Tag Archives: poverty

A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

I spent last week at the Clinton Global Initiative and the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. There was much talking about issues of international development, about the rights of children to an education, about stopping children dying from preventable things like pneumonia, about making sure that the world is free from hunger. But [...]

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How Can We Build Hope for America’s Kids?

Traveling in rural Arkansas, you can sometimes forget where you are.  The long stretch of bumpy highway, surrounded by cotton fields and rice paddies, could be in one of a dozen countries I’ve traveled to recently.  And, unfortunately, the poor families I met could have been from any of those countries too—rather than living in [...]

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VIDEO: Working Kids….but This is No Summer Job

I spent last week in Bangladesh, a country of 161 million people, many of whom live in the capital city of Dhaka. Many of those people, in fact 54 million of them, are kids under 15. And a high percentage of these children start to work by the age of 10 or 12 in order [...]

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A Conversation With Carolyn

On Tuesday night, I had the chance to speak to more than 1,000 Save the Children supporters about our work around the world and the challenges we face in 2012. It was a great opportunity to answer questions, talk about the big picture and thank just a few of the many people who are committed [...]

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Do we really have to choose THIS??

As I celebrated Thanksgiving with my extended family this weekend, eating from a huge spread, sharing updates and stories and generally catching up at a big family gathering, I also thought about the many kids and families Save the Children works with all around the world and right here in the United States. I knew [...]

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Making a Difference, One Call at a Time

I just got off the phone with my Congressman’s office.  You see, Congress is in the midst of deciding spending levels for 2012, and I wanted to make sure my voice was heard.  Some members of Congress want to cut foreign assistance programs by as much as 30 percent, which would have devastating consequences for [...]

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