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United States of America
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Education, Family, Poverty, Religion, Children/Youth
Family Empowerment Centers exists to glorify God and love our neighbors by strengthening young urban families in Christ as we create real opportunities of empowerment and care for the needs of those facing greater challenges in urban America. It is our conviction that all people, from every nation of the ...See More world are of equal value and concern before God. It is also our conviction that although mankind is of equal value before God, often times the opportunities for empowerment and freedom are selective due to issues of systemic and personal injustices. Family Empowerment Centers will seek to bring a balance to these circumstances by loving our neighbors in a Christ like manner and creating opportunities for those who are disadvantaged in our urban communities to attain empowerment and freedom. It is also our conviction that real empowerment, freedom and wholistic growth has its foundation in an individuals experience of the love of Christ, through His body the church, and the truths found in the Scriptures. Family Empowerment Centers recognizes mankind as spiritual, physical, psychological and social beings. By coming along side individuals in a wholistic and Christ like fashion we expect these individuals to have maximized opportunities of empowerment and a greater hope in the future. The element of Christian faith in what we do, how we do it in creating opportunities of empowerment, and who we do it for is what sets our organization apart from others. Family Empowerment Centers has chosen to target urban communities on the basis that these communities tend to include people from all of the nations of the world and at the same time seems to be the epicenter for injustice, inequality, and issues of poverty. In the same manner that trends move out from major metropolitan cities our organization believes that as people are empowered they too may move out from urban communities to various world destinations creating change in their environments. Family Empowerment Centers also recognizes that the family unit is the most influential determinant in the growth of the individual. Great attention will be given to the growth of the whole family when possible. Our organization defines family as a multi-individual group of people, often times made up of a father, mother, and child, but not limited to those roles in which the group bears the relational characteristics of a family. Therefore the family could be traditional in nature, be a single parent home, be a home with no children, be a home where a significant other (i.e. grandmother, aunt, uncle) is raising the children, or a foster home situation. Show Less

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Kenya, Ukraine, United States of America
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Clean Water, Environment, Family
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United States of America
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Family
The Alcove is a safe place where children and their families, who are grieving a death can receive comfort and support through the healing process.

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United States of America
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Family
The family of Manuel S. Yatooma endured a devastating tragedy on March 11, 1993. Mr. Yatooma was shot twice in the head while interrupting a carjacking. In that instant, a young mother of four boys ranging 20 to 10 years old became a widow, four boys became one of ...See More the many fatherless boys, having lost a father to the violence in Detroit. And so it went: Rapid was the spiral from financial security to monetary chaos. Overnight his family went from relative wealth to threatened foreclosure, bankruptcy and dependence on social security. They desperately needed help. Unfortunately, there was no organization like this to provide the family with much-needed support. Now, we are able to assist those -trying to reassemble their lives in the wake of a similar family tragedy. The Yatooma Family wishes to grow this charity to help thousands and millions of other children and their families and bring honor to the legacy of their cherished husband and father, Manuel S. Yatooma. We cannot replace a lost parent. No one can. But, with your help, we are committed to doing all that we can for the kids. Show Less
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Family News

Chicago Tribune 
Mary Neals, whose family owns the dog — whose name is Misty — and had spent a good part of Sunday night looking for the puggle after she got out of the house, was thankful their family dog was safe and sound. "We're just so happy for her to be home," ... See more..
New York Times 
The family's resentment over the missing street sign added an unfortunate coda to a public event that appeared, to some of Mr. Breslin's former colleagues, to be laden with irony from the start: Mr. de Blasio, in hailing the great journalist, refused ... See more..
ABC News 
The family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by officer Jeronimo Yanez of Minnesota's St. Anthony Police Department, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony Village, according to a statement from both parties. See more..
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CNN 
KABC reported that the body that was mistakenly buried in the Kerrigan family plot has been identified, according to the family lawyers. Easton told CNN he didn't know if that person's family had been notified of the death or the mistake. "The coroner ... See more..
Chicago Tribune 
Alexandra Nelson, sister of victim Grant Nelson, speaks to reporters May 31, 2017, after a hearing at the Skokie courthouse. Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Cunningham gave a detailed account of the machete and knife attack. (Chris Walker / Chicago ... See more..
NBCNews.com 
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were seen on a river rafting trip Monday as they vacationed in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child. Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, rafted on the ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
It's been four days since friends and family members have seen an Orange County-based rapper who was swept away by dangerous currents in the Kern River. “We still have faith he is alive,” Erica Zambada said. Zambada last saw her soon-to-be husband, ... See more..
CNBC 
Less than two weeks ago, Prince Harry told Newsweek magazine that nobody in Britain's royal family wanted to be king or queen. Harry's father, Prince Charles, is first in line for the throne. "Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king ... See more..
Fox News 
It was all laughs, competition and awkwardness on the latest episode of “Celebrity Family Feud.” Unlike most episodes, where celebrities come and play the game with Steve Harvey, the host was caught between a rock and a hard place as his own family ... See more..
NBC Chicago 
A City Council committee voted unanimously Monday, to recommend payment of $1.275 million to the family of an 11 year old boy, who was killed by a driver fleeing police. Donovan Turnage was on his way to get a Christmas haircut in December of 2013, ... See more..
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Overview

