Plan UK launches Girls Get Together fundraising campaign

first_img  75 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tanya Barron, Chief Executive of Plan UK explained:“Holding a Girls Get Together is a simple way to help girls across the world stand up for their rights.“No-one bears the brunt of poverty more than girls. Kept out of school, subjected to violence and denied a voice, millions of girls around the world are robbed of their childhoods and denied the right to reach their full potential.”The charity is offering a fundraising pack to anyone that wants to take part. This includes personalised bunting to boost the party atmosphere. Not surprisingly, Plan UK is encouraging participants in the fundraising events to take a selfie and share it online with the hashtag #girlsgettogether. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. International children’s charity Plan UK has announced a new fundraising campaign, Girls Get Together. The charity is encouraging women to meet up with their friends for a coffee morning, afternoon tea or even a film night.Those taking part in the social activity would then donate what they would usually spend on a similar event to Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign. This aims to help some of the poorest girls in the world finish their education, be protected from violence, and by giving them the confidence and skills to stand up for their rights. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Plan UK staff enjoy a girls’ get together. (l-r) (front) Anna, Laura and Laura; (back) Sarah and Aditi. Photo: Plan UKcenter_img Howard Lake | 6 October 2014 | News Plan UK launches Girls Get Together fundraising campaign Tagged with: Events hashtag selfie Advertisementlast_img read more

USA: RSF appoints Dokhi Fassihian as new Executive Director

first_img Organisation News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News United StatesAmericas August 5, 2019 USA: RSF appoints Dokhi Fassihian as new Executive Director Fassihian brings over fifteen years of experience in the field of human rights, managing multiple organizations over the span of her career, and overseeing extensive advocacy with the US government, European Union, and the United Nations. Most recently, Fassihian served as the Director of the Middle East and North Africa division at Freedom House where she was responsible for the organization’s regional portfolio, strategic direction, and fundraising.  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today announced the appointment of Dokhi Fassihian as the new Executive Director of RSF USA. Fassihian will lead the organization’s mission to protect and defend journalists working both internationally and in the United States and will oversee the operations of the Washington, DC and San Francisco bureaus of RSF. “Dokhi is the perfect choice for this role,” said RSF’s Board Chair Maryam Banikarim. “She is a great leader, has extensive experience in the field of human rights and most importantly she is incredibly passionate and committed to the fight for a free press. We couldn’t be more excited to have her join us to take this organization to the next level.” RSF USA raises awareness, monitors, and takes action to prevent press freedom violations in the United States, Canada, and the English-speaking Caribbean. To achieve this, the organization mobilizes its partners, advocates with the US government and the United Nations, and galvanizes the support of the American people by conducting public campaigns to preserve freedom of the press.  Help by sharing this information While at Freedom House, Fassihian oversaw programs that helped free journalists in conflict zones in Yemen, trained Iranian investigative journalists, and designed strategies to combat disinformation and online harassment targeted at Iranians. She led programs to mobilize Jordan’s private sector to champion women’s economic empowerment, advocated against torture in Bahrain, and pressed for an independent investigation into the Khashoggi murder. News United StatesAmericas center_img News Follow the news on United States “At a time when press freedom is under serious attack in the United States, Dokhi Fassihian’s appointment as the Executive Director of RSF USA is more than welcome news,” said RSF’s Secretary General Christophe Deloire. “Dokhi has had enormous success throughout her career in defending fundamental human rights around the world. We have no doubt that in her new role, Dokhi will enable the US team to continue its critical work towards defending press freedom with an agile and innovative approach.” Fassihian has facilitated the work of civil society coalitions on a broad range of human rights situations and has led successful international campaigns at the UN Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly. Before joining Freedom House, Fassihian led the Democracy Coalition Project, where she monitored the state of democracy and human rights around the world and tracked the foreign policies of governments on international human rights priorities. Fassihian led successful strategies to strengthen US support for multilateral human rights promotion through national and international coalition-building, strategic advocacy, and policy analysis. Her campaigns have led to the appointment of a special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, and the defeat of human rights-abusing candidates to the UN Human Rights Council, including Sri Lanka and Belarus. She has also worked on elections, civil rights in the post 9/11 period, and US national security.  to go further Fassihian replaces Interim Executive Director Sabine Dolan, who will resume her role as the Director of the RSF Journalism and Technology office in San Francisco.  June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says “It’s a privilege to be joining Reporters Without Borders at this critical time in history when press freedom is under unprecedented assault around the world, including in the United States,” Dokhi Fassihian said. “I am honored to be working alongside some of the world’s most passionate advocates defending our right to access the truth and protect democracy. Our mandate is clear. We will work vigorously to defend press freedom at every step and we will work tirelessly to ensure that journalists are able to carry out their work safely.” June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Anti-Dog Foul Message Won’t Fall On Deaf Ears

