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A True story of Seema Devi

 SEEMA DEVI : THE ICON OF VAISHALI DISTRICT Of  NORTH INDIA.

Semma Devi is 25 year old and fifth wife of an old man. Being dark and short her parents who are uneducated and poor married her off to this old man. She was abused by people and often by her own relatives since a poor woman in India has little value other than to use her for work or marry and produce children for a man.  She felt very sad, no dignity of her own, powerless and not able to get out of the triple effect of poverty, illiteracy and patriarchy.  Feeling dejected and helpless of her pitiful situation, she suffered and there was no one to listen or offer her any help.

When she heard that our organization, Medical Mission Sisters (MMS) who are committed to  health and healing through promotion  of justice and empowerment of women and …

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Up coming Events

23-24 May 2016:   Humanitarian summit – Istanbul Turkey

6-7 June 2016: First annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs – New York

23-27 May 2016: 2nd Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly

27-29 May 2016: Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA)

28 May 2016: International Day of Action for Women’s Health

11-20 July2016:  High Level Political Forum – New York…

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News for April

Dear Readers,
Make every day an Earth Day!
International Mother Earth Day April 22 was an opportunity to highlight the interdependence between people and variety of species with which we share this planet. “Trees for the Earth was the Theme of the 2016 Earth day. This year’s observance brings hope of a better future for all Since World leaders from 175 Countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement on the Mother Earth day while 15 countries ratified. There were celebrations, excitements and rejoicing: – Never before had so many countries signed an international agreement on its first day , never before the world had been agreed to address a critical global threat as is climate Change. France the host country of Climate Agreement was the first to sign. When US Secretary of State John Kerry holding his darling granddaughter signed, it was the echo of the 193 young Students paraded in …

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April events

6-8 April
         
Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) High-level Symposium, Brussels
 
         
11-15 April
         
49th Session of the Commission on Population and Development, New York
 
         
18-22 April
         
15th session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration, New York
 
         
18-20 April
         
ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development, New York
 
         
20-22 April
         
Fourth High Level Forum on UN Global Geospatial Information Management, Addis Ababa

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Can Corporations stop being people’s enemies?

In the current unjust Socio-Economic System, maximizing shareholder value at all costs is the motto of most corporations which creates impoverished societies. There is growing income inequality in the world with some CEOs (some developed Countries) getting 300 times more salaries than the minimum paid worker in the same company! How can it be justified, morally, ethically or from a human rights point of view?

Most multinational corporations reduce their expenses by shifting the production offshore to countries of the Global South where cheap labor and low government regulation exists. When corporations avoid paying their fair share of taxes, governments around the globe are forced to raise rates for other types of taxes (such as sales taxes) and reduce investments in public services. All this comes at a time when people worldwide are struggling with reduced purchasing power. As a result, mounting corporate riches based on cheap labor and relentless …

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