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.
11/25/2014 Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal - Marissa Alexander, the woman imprisoned for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abusive husband, chose to accept a plea deal Monday with the state of Florida, pleading guilty to three felony counts of aggravated assault.
As part of the plea deal, Alexander received three years imprisonment, but she will be credited for the time she's spent behind bars. . . .
11/24/2014 The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution - The city of Louisville, Kentucky approved a resolution that will use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a framework for all future policy aimed at ending gender-based discrimination.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh introduced the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly on November 6. . . .