Congress of IDWF Elects Its Leaders – re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President & Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

As songs of solidarity rang out from Cape Town’s historical building of social justice,Community House, the IDWF elected its leadership for the next five years.

With this global federation of domestic workers, we will make every government in the world to ratify C189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers & pass laws to protect their rights & dignity.”

— Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, November 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — 18 November 2018
From the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF): www.idwfed.org
For Immediate Release

Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders –
Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

Cape Town, South Africa – As songs of solidarity rang out from Cape Town’s historical building of social justice, Community House, the International Domestic Workers’ Federation (IDWF) elected its leadership for the next five years. Myrtle Witbooi, General Secretary of the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU), was re-elected as President, without contention. Carmen Britez, General Secretary from Union Personal Auxiliar de Casas Particulares (UPACP) in Argentina, is IDWF’s new Vice-President. Elizabeth Tang was re-elected to the position of General Secretary, and will continue to head the IDWF Secretariat in Hong Kong.

The IDWF is a global federation of domestic workers, composed of 69 affiliates from 55 countries, representing over 600,000 domestic workers worldwide.

The office bearers positions were elected from members of the 13-member Executive Committee, which was created the day before. Two members from each of the 6 regions – Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean and North America, had all been elected before Congress, and those candidates were uncontested.

Taking inspiration from the achievements of the host country in its fight for social justice, this group of domestic workers and their advocates from around the world assembled to champion the rights of the 70 million domestic workers worldwide, the overwhelming majority of whom are routinely undervalued and underprotected by labour laws.

As Myrtle Witbooi, said on her successful re-election,

“We are not free yet. With this global federation of domestic workers, we will make every government in the world to ratify the international convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers and pass laws to protect their rights and dignity.”

This international Congress of domestic workers will end tomorrow, the 19th with a celebration on the inclusion of domestic workers in the COIDA in South Africa enabling them to enjoy better health and safety protection at work.

The 2nd Congress of the International Domestic Workers’ Federation will take place Nov 16—19 in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information, please visit www.idwfed.org or contact Ms Adriana Ramirez at adriana.paz@idwfed.org or Ms Myrtle Witbooi at myrtlewitbooi@gmail.com.

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In continuing series of published articles, Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys examines Deportation Defense Remedy

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In the newest article in her Instruction Series, Immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys reviews the Deportation Defense known as Withholding of Removal

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Remember that relief under CAT is not as beneficial as asylum or withholding. It is generally used primarily by those applicants with serious criminal convictions who may benefit from CAT relief.”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the most recently published article, a continuation of a series, Immigration Attorney Magdalena Ewa Cuprys examines a Deportation Defense Remedy. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

Magdalena Cuprys explains that Relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) is the third form of relief an individual fearing persecution may seek. As per another remedy, withholding of removal, Deferral of Removal may only be granted by an Immigration Judge (IJ), and not by an Asylum Officer. The individual applicant bears the burden of demonstrating that it is more likely than not that they will be tortured if removed to their country of origin.

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has found that torture “must be an extreme form of cruel and inhuman punishment” … that “must cause severe pain or suffering.”

There are no bars to eligibility (i.e. criminal violations, etc.) for relief under CAT. The major advantage of CAT is that there are no bars to eligibility under this defense to deportation. Therefore, since the treaty itself does not contain any bars to its mandate of non-return, even those convicted of an aggravated felony may still make claims for relief if they do in fact fear torture upon their forced removal from the United States to their country of origin.

Additionally, as mandated by asylum laws, applicants seeking Deferral of Removal are not required to establish that their fear of torture is based upon an enumerated ground, i.e. on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Immigration regulations create two separate types of protection under CAT.

The first type of protection is another form of withholding of removal under CAT. Withholding of removal under CAT prohibits the return of an individual to their home country. This status can only be terminated if the individual’s case is reopened and if the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) establishes that they are no longer likely to be tortured in their home country.

The second type of protection is known as “Deferral of Removal under CAT.” Deferral of removal under CAT is a more temporary form of relief. Deferral of removal under CAT is appropriate for individuals who would likely be subjected to torture, but who are ineligible for withholding of removal, such as persecutors, terrorists, and certain criminals. This status can be terminated more quickly and easily than withholding of removal if the individual is no longer likely to be tortured if forced to return to their home country. Additionally, an individual granted deferral of removal under CAT may be detained by the DHS if they are deemed to be a threat to the community.

