Mommywood reported in the fall that mother of two Reese Witherspoon was been named the honorary chair of the Avon Foundation. This week, she spoke before the United Nations to help the beauty company announce their partnership with the United Nations Development Fund for Women. To raise funds for women around the world, Reese also introduced to the U.N the Women’s … [Read more...] about Reese Witherspoon Unveils Womens Empowerment Bracelet to United Nations
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Parents in California are NOT vaccinating their children at twice the rate they did seven years ago. The rate of unvaccinated children in California is up 8%. In fact, the number of vaccination exemptions has increased throughout the nation. Parents can get an exemption from required immunizations if the shots are against their personal beliefs - there are also medical … [Read more...] about Vaccinations – Yes or No?
Data from the United Nations shows that between 1990 and 2008, the United States maternal mortality rate nearly doubled, while the overwhelming majority of countries collectively decreased their rates by 34% (Coeytauz et al 2011). We have a right to criticize the shameful state of American maternal care when more money is spent on childbirth than any of other area of … [Read more...] about American Childbirth: A Human Rights Failure?
Activist Angelina Jolie visited Haiti Wednesday to meet quake survivors. The actress is the The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) goodwill ambassador.According to the UNHCR's website, Jolie arrived Tuesday to visit with earthquake survivors and meet with aid workers. Jolie said she was in Haiti to "listen and to learn." She first arrived at the Haitian … [Read more...] about Angelina Jolie Visits Haiti
Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women AKA UNIFEM spoke in Washington, D.C., everyone was intrigued to hear her story, the rights of women are definitely in good hands. Kidman strongly believes in the power of the media and all the negativity it portrays especially towards women. "I can't be responsible for … [Read more...] about Nicole Kidman Talks Women's Rights