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Angela Unufe-Kennedy Takes Innovative Solutions to the Source of Impact

In Africa, Health, Human Rights, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

 Dr. Angela Unufe-Kennedy is the Founder of the Migrant & Minority Disability Network Europe and the CEO of MENÀ Humanitarian and Healthcare Awareness Foundation (AFRICA).  She is a leader in creating and facilitating innovative solutions where she sees the gaps to be filled. Relentless in her pursuit of solving communications issues between migrants and health professionals, she started an …

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Fawzia Koofi Began Impacting the Future for Afghan Women When She Won a Seat in Parliament

In Diplomat, Education, gender equality, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Fawzia Koofi is one of the bravest and most confident young women you’ll meet. Education is partly responsible for that, and also, she’d tell you, her father’s good name as a legislator, but, what you learn when you meet her is that she owns herself. Fawzia’s passage from child to determined woman onto political leadership is a journey like most …

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Mehmet Sukru Guzel Supports International Peace by Solving and Preventing Conflicts

In Human Rights, Peace, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Professor Dr. Mehmet Sukru Guzel says he’s not the most popular man when he gets to a location in conflict, but, he is the person with the most potential for resolving disputes. Three times nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Guzel understands and utilizes constitutional intentions and global security laws, among other tools, to provide a path to peace. He …

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Maka Ibrahim Helps Orphans and Widows in His Community in Uganda

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Human Rights, Poverty, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Maka Ibrahim has a mission; a mission he says was inspired by his brother. As CEO of Lift Up Hope, Maka works hard to create opportunities for education, sheltering, jobs, and more in his home village of Bugiri in eastern Uganda. Lift Up Hope is a Community Based Organization that seeks to help provide basic necessities to build up the …

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Maxwell Matewere is Saving Human Trafficking Victims

In Africa, Child Abuse, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Maxwell Matewere is a National Project Officer who works in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. He is a Law and Crime Prevention expert in Malawi. He has been recognized by the US State Dept. as a global hero for championing national responses to human trafficking crime. Maxwell has a popular book that spotlights the stories in Malawi that …

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Chrissy Sykes Uses Music to Create Awareness on Child Abuse with the Free My Body is My Body Program

In Child Abuse, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Chrissy Sykes will tell you she’s a songwriter, but, she’s really a hero to so many across the globe. Nudged by the tragedy of a little girl’s horrible death several years ago, Chrissy wrote a song titling it with the girl’s name. A spontaneous performance of that song at a dinner party in Texas inspired the movement forward of an …

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Gene and Arlene Rumley Change Lives for Orphans in India

In Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Gene and Arlene Rumley have been operating Mission for Orphans for more than a dozen years to support children in orphanages in India. They started with the goal to rescue one child at a time and then started supporting and building orphanages to shelter, feed, and educate many outcast, trafficked, and homeless children. Today, they are working on building a …

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Dr Sandie Morgan Teaches Certification Training on Human Trafficking Awareness and Ethics

In Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

As an RN, Sandie Morgan has seen her share of terrifying incidences where trafficked victims have ended up as a patient. Since then, her advocacy to end human trafficking has taken form as a trainer, speaker, podcast producer, author, and administrator.  Dr. Morgan recently served as Co-chair of the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking by presidential appointment. …

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Katja Iversen Sets Equality and Purpose-Driven Leadership on the Sustainability Path

In gender equality, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Katja Iversen fills several roles under the titles of influencer and leader that include author, speaker, consultant, board member, and policymaker. Her work over the course of 25 years has been significant in making a difference to girls, women leaders, and politicians worldwide, thus pulling her from her UN work to the private world into board rooms, serving on presidential …

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Ebere Odika Fights Gender Violence in Africa Through IBreathe Initiative

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Ebere Odika is a Mandela Washington Fellow and has been working under that umbrella and several others, including her own, IBreathe Initiative, to combat gender violence and promote gender equality in Africa. IBreathe stands for “Initiative for Building a Resourceful and Ethical Africa” and is an activating organization for school clubs designed to educate, counsel, and provide a safe place …