Human Rights

India’s Supreme Court rules that privacy is a fundamental right for citizens

 India’s universal identification program — Aadhaar — suffered a setback today after the country’s Supreme Court voted unanimously in favor of individual privacy. Given the prevalence of data in today’s digital age, and the trend towards ‘smart living’ based on data, the ruling has the potential to be hugely impactful in India both now and in the… Read More

Newman’s Own Celebrates 35 Years Of Giving

It was on August 25, 1982, that Newman’s Own shipped its first bottles of salad dressing. The late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, launched the company with his homemade recipe salad dressing, declaring that all profits would go to charity. Now, 35 years later, the company has more than 300 products with 100% of the profits continuing to help charities around the world. “When Paul started Newman’s Own, some people wondered if the company could survive if it gave all its profits away,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own. “Now, Newman’s Own is considered the exemplary philanthropic enterprise, which has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations, worldwide. In fact...

Newman’s Own Celebrates 35 Years Of Giving

It was on August 25, 1982, that Newman’s Own shipped its first bottles of salad dressing. The late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, launched the company with his homemade recipe salad dressing, declaring that all profits would go to charity. Now, 35 years later, the company has more than 300 products with 100% of the profits continuing to help charities around the world. “When Paul started Newman’s Own, some people wondered if the company could survive if it gave all its profits away,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own. “Now, Newman’s Own is considered the exemplary philanthropic enterprise, which has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations, worldwide. In fact...

Joan Baez And Steve Earle Join Stars For 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees Tour

JRS/USA is thrilled to announce its 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Tour. Lampedusa 2017The tour will travel from Seattle to Dallas October 3-15 and will feature renowned singer-songwriters Joan Baez, Lila Downs, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, The Mastersons, Dave Matthews, Buddy Miller, Alynda Segarra, Lucinda Williams, and special guests. Produced by JRS /USA, in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (as part of #WithRefugees), the concerts are intimate evenings of acoustic performances to raise awareness and money to support expanded educational opportunities for displaced people through Jesuit Refugee Service’s Global Education Initiative. Funds raised from the tour help refugees to heal, learn, and thrive. 2017 Concert Tour: October 3 – Seattle,...

Joan Baez And Steve Earle Join Stars For 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees Tour

JRS/USA is thrilled to announce its 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Tour. Lampedusa 2017The tour will travel from Seattle to Dallas October 3-15 and will feature renowned singer-songwriters Joan Baez, Lila Downs, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, The Mastersons, Dave Matthews, Buddy Miller, Alynda Segarra, Lucinda Williams, and special guests. Produced by JRS /USA, in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (as part of #WithRefugees), the concerts are intimate evenings of acoustic performances to raise awareness and money to support expanded educational opportunities for displaced people through Jesuit Refugee Service’s Global Education Initiative. Funds raised from the tour help refugees to heal, learn, and thrive. 2017 Concert Tour: October 3 – Seattle,...

Demi Lovato To Launch Fall Collaboration With Kate Hudson’s Fabletics

Fabletics is excited to announce that the Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection is back by popular demand. Demi Lovato for FableticsFollowing the success and social impact of her initial limited edition capsule in May, the Fall activewear collection will mark the singer’s second collaboration with the brand, and offers a complete performance line of 12 exclusive outfits. Demi Lovato's newest collection for Fabletics features elevated designs that are unique to her personal style, and also highlight her evolution as a designer with the aim to make every woman feel iconic in her own right. The Fall collection is comprised of a combination of performance and lifestyle pieces with new design elements such as contouring waist straps, paint splatter camo and vibrant heather prints. With the...

Ricky Martin Offers The Chance For One Lucky Fan To Go #ALLIN With Him In Vegas

The Ricky Martin Foundation and Prizeo, the online platform that encourages giving across all income levels, announced today that they are partnering to offer the chance for one lucky fan, and a guest, to go #ALLIN at Ricky’s Las Vegas show this September to strengthen their mission. Beginning today, Ricky Martin is inviting fans to visit prizeo.com/rickymartin and make a $10 donation to receive 100 entries for the grand-prize opportunity to meet him at his Las Vegas show on September 19 at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo as his VIP guest—including round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two. This Prizeo sweepstakes benefits the Ricky Martin Foundation, a public charity which denounces human trafficking and educates about its existence through global awareness, ...

Pathway To Paris: Concert To Fight Climate Change

Pathway to Paris, a climate change initiative focused on turning the Paris Agreement into reality, will partner with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and 350.org for a concert on climate action, to be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City on November 5, 2017. Pathway to Paris promises to be a night of incredible musical performances and rousing speeches aimed at advancing the important work of fighting climate change while offering innovative solutions. Set to take place on the eve of COP 23 – the United Nations conference on climate change that kicks off in Bonn, Germany – the evening will feature internationally recognized musicians and speakers, including Patti Smith, Bill McKibben, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Tanya Tagaq, Flea, Talib Kweli, Cat Power, Michael Stipe, Tenzin C...

Felipe Lopez Fights Malaria In The Dominican Republic With Nothing But Nets

Former NBA player and NBA Cares Ambassador Felipe Lopez recently traveled with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to Dajabon, Dominican Republic to help fight malaria. There, he met with officials from the National Center for Tropical Diseases Control within the country’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance to learn about the progress made toward malaria elimination on the island of Hispaniola. He also met with community health workers, civil society organizations, children and families affected by malaria. Lopez, a native of Santiago, also visited the Dominican Republic to see the efforts of his private foundation, the Felipe Lopez Foundation, that provides opportunities for at-risk youth. “I’m happy to see that my home country is o...

Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei Sends Video Message To Fan Who Thanked Her For Saving Her Life

Fifth Harmony fan Juliana from Brazil received a video message from her idol Normani Kordei after she thanked her for saving her life. Video: Cybersmile Diversity Ambassador Normani Kordei shares touching message with fanJuliana contemplated suicide after facing endless cyberbullying, and had been diagnosed with depression. She then discovered Normani’s work with The Cybersmile Foundation and she began turning her life around. “My name is Juliana, I’m 18 years old and I’ve been a victim of internet abuse,” wrote Juliana in letter published on Cybersmile’s blog. "All this started because I published a picture of me on my Twitter, and I was greeted with hateful comments – I just became sad, and I was diagnosed with depression, 1 year and a half later...

2017 So The World May Hear Gala Sees Record Attendance

Celebrities, philanthropists and leaders from across the globe gathered in St. Paul on Sunday, July 16, to celebrate the 17th Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear Awards Gala. More than 1,500 guests – a record for the Gala – filled the ballroom of the RiverCenter to reflect on the contributions of generous donors and supporters who helped Starkey Hearing Foundation continue to break down barriers and transcend borders around the world to spread the gift of hearing. Noted as one of the most celebrated events in the country, the Gala raised more than $7 million. Funds support the Foundation’s community-based hearing healthcare programs and other global strategic initiatives. The past 12 months saw significant growth and expansion of the Foundation&rsq...

Clooney Foundation For Justice Partners And UNICEF To Open Seven Public Schools To Syrian Refugee Children In Lebanon

The Clooney Foundation for Justice has announced a $2.25 million partnership, which includes a generous donation from Google.org, and a $1 million technology grant from HP, to support formal education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The partnership with UNICEF will help seven public schools to provide critical education opportunities to nearly 3,000 currently out-of-school refugee students this school year, and will also support a pilot of technology tools in these schools to advance learning outcomes for refugee children and Lebanese youth. “Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk – the risk of never being a productive part of society. Formal education can help change that. That’s our goal with this initiative. We don’t want to lose an entire generation ...

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