Breaking the Bloody Taboo

Today is May 28—Menstrual Hygiene Day. Some would scoff at the notion that we need a specific day to remember women get their periods once a month. What's the big deal, right? We all know it happens, so why even talk about it? In Kenya, girls can miss between 3-7 days of school each month because of [...]

The Disease of Extreme Islamic Terrorism

The ideology of Islamic extremism— a militant, politically activist ideology whose ultimate goal is to create a worldwide community, or caliphate, of Muslim believers through violence and intolerance — poses an increasingly serious threat to the rest of the world. We must defend tolerance and protect all people from being victimized by Islamic Extremists. Next month, [...]

Ways the United Nations Is Making a Difference

As 2014 wraps up and we start reflecting on the past year, I would like to take a moment to give thought to what the United Nations has done over the past 69 years. Here are five highlights as listed on the UN web page of what the organization has achieved to make the world a better place. [...]

Islamic Extremism—Our Battle

"If our great grandfathers were fighting against Prussian domination of Europe; if our grand fathers were fighting fascism; if our fathers were fighting the cold war against communism; I'm afraid to say, this struggle, against Islamist extremist terrorism, this is the struggle of our generation."—David Cameron, speaking at Camp Bastion on Oct. 3, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVMFnESN1fg

Explosive Weapon Clearance — Letting Developing Countries Develop

Imagine this: On a sunny Tuesday morning, a boy decides to go play outside his house. Like any 13-year-old boy, he jumps and runs around, having a blast. He knows that mother will call him in soon to start on his homework, but right now he just wants to enjoy being a kid. “You need to go [...]

World Factories — Money over Morals

Li Zhou Ping was 16 when he lost his right hand. After leaving home and traveling to Shenzhen, a city in southern China, in hopes for a more prosperous future, he was hired to operate an animal stuffing machine in a toy factory. On Ping's third day of work the machine chopped off his hand and he has [...]