Like regular withholding of removal, the benefits to both forms of CAT relief are limited. An individual who is successful under a CAT claim cannot be removed from the United States to the country from which they fled persecution, but they can be removed to a third country if one is available. Further, an individual granted CAT cannot adjust their status to that of a Lawful Permanent Resident, however, they may apply to obtain employment authorization.

The standard of proof under the CAT is higher than the standard for asylum. The applicant must prove that it is “more likely than not” that they would be tortured if forced to return to their country. The evidentiary proof for torture is very similar to the proof for asylum or withholding claims.

Individuals seeking relief under the CAT must bring their claims before an IJ. The procedure for filing a claim under CAT will differ depending on certain factors, including the status of an individual’s case. If the applicant is filing for asylum, they should request relief under withholding of removal and CAT in their Form I-589 and should include the following information:

1. The type of torture they are likely to experience if forced to return to his/her country;
2. Any past instances of torture that they have experienced;
3. Any past instances of torture experienced by close family members and associates; and
4. Documentary support showing related human rights abuses by the government of their country, such as: the U.S. State Department’s Human Rights Country Reports, Amnesty International Reports, Human Rights Watch reports, and reports from other human rights monitoring groups, etc.

If the applicant has already filed for asylum, but did not mention withholding of removal and CAT, they should supplement the application with the above information.

Remember that relief under CAT is not as beneficial as asylum or withholding. It is generally used primarily by those applicants with serious criminal convictions who may benefit from CAT relief. Thus, while most applicants file for asylum, withholding and CAT in the alternative, unless the applicant is statutorily ineligible for asylum or withholding, it is unlikely that the CAT claim will be a principal component of their case.

The complete article will be published on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

About Magdalena Ewa Cuprys

Magdalena Cuprys is the principal of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs. Located in Miami and Clewiston, the firm’s offices provide corporate and individual clients of foreign nationality with temporary work permits for the U.S., green card petitions, criminal waivers and representation in removal proceedings cases.

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ISKCON Food Relief Foundation commences campaign to impart motivational counselling to under-privileged children

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Children rescued from Child Labour being motivated by Annamrita Team

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Children participating in Annamrita Counselling program

The campaign will see children from Government schools and under National Child Labour Project receive much-needed exposure to various future opportunities

GURGAON, HARYANA, INDIA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gurugram, India, November 15, 2018: ISKCON Food Relief Foundation branded as Annamrita, a not-for-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable organization, kick-started a campaign to impart motivational counselling to under-privileged children in the week of National Education Day. Sri. Rishi Kumara Das, Trustee – Annamrita, who has more than 22 years of experience in various reputed organizations, led the session. The event was attended by more than 100 children upto class 5 at a school run by Max Vision Social Welfare Society under the National Child Labor Project (NCLP) in Gurgaon. Also gracing the occasion with their presence were Ashok Yadav, – Project Director- National Child Labor Project, Gurugram and Brijesh Singh, Director – Max Vision Social Welfare Society.
Annamrita has gone much beyond the mission of liberating these children from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving them wholesome nutritious meals. They, through the creation of this campaign, intend to expose children across Government, Government funded and NCLP schools in Gurugram to various future opportunities in the country. The unique initiative started by the organization witnessed kids seeking knowledge on the various opportunities which they can explore in the future. This was followed by a mid-day meal being distributed among the children.
Commenting on the campaign, Sri Rishi Kumara Das, Trustee – Annamrita said, “Annamrita has always sought to touch the lives of lakhs of school children in India by providing them a wholesome meal while these children are pursuing their education. Being touched by Annamrita, these students on completing their education will be able to reap the benefits of the midday meal program as well as the personality development initiative which is being provided as a part of this campaign. We are hopeful that one day these children may set an example and give it back to the society in many ways. We are thankful to the District administration of Gurugram, Government of Haryana and the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment for setting up and constantly supporting such initiatives.”
Speaking on associating for this campaign, Ashok Yadav, Project Director – National Child Labor Project, Gurugram said, “We are happy to partner with Annamrita for this benevolent cause which will serve as a boon for these under-privileged children. I am certain this campaign will act as a platform to bridge the gaps and advance their educational experience to a whole new level.”
Annamrita has been at the helm of initiatives such as Zero Hunger Haryana which have received immense support from the public as well as the government. The foundation has been honoured by Lion’s Club, District Red Cross Society, Rotary Clubs across Delhi NCR and other prestigious organizations earlier for its outstanding work in different spaces.
Annamrita:
With a mission to liberate underprivileged children from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving them wholesome nutritious meals, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation branded as Annamrita, under the leadership of Sri Dhananjaya Krishna Das, Vice Chairman has been successfully running a large scale operation in North India. The organization has been serving 1.2 million meals everyday through its 20 kitchens across India among their network of 6500 schools, out of which 250K meals are served everyday in 1900+ schools in the state of Haryana. A not-for-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable organization has a presence in 7 states namely – Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
For any more information please visit: www.foodforchild.com