Studies have shown that domestic violence is one of the most costly issues affecting the world today.1 Although domestic abuse happens on a large scale all around the world, it is frequently overlooked in legislation passed by governments.2 Experts estimate that domestic violence annually costs countries an average of $9.5 trillion dollars from the loss of economic output.3 The economic cost estimate was derived from projections of lost earnings, health complications, and the overall reduction of economic activity.4 Around the world approximately nine people die as a result of domestic violence for every one person who dies in a civil war.5 Globally nearly 769 million women become victims of domestic violence each year and 290 million children experience child abuse.6 Recent UNICEF studies found that half of all teenage girls believe that it is justifiable for a man to beat his wife.7 Furthermore, around 38% of all homicides are committed by a domestic partner.8 Some of the risk factors associated with domestic violence are a familial history of violence, prior child abuse, gender inequality, and a low education attainment level.9

Child abuse and exploitation takes on various forms in different countries.11 Some of the issues impacting children are violence, child labor, trafficking, female genital mutilation, early marriage and sexual abuse.12 Many of these issues that negatively affect children are culturally accepted and are an integrated part of the societal fabric.13 UNICEF is one of the most prevalent organizations that advocates for child’s rights and legal protections.14

 
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1 http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/09/10/3565601/domestic-violence-cost/
2-7 Ibid
8 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs239/en/
9 Ibid
10 http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Development/Family-Planning
11-13 Ibid
14http://kff.org/global-health-policy/fact-sheet/the-u-s-government-and-international-family-planning-and-reproductive-health/
15 http://data.unicef.org/child-protection/overview
16-18 Ibid
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Women's Rights
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Women's Rights
Women and young girls are often the most vulnerable members of society in countries all around the world. Nearly 770 million women are the victims of domestic abuse each year and over 35% of all women worldwide have been the victims of abuse or sexual violence.1,2 Around 40% of all female murders are perpetrated by the victim’s husband or intimate partner.3 Many countries still have not outlawed domestic abuse, and over 600 million women live in countries where spousal abuse and domestic violence are not crimes.4 Additionally, women and young girls represent 98% of the 4.5 million annual victims of human trafficking and forced prostitution.5 Millions of women and girls have also been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation, the practice of altering or removing female genital ...See More organs for non-medical reasons. Over 125 million girls have been subject to FGM around the world, particularly in Africa and the Middle East.6 Aside from severe pain and trauma, the procedure also puts girls at risk for severe blood loss, difficulty urinating, tetanus and sepsis, decreased fertility, cysts and infections, difficulty in childbirth, painful intercourse, and increased risk of newborn death.7 FGM is primarily practiced on girls 15 and younger. The practice is motivated by cultural traditions and by the desire to decrease women’s libido and ensure sexual purity and marital fidelity.8 FGM is currently internationally recognized as a human rights violation. Child marriage is another harmful and unfortunately widespread practice that disproportionately affects young girls. An estimated one-third of the world’s women are married before age 18 and one in nine are married before age 15.9 Approximately 15 million girls are married before age 18 each year.10 Child marriage is detrimental to the health and wellbeing of girls and women for a variety of reasons, particularly because it puts them at a greater risk of domestic abuse and death in childbirth. Girls who marry before age 18 are statistically more likely to be abused by their husbands than women who marry later, and girls under age 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women who give birth after age 20.11 Child brides are also at greater risk of contracting HIV/Aids because they are typically married older men with more sexual partners.12 Girls who marry as children are also less likely to complete their education, and more likely to suffer from depression.13 Women around the world also earn significantly less income than their male counterparts. On average, men earn 17.6% more than women in a given year.14 Countries with the highest wage gaps are North Korea, at nearly 40%, Japan, at 33%, and Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada all at above 20%.15 In Belgium the gender gap is smallest at 9.3%.16 Women are also less-likely to be hired in full-time positions than men.17 1 http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/09/10/3565601/domestic-violence-cost/ 2 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs239/en/ 3 Ibid 4 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/domestic-violence_n_3474032.html 5 http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures#notes 6 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/ 7 Ibid 8 Ibid 9 http://www.icrw.org/child-marriage-facts-and-figures 10 http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/ 11http://www.icrw.org/child-marriage-facts-and-figures 12 Ibid 13 Ibid 14 http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/the-gender-wage-gap-around-the-world/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 15 Ibid 16 Ibid 17 https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/participation-opportunity-women-s-work-what-data-tell-us Show Less