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp TAGSEnvironmentNews Mayor Leddin and friends promote the new initiative.By Joseph ChaplinDog owners will have no excuse for not cleaning up after their pets, should Limerick City and County Council’s novel approach to raising awareness prove a success. The council has installed two programmable audio systems, developed by NUI Maynooth company, Riteview Solutions, on either side of the Shannon in Limerick City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dog walkers who pass the devices on the City Boardwalk will trigger the audio, imploring them to clean up after theirpets with the message: ”Do your bit to keep Limerick clean. Stop Limerick Dog Litter. Use Any bag any bin – please pick up after your dog.”The new and inventive campaign has been met warmly by Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Kathleen Leddin, who weighed in on the issue of dog foul in the city: “It is wonderful to see the bond between a dog and its owner. Dogs are such wonderful companions but unfortunately they cannot clean up after themselves. It really is important for dog owners to continue to become more responsible and to pick up their dogs litter considering dog waste is not only a nuisance but can also carry diseases which can be harmful to humans. I would urge dog owners to dispose of such litter in the nearest litter bin or dog fouling bin.”Aidan McDermott, of Riteview Solutions explained that the audio devices grew from an experiment, examining how their technology can be integrated into environmental awareness programmes. The project has since been met with approval by environmental organisations such as Limerick’s Tidy Towns Committee, who work to keep Limerick clean.Speaking on the topic, spokespeople for Tidy Towns also explained that cleaning up after your pet is an easy task, and provided people with simple tips on making sure they aren’t responsible for a poor environment.via Anti-Dog Foul Message Won’t Fall On Deaf Ears | Limerick Post Newswrite. Print Advertisement Email Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsAnti-Dog Foul Message Won’t Fall On Deaf EarsBy Staff Reporter – March 31, 2014 653 center_img Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick on Covid watch list Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Previous articleLimerick’s Hermitage Green to headline Live at the Big TopNext article‘Personal Choice’ Exhibition Opens Staff Reporter last_img read more

