Cable-television pioneer Ted Turner will give the United Nations $100 million dollars each year for the next ten years, for a total gift of $1 billion.
U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) programs will receive almost $8 million of the $22 million allocated yesterday. Three million will go to a program that produces and distributes reproductive health literature in Bolivia. A program that provides reproductive health care in the Philippines will receive $2.1 million, and programs that seek to end violence against women in Latin America will be given $950,000.
Timothy Worth, president of Turner's United Nations Foundation, said that educating U.S. citizens about U.N. programs will be another of the Foundation's priorities.
4/17/2014 Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights - India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
"All documents will now have a third category marked 'transgender,'" said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. . . .