be a g

Entebbe, the Emergency Hospital Close to Completion

Entebbe, the Emergency hospital in the final rush Professionearchitetto.it 2019.07.26. Pragmatism, experimentation, and beauty are the terms that describe the project for Emergency's new Center of pediatric surgery excellence in Entebbe, Uganda. The first stone was laid on February 2017 and the completion of the works is expected by the end of the year. The hospital was designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) with TAMassociati and with the collaboration of Milan Ingegneria (structural design), Prisma Engineering (plant design), of the Franco and Simona Giorgetta firm - Landscape architects and GAE Engineering (fire design). The "healing architecture" is not enough: the beauty must be "scandalous" The place is exceptional. The purpose also. The pediatric center stands on land surrounded by greenery, not far from the shores of Lake Victoria. "It is in front of the lake, at 1,200 meters above sea level, so in itself it i

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Every Human Being Has a Purpose on This Planet

Every human being has a purpose on this planet  Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World And I believe we’ve all been chosen.  Every human being has a purpose on this planet.  There’s a purpose, and a plan when you’re here.  And I’m definitely following mine.  I find it, I know it, and I go for it.  And that is to do something greater to this world.  I enjoy it, and it’s effortless to me do to what I do. For more videos on our past laureates, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPzSUuFFHQZr-Cv7YRr2Fg/featured

Gino Strada: There is No Innovation Without Ethics

Gino Strada: There is no innovation without ethics Leonardo.it News 2019.07.26 «We have succeeded in making enormous progress in medicine, chemistry, physics, technology and information technology, in almost all the fields in which we commit ourselves to. The only field in which it seems to me that we have not made progress is the ethical one. Perhaps it is because we are not committed». The relationship between technology and ethics is the focus of Gino Strada's speech in front of the Campus Party audience today, July 26. The problem, "is that we believe that ethics is a piece of furniture, instead it is the foundation of our way of living together. We can be hyperconnected, but if there is no ethics that connection is useless“. The founder of Emergency clarifies: I am a surgeon, not a specialist. Try to avoid sociological, political and economic analyzes. But in fact, then he talks about it, always starting from his field experience, which among other things (he

UN Report: Conflicts Kill and Hurt a Record 12,000 Children

UN Report: Conflicts kill and hurt a record 12,000 children Yahoo News 2019.07.28. UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 12,000 children were killed and injured in armed conflicts last year — a record number — with Afghanistan, the Palestinians, Syria and Yemen topping the casualty list, according to a new U.N. report. The deaths and injuries were among more than 24,000 "grave violations" against children verified by the United Nations including the recruitment and use of youngsters by combatants, sexual violence, abductions, and attacks on schools and hospitals, it said. According to Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres' annual report to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict obtained Monday by The Associated Press, violations by armed groups remained steady but there was "an alarming increase" in the number of violations by government and international forces compared to 2017. The secretary-general's eagerly awaited blacklist of countries t

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] The Great Challenge Without Fear

The Great Challenge Without Fear Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank I am somebody that is never afraid to take big decisions. My view is that, if you take big decisions or big steps, with good intention of helping the poor, God helps you to succeed. Because, it’s not about you. it’s about what you got to do for those cannot do it for themselves. So, I have no problem, always doing big things and take big risk for the poor, I do that all the time. And, it does get people scared.  I think one of the things was, when I organized the Africa Fertilizer Summit in 2006 in Africa, it is still today the biggest gathering of leaders about agriculture ever in the history in Africa.  That’s exactly what’s happened. 40 heads of state ad government showed up and for fertilizer for Africa Green Revolution, which was remarkable.  That is where all the work started on how to drive green revolution in Africa.  So, I think it’s part of ex