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Red Nose Day: Giving Kids More to Smile About

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post   Save the Children staff members Sara Bernabeo, Jeremy Soulliere and Ellen Gerstein with NBC “TODAY” show host Matt Lauer along his 230-mile bike trek to promote Red Nose Day. Photo by Susan Warner / Save the Children.   It’s rare we can all have the chance […]

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Stories of Motherhood from Central Africa to South East Asia

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post   Every year Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report ranks the best and worst places in the world to be a mom, giving us a window into the shared strengths and burdens that mothers face.   All mothers carry the brightest hopes for their […]

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New Consensus Challenging Us to ‘Embrace Previously Unimaginable Possibilities’

A consensus is emerging within the global development community about the rapidly shifting landscape: It is no longer about government or institutional donors, international nongovernmental organizations and projects.   Complex global challenges, evolving science and technology, and new resources — including private investments, are challenging us to think in new ways and embrace previously unimaginable […]

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Giving Every Child a Fair Chance in Life Is a Defining Challenge For Our Generation

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post In a rural village in northern Nigeria, a new mother named Laila is doing everything she can to care for her baby daughter, Rabia. But despite Laila’s efforts, Rabia’s future is not solely in her mother’s hands. If Rabia was instead born to a wealthy family in […]

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Where Health and Education Meet, Children Win

The following blog first appeared on The World Bank.   Every mom wants a healthy baby. And in the early days of a child’s life, parents and doctors understandably focus on how the baby’s physical development—is she gaining weight? Is he developing reflexes? Are they hitting all of the milestones of a healthy and thriving child? […]

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How Your Snowman Sweater Can Change a Child’s Life

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post   There’s no better time than the holidays to remind children to be thankful and to give back to others in need. However, that is not always easy during this busy time of year.   That’s why Save the Children is using a holiday tradition of donning “festive” sweaters […]

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The World’s Ebola Crisis: Disastrous for Mothers and Daughters

In the course of a regular day with my 13 year-old daughter, I check in on how her day went and tell her I love her.  It’s pretty standard stuff for moms.  And as President and CEO of Save the Children, I’ve seen how children’s health, happiness and safety are paramount to mothers in every […]

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Notes from the UN and the Clinton Global Initiative: Speaking Out for Children in New York

This was a busy week for global development, as leaders from government, business and civil society came together in New York for the Clinton Global Initiative meetings and the UN General Assembly. As usual, Save the Children was there to take the opportunity to make children a central part of the agenda—and urge action on […]

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Why Women Hold the Key to Development—and Peace

My latest revelation on development came in an unlikely place: not a refugee camp for Syrians or a small hut in Nepal but in a beautiful building in Venice built in the mid-1700s—Scoula Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista—which was the site of a ceremony for the Pilosio Peace award.  Pilosio is an Italian construction company […]

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It’s Back to School– Are Your Kids Safe?

As of this month, American parents have sent 69 million children back to school and child care. But many have no idea what protections exist to keep kids safe in the very places they’re supposed to be protected.   According to a new Harris Poll online survey, 63 percent of U.S. parents with children in […]

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