Divided Teddy Hall snubs JCR president

first_imgTeddy Hall JCR is divided over its president after students refused to award him a traditional tankard for “good work” during the year.Charlie Southern, who is a member of the exclusive Teddy Hall drinking society the Syndicate, has been accused of falling short in his presidential duties by a number of students, while others have defended his conduct.A motion to award Southern Teddy Hall’s customary tankard for successful JCR presidents failed earlier this week for the first time in the college’s history.Whilst only four students opposed the motion, 17 abstained, meaning that the motion could not be passed.One student, who wished to remain anonymous, was concerned that Southern failed to attend the St Edmund Feast, JCR photo and OUSU presidential hustings.They also pointed out that Southern failed to commit to Fresher’s Week, allegedly admitting at JCR hustings that “in fresher’s week his sole contribution was to do six pieces of photocopying.”Unhappiness with Southern was voiced at the meeting by Ian Lyons, JCR Environment rep and OUSU election candidate, and supported by three other members. His speech made clear, however, that his opposition was largely due to personal annoyance at the JCR’s apathy towards OUSU.Both he and Daniel Lowe opposed Southern at the meeting, yet as OUSU candidates neither could comment on the matter.Students were shocked at the failure of the motion, as such an event has never before occurred in the history of Teddy Hall’s JCR.Other Hall students have praised Southern, saying that the attacks on him were undeserved.Peter Gray, a second year at Teddy Hall, defended Southern, saying, “Charlie has in my experience been a great president, fighting hard for the JCR.He has done much work behind the scenes, securing rent reductions for students inconvenienced by workers in college as well as being a leader by example in many of the sports teams.“He has contributed massively to the college over the past year and the personal attacks on him in his final JCR meeting as president were cruel and unjust.“It was inappropriate to wait till he was the exiting president to voice their concerns; if there were any issues during the year they should have been brought up earlier, not used as a petty stab in the back as he is leaving.”When asked to comment on the issue Southern underlined that everyone in the JCR was “entitled to their own opinion” and said that the JCR committee was “great”.Susannah Otter, Teddy Hall second year, has since presented a tankard to Southern courtesy of private funds she personally collected.She declined to comment on the failed JCR motion, but did say, “for the record, I think Charlie has been a great president.”last_img read more

FREE LIVE STREAM: Bermuda World Tens series | Rugby Union News

first_imgThe 10-a-side World Tens Series comprises seven privately-owned teams from around the globe, featuring world-class players.The format offers opportunities for players from both the XV and 7-a-side codes of rugby to play a new form of the sport combining the tactics of rugby 15s with the skills of 7s.- Advertisement – The confirmed franchises for the event are Asia Pacific Dragons (Singapore), SX10 (Cape Town), Phoenix (Middle East), London Royals (London), Miami Sun (Florida), Rhinos (Southern California) and Ohio Aviators (Columbus).Click on the video above to watch our free live stream from the Bermuda World Tens series! Confirmed franchises for the event are SX10 (Cape Town), Asia Pacific Dragons (Singapore), Phoenix (Middle East), London Royals (London), Miami Sun (Florida), Rhinos (Southern California) and Ohio Aviators (Columbus) Last Updated: 07/11/20 12:45pm It is the finals of the World Tens Series in Bermuda and you can watch all the action unfold with Sky Sports.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NFF Reforms Committee rounds off two-day meeting in Benin

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 The Reforms Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has ended a two-day meeting in Benin City, taking a crucial step towards concluding its work and submitting its recommendations to the Congress of Nigerian Football through the NFF Executive Committee.Discussions and deliberations over the two days (Monday and Tuesday) were robust and practical, with members devoting several hours to fundamental issues of Youth Development, Women’s Football, League and Governance aspects of the Nigeria game.On Monday, a sub-committee that excluded members of the NFF Congress in the main committee deliberated on the nitty-gritty of suggestions and ideas from previous meetings in Lagos and Abuja, giving flesh to the ideas and then presenting the recommendations to the entire group on Tuesday for even more robust and fruitful discussions.The sessions were frank and dwelt on the genuine desire for making things better than they are presently, with focus on the mechanics that are needed to take the Nigeria game to higher levels of excellence.At the end, Chairman of the Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi (also the NFF 1st Vice President) commended the commitment to the cause and the candid submissions of members on the various sub-topics, and once more, promised that the NFF Executive Committee is determined to implement the recommendations as approved by the NFF Congress.Also at the two-day meeting were Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa, Alhaji Abba Yola, Barr. Godwin Dudu-Orumen, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, Rt. Hon. Margaret Icheen, Barr. Isaac Danladi, Barr. Poubeni Ogun, Mallam Farouk Yarma, Barr. Osasu Obayiuwana, Alh. Mohammed Nasir Saidu, Otunba Tade Azeez, Mrs Chisom Ezeoke, Mr. Isa Ladan Bosso, Mr. Godwin Enakhena and Mr. Dahiru Sadi, MFR.The Committee will submit its recommendations for the reform of Nigerian Football to the NFF Executive Committee in January 2020. Tags: NFFNFF Reforms Committeelast_img read more