The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund which is housed within and administered by the National Women’s Law Center Fund connects those who have experienced sexual misconduct to attorneys who agree to take on their cases, according to its website. The organization helps defray legal and public relations costs in certain cases based on criteria and availability of funds. Only attorneys can apply for those funds, though some attorneys will also accept reduced fees or take on cases pro bono..
The U 17 Women’s World Cup last October in Jordan marked the first time Muslim players wore headscarves during a FIFA event. Soccer’s international governing body formally lifted a ban on head coverings in 2014, recognizing Muslim and Sikh players. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.
Indigenous women mobilizing for their rightsAt a time of unprecedented human mobility, indigenous women are on the move too, often fleeing violence, environmental disasters and land encroachments that have eaten into their sources of food, water and way of life. The positive economic spin offs of migration don’t always reach them.International Youth Day (12 August)There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever.
“Nobody has water,” she says. “Nobody has electricity stable enough to be able to do it. We are the privileged ones. But if they hire me, I’ll do any accent they want.”Paris based Melissa took Australian telly by storm in 1993 as roguish teen Angel in Home and Away.Outlander actor Scott Kyle set to get his boots on for charity football matchAfter a successful three year run in the show, she set out to make her name in Hollywood.Melissa had roles in movies including David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and she appeared as the nanny in Friends before hit movies The Amityville Horror remake, 30 Days of Night and Derailed.She also hit the LA scene at just the right time and has been one of the stars of the box set golden era.Melissa, 41, won plaudits and a Golden Globe nomination for HBO’s In Treatment and then starred in Australian mini series The Slap. She then recreated the role in the US adaptation, as well as starring in network blockbusters Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Wife.(Image: Splash News)Her success on the small screen has allowed her to indulge in indie passion projects, too. Which is why she came to Scotland to promote The Butterfly Tree.
I have been a hermit for the past 4 years since losing my son to cancer! Those devastating images of his suffering haunt me every day! I too, have seen my anger rise within me, my total disgust with the times and lack of morals, integrity and compassion. I am still not ready to enter the “masses” where the majority of people are only interested in “What can you do for me.” I have stopped giving and am close to not caring any longer! I can only think of joining my son who was truly a compassionate and giving human being! I know he is frowning down at me, and I beg him every day to help me become like him and carry on for him. But it has not yet dried! ..