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Suicide Prevention Expert Dr. Holly Robles of Live and Thrive Now to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

BOERNE, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Do you remember how hard it was being a teenager? Ninety percent of adults will go through depression at some point in their lives, but whereas an adult may develop depression over a long period of time, adolescents tend to behave more impulsively. One experience can make them feel as though life is coming to an end and they don't have any options.

People with thoughts of suicide have become so incredibly depressed they can no longer see the goodness within them. They just want the pain to stop. That’s why it's so important for students to reach out to someone who can give them that literal lifeline to hang onto, someone skillful who understands how they feel and knows how to help.

Dr. Holly Robles is a licensed professional counselor and the founder of Live and Thrive Now. Dr. Robles has dedicated her career to making schools safer to prevent teen suicide.

“As teenagers they don’t have cognitive framework to understand that it isn’t the end of the world, which puts them at great risk,” says Dr. Robles. “That’s why we have to reach out to everybody around us. We have to let them know that the resources are there, that there is someone they can go to if they are thinking of suicide or have a friend or a family member that is thinking of suicide, so they know where to take their friend or family member for help.”

This year, Dr. Robles published the Texas Suicide Safer Schools Implementation Guide, focused on suicide prevention. Her research investigations have explored conflict resolution and the effects of cyberbullying on children and adolescents' mental health, as well as understanding secondary general educators' classroom behaviors toward disruptive students.

“I’ve known I wanted to be in this field from the time I was 15 years old,” recalls Dr. Robles. “I struggled with thoughts of suicide myself. felt like nobody in the world could possibly understand what I was going through. Until I saw a counselor. This counselor told me after one visit told me I was going to be somebody amazing, and all it took was one person to believe in me. I walked out of that office and resolved to be that person for someone else and I’ve been doing it ever since.”

While some counselors may tiptoe around these questions and feelings, Dr. Robles listens for their pain and the clues for the truth they’re afraid to tell her: that they want to die.

“When you're depressed, sometimes you think, ‘I can't believe the sun had the nerve to come up today,’” says Dr. Robles. “If we can just find that one thing to keep us going, sometimes that's the thing that's going to get us over the hump until we can get through it. For a lot of kids, it's music. Sometimes it's walking in awe of nature. We have to find whatever it is that helps us to hang on.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. Holly Robles in an interview with Jim Masters on November 19th at 2pm EDT and with Doug Llewelyn on November 26th at 2pm EDT.

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

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Meals On Wheels of Staten Island and La Bella Marketplace Launch 10,000 Meals Campaign

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Beginning November 15th Through January 1st La Bella Marketplace Will Be Collecting Donations To Help Feed Staten Island Seniors

We are pleased to partner with a local business such as La Bella and encourage everyone to consider donating during this campaign to help make the holidays a litter brighter for our Senior Community.”

— Joe Tornello

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, USA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Staten Island, New York, November 15th, 2018 – La Bella Marketplace, located at 99 Ellis Street in Staten Island, has joined forces with Meals On Wheels of Staten Island and launched the 10,000 Meals Campaign to raise both awareness and funding to feed home bound Senior Citizens on Staten Island this holiday season. It also marks the first event Meals On Wheels of Staten Island is hosting to kick off the Subaru Share The Love Campaign beginning November 15th as well.

