01 5 / 2014

policymic:

The 234 Nigerian girls are still missing — and may have met a scary fate

On April 16 hundreds of schoolgirls between 16 and 18 years old disappeared from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. At the time, it was believed that the terrorist group Boko Haram drove the girls into Sambisa Forest, a known criminal stronghold. But new reports indicate that the missing girls may have been transported further out than expected, even outside the country.

"Some of them have been taken across Lake Chad and some have been ferried across the border into parts of Cameroon," said Pogo Bitrus, a Chibok community leader. Locals in the area reported that many of the girls had been married off to the insurgents in mass ceremonies, while others were sold off as cooks or sex slaves. "It’s a medieval kind of slavery," Bitrus added.

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(Source: micdotcom, via peaceisofus)

30 4 / 2014

28 4 / 2014

"Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways."

Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)

26 4 / 2014

"The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy."

Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

08 10 / 2013

btseyti:

The Lampedusa boat tragedy is just that, a horrible tragedy. The days since have been very emotional for all Eritreans, but not more emotional then for the families of the victims. During times of sorrow, people usually come together and unite no matter their political, religious or personal…

24 3 / 2013

Yesterday, March 22, was World Water Day.

So here is a spoken word piece about the water situation. Make sure to get involved in any way you can! http://thewaterproject.org/


“Let’s change these quotations of unclean water’s dictation
Creating invitations for our hearts combination
Until we change our hesitation from a guilty fascination
From our conscience’s accusation
To a completed obligation of humanity’s conservation.”

20 3 / 2013

15 3 / 2013

know-good-music:

“Vexation of spirit is a waste of time.Negative thinking, don’t you waste your thoughts.Verbal conflict is a waste of word.Physical conflict is a waste of flesh.People will always be who they wantAnd that’s what really makes the world go round…”
 -Damian Jr. Gong Marley “There for You”

Artists with lyrics like these are hard to find, but they are out there.  

know-good-music:

“Vexation of spirit is a waste of time.
Negative thinking, don’t you waste your thoughts.
Verbal conflict is a waste of word.
Physical conflict is a waste of flesh.
People will always be who they want
And that’s what really makes the world go round…”

-Damian Jr. Gong Marley “There for You”


Artists with lyrics like these are hard to find, but they are out there.  

(Source: know-good-music)

08 3 / 2013

Happy International Women’s Day!

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. -Diane Mariechild

03 3 / 2013

The message is simple: Pay attention to nonviolence around the world.

OneLuv

09 10 / 2012

unicef:

VIDEO REPORT: Door-to-door success

They go where doctors can’t, where hospitals are hard to find, where trained nurses are few. Community health workers are the force behind one of the biggest success stories in Bangladesh.

Read more: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/bangladesh_66012.html

30 6 / 2012

The UN Refugee Agency’s Global Trends Report Stated that in 2011…

~800,000 people became refugees
~3.5 million people were internally displaced in their own country
~35.4 million people were in UNHCR's care
~48% of the world’s refugees were women and girls
~Most of the refugees were coming from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia
~Largest Refugee hosting countries were Pakistan and Iran

“Budgets are tight. We will be having in 2012 inevitably less financial resources than last year, but the needs are growing. So this is indeed very very challenging for us and it creates an enormous frustration as we are not able to do what we know people need us to do to protect and assist them.”

-António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Text REFUGEES to 50555 to donate $10 to USA for UNHCR or go to USA for UNHCR to make a donation.

Miriam Welderufael
One❤Citizen

25 6 / 2012

Tell me how many babies will be born just to die
Leaving me with these questions
Asking why…

23 6 / 2012

"‎I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love."

Gandhi

20 6 / 2012

Today is World Refugee Day. Show your support for refugees by taking a pledge and making a donation. Every cent counts because even one refugee without hope is too many.

Text REFUGEES to 50555 to donate $10 to USA for UNHCR ( The UN Refugee Agency).