11.26.18 International News

News about grants, gifts

On October 2nd, The International Day of Non-Violence and the Lebanese National Day of Non-Violence, the universal “sculpture of non-violence” by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward was unveiled in Beirut.

Uganda’s Wells of Life named a well at Kawo Primary School in honor of Pope Francis. 

The 2018 UK Donor-Advised Fund Report reveals grants from donor-advised fund accounts to qualified charities grew 15 percent to a record £319.2, increasing the payout rate to 30 percent.

News about people, groups

European Venture Philanthropy Association released “Investing for Impact | The EVPA Survey 2017/2018,” a study that explores where and how European venture philanthropy and social investment organizations deploy resources to support social purpose organizations.

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is treating more than 200 victims of sexual violence per month on average in Kasai Central province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

North Korean officials are committing sexual violence against women, with little consequence for the actions, according to Human Rights Watch

The Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry co-organized the 10th edition of the “MedaWomen Forum 2018: Women in Technology, the Way Forward,” with the Association of Mediterranean Businesswomen’s Organizations, and the Jordan Forum Business and Professional Women.

The Alliance for Zero Extinction mapped 1,483 highly threatened species that are only found at a single site, according to BirdLife International

As conflict intensifies on several fronts across Yemen, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is receiving an influx of people with war-related injuries in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Aden, Saada, and Taiz governorates.

Water For People celebrated World Toilet Day on November 19th, as they work towards everyone having a toilet that is connected to sustainable sanitation systems.

The Ujenzi Charitable Trust, a growing nonprofit providing life-saving innovations to resource-poor communities, commenced its next phase of development with the launch of their new website.

The Board of Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) appointed Tim Allard as AWC’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

A new UNESCO 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report exposes education challenges faced by immigrants in the U.S.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Imagining Matera will host a roundtable discussion held in conjunction with the exhibition Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata on December 12th at 6:30 PM at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Mending Kids deployed Lead Surgeon, Dr. Jason Frischer of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and his team of 13 volunteers to the Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania to screen over 40 children with colorectal defects.   

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