“We provide over 2,000 meals a day to Staten Island Seniors who are home bound or otherwise unable to feed themselves,” said Joseph Tornello, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels of Staten Island. “We are pleased to partner with a local business such as La Bella and encourage everyone to consider donating during this campaign to help make the holidays a litter brighter for our Senior Community.”
La Bella Marketplace will be adorned with kiosks and signage promoting the campaign beginning November 15th and ending January 1st and patrons will be able to donate during checkout if they so choose. A $30 donation is enough to provide a Senior with 10 nutritious meals, and the goal is to raise enough money to fund 10,000 meals. Any donation no matter how large or small will be accepted.

“Meals On Wheels of Staten Island is an outstanding organization and we’re happy to partner with them during the upcoming holiday season,” said Nicholas Pesce, Owner of La Bella Marketplace. “Senior hunger is an issue on Staten Island that often gets overlooked and we hope this campaign will raise both awareness and funding to feed those in need.”

In addition to making a donation while shopping, you can also contribute to the 10,0000 Meals Campaign any time by texting the word “LABELLA” to the number 313131 from your cell phone or visiting www.mealsonwheelsofsi.org

About Meals On Wheels of Staten Island
Meals on Wheels of Staten Island is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide two nutritious meals each day, delivered by volunteers, to the home bound elderly who are unable to shop for or prepare their own meals. It currently feeds over 1300 seniors, many of whom rely on Meals on Wheels of S.I. as their only source of nutrition. Eighty percent of the meals are delivered by volunteers.

For More Information About Meals On Wheels of Staten Island or the 10,000 Meals Campaign Please Visit www.mealsonwheelsofsi.org

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Nelson Silberberg Exposes the Truth About the Growing Water Crisis

Activist and Chief Financial Officer Nelson Silberberg continuously dedicates his time to advocating about the Water Crisis.

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Imagine waking up and having to venture out so that your family could have access to water. Instead of turning on a sink, or shower, you must trudge through hot, dangerous terrain, simply to survive. The worst part is, the water you are spending a good portion of your day retrieving could be toxic. Freshwater is in short supply and the shortage of it makes living conditions unsanitary.

This is the sad, horrific reality that over 884 million people are currently faced with throughout the world. People in the United States and throughout developed portions of the world take their running water for granted. Having indoor plumbing, the ability to take a shower, or get a drink seems so basic. Yet, these pleasures that many do not think twice about are causing the death of men, women, and children throughout the world.
Growing Water Crisis

Water is essential to life. Nothing can survive without water. It might be hard for people who have never had to deal with a lack of water to understand. However, that seemingly endless supply of water running out of the sink is not limited. There is a Water Crisis draining the world of its supply of fresh water and it is getting worse.

Right now, this crisis affects contents that are considered underdeveloped. Yet, if those that have the responsibility to help the situation do not act, the situation will continue to spread. Once the world is no longer able to ignore the signs of the crisis, it will be too late.

That is why Nelson Silberberg and other advocates like him are working diligently to spread awareness of this terrible crisis. Silberberg has traveled to affected parts of the world. He has seen first-hand what a nightmare it is to not have access to fresh water. It is not only the drinking water that is affected. When there is not enough clean water, people are deprived of sanitary living conditions. They are subject to disease and do not have the immunity to fight it.

Help Conserve Water

People of every age, throughout every nation, have a responsibility to stop the Water Crisis. Those who are not yet affected by the repercussions are the only ones who can stop the growth the crisis. Everyone else is too busy trying to survive. Fortunately, not everyone must become a volunteer, or do anything directly to help fight the crisis. Instead, there are small, yet powerful actions that everyone needs to do, to conserve water. Here is a list of things you can do to help stop the growth of the Water Crisis:

Turn Off the Tap: Turn off the sink water in-between brushing your teeth or washing your hands. When the water is left on, an average of 5 gallons per minute is wasted, going down the drain.

Use the Car Wash: Instead of using the hose and wasting water, go to the car wash, where the water is recycled.

Take Shorter Showers: Try to hurry up in the shower, so that unused water is not being wasted.

Cool Water in the Refrigerator: Running water to get it cool can waste major amounts of water. Instead, fill a water bottle, or pitcher up and stick it in the refrigerator. That way, you are using all the water.

In summation, Nelson Silberberg is on a mission to help the people who are currently facing the Water Crisis. However, Silberberg and others like him are not only helping the people in underdeveloped countries. Despite all the advocating and all the assistance, the Water Crisis is only growing. If conservation efforts are not enacted, the fate of the entire world will fall victim to the Water Crisis.

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CMS Focus on Full Crisis Continuum

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) sent a letter to State Medicaid Directors promoting a full continuum of crisis service.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — This week, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) sent a letter to State Medicaid Directors promoting a full continuum of crisis services to meet the needs of individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). On the same day, DHHS Secretary Alex Azar addressed the National Association of Medicaid Directors and announced an opportunity for short term residential treatment in IMDs using Medicaid funds within a demonstration project.

Secretary Azar stated, “Today, CMS will be sending a letter to state Medicaid directors laying out how to apply for waivers for flexibility … to treat serious mental illness. … [W]e will strongly emphasize that inpatient treatment is just one part of what needs to be a complete continuum of care, and participating states will be expected to take action to improve community-based mental health care. There are effective methods for treating the seriously mentally ill in the outpatient setting, which have a strong track record of success and which this administration supports. … Both tools are necessary and both are too hard to access today.”

Dr. Brian Hepburn with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) applauded these strong efforts which align with the key priorities of the Beyond Beds Technical Assistance Coalition Assessment Working Papers. NAMI’s Mary Giliberti called it a landmark day and a time to encourage states to improve outpatient services, including crisis stabilization services. She also thanked the administration for listening to the recommendations in the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) report to Congress, “The Way Forward.”

Crisis Now co-chair David Covington stated, “With the recent passage of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline Improvement Act, and the strong call to action from CMS and DHHS leadership this week, the nation now has a clear vision to ensure an effective response for all in psychiatric emergency equal to medical care.” He also thanked the CrisisNow.com founding partners: NASMHPD, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the National Council for Behavioral Health. The Crisis Now: Transforming Services is Within

Our Reach task force recommendations were prominently featured in the CMS communication:

Improved Access to Services Across the Continuum of Care Including Crisis Stabilization Services
Adults with SMI and children with SED need access to a continuum of care since these conditions are often episodic and the severity of symptoms can vary over time. However, the only treatment options in many regions are inpatient care for acute treatment needs and outpatient care for less serious conditions and on-going maintenance therapy, with little availability of intermediate levels of care. As a result, individuals with serious mental health conditions often go into inpatient facilities or EDs when they could be better served in community-based settings. Furthermore, without supports needed to help transition from acute care back into their communities, adults with SMI are at heightened risk for relapse and readmission…

Strategies for ensuring … appropriate levels of care to meet their needs include encouraging use of evidence-based assessment tools, e.g. the LOCUS and CASII (or CALOCUS), that link clinical assessments with standardized "levels of care" using methods for matching the two. It is also important that the care provided to individuals with SMI or SED is trauma-informed. Another strategy is to increase availability of intensive outpatient and crisis stabilization programs designed to divert Medicaid beneficiaries from unnecessary stays in EDs and inpatient facilities as well as criminal justice involvement. Core elements of crisis stabilization programs include regional or statewide crisis call centers coordinating access to care in real time, centrally deployed mobile crisis units available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and short-term, sub-acute residential crisis stabilization programs.

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8th Annual Better World Awards Gala will Honor Celebrities and Global Humanitarians

Pop Artist Jazmin Grace Grimaldi

HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Gina DeFranco and Boris Becker at the First Annual Better World Awards, Roc4Humanity in Monte-Carlo, Monaco at the Hotel De Paris benefitting the White Feather and The Prince Albert Foundations

Julian Lennon and Ky-Mani Marley at the 2nd Annual Better World Awards, Roc4Humanity in Monte-Carlo, Monaco at the Fairmont Hotel benefitting the Love Over All Foundation

Roc4Humanity Concert will Feature Pop Artist Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and Grammy Artist Jose Feliciano

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, classically trained opera singer and eldest daughter of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, will perform her soon-to-be-released pop single, ‘Fearless.'”

— Gianna Armani

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, The 8th Annual Better World Awards, Roc4Humanity, will benefit Wells of Life. The black-tie awards show recognizes outstanding humanitarians who are rock stars in the fields of theatre, music, sports, and business for making the world a better place. Acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the greatest living guitarists, eight-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Jose Feliciano will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 'Light My Fire.'

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, classically trained opera singer and eldest daughter of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, is set to kick-off the entertainment with a debut performance of her soon-to-be-released pop single, ‘Fearless.' Grammy and Emmy nominee, Clayton Bryant, will perform a tribute medley to humanitarian artists who have made the world a “better place.” Gianna Armani holds the Committee chair.

The 2018 Honorees are Harry Benson CBE – Humanitarian Arts Award; (Mrs. Wyclef) Claudinette Jean – Humanitarian Helping Hand Award; Jean Shafiroff – Humanitarian Philanthropist Award and Fred Schneider – Humanitarian Musician Award. Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy of Human Rights Foundation, will present Harry Benson CBE. CBS Radio and CNN anchor, Rita Cosby, alongside CEO of SohoMuse, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, will co-host the event. A Sports Hero Humanitarian will be announced Nov. 14, 2018.

Global humanitarians will be acknowledged by the Wells of Life charity foundation for their worldwide peacemaking efforts at the annual fundraising event. Wells of life provides clean drinking water in rural areas in Uganda, where clean, sanitary water is scarce. The Founder of Wells of Life, Nick Jordan, along with the President, Pete Callahan are recognized for their philanthropic efforts to save lives in Africa, one well at a time.

Gina DeFranco, CEO of International Luxury Media is the Executive Producer and eight-time creator of The Better World Awards: Roc4Humanity!

Endorsed by The Love Over All and Bob Marley Family Foundations, the gala begins with red carpet arrivals at 6:30 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception, four-course dinner, awards show and auction, concert, live DJ, open bar and dancing until midnight.

Past honorees and presenters include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Julian Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Boris Becker, Flavio Briatore, Mr. Elie Saab, Mrs. Roberto Cavalli, Troy Bayliss, Ky-Mani Marley, Denise Rich, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Pamela Anderson, Kweku Mandela, Olivia Gaynor-Long, Kweku Mandela, Kelly Wright, Eva Longoria Baston, Jenson Button, Eddie Jordan, Mark C. Thomas, Jeanine Mabunda, and Johan Christer Novsjo.

Tickets are available online and the gala is open to the public. For ticket sales online, please visit The 8th Annual Better World Awards Event 2018. To purchase tickets, please contact Mike Olsen at (949) 467-4097 or email Mike@wellsoflife.com. Individual tickets prices range from $500.00 to $4,000 (for front row). All tables seat ten.
All proceeds will go towards Wells of Life, a charitable organization providing clean water to rural communities in Uganda, Africa.

For press inquiries regarding The 8th Annual Better World Awards, please contact Gina DeFranco at (917) 855-5705, or Caitlin Robinson at (480) 329-4646, or email: caitlin.ilminc@gmail.com.

Directions: The Loeb Boathouse is in Central Park at Park Drive North, E 72nd St in New York City, NY. (Please enter Central Park only at East 72nd Street and Fifth Ave.) A private Boathouse van will pick up guests to and from the Boathouse on Fifth Ave and East 72nd on the NW corner.

About Wells Of Life
Wells of Life is a Christian non-profit organization that provides access to clean, sustainable drinking water for the rural communities of Uganda. Our focus stems from the desire to improve their quality of life, one well at a time. We’re committed to using all our available resources to help people access this basic human need. Every well provides an opportunity to share the gospel in word and in action. Our vision is a world where access to clean water is no longer an obstacle to living a healthy and productive life.

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The 8th Annual Better World Awards Gala To Honor Global Humanitarians with Performance by Grammy Artist Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano is Featured Performer

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Eva Longoria at Better World Awards Gala

The 8th Annual Better World Awards Gala
Live Concert to Feature New Pop Artist, Ms. Jazmin Grace Grimaldi

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, classically trained opera singer and eldest daughter of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, will kick-off entertainment with a debut performance of her pop single, ‘Fearless’.”

— Gianna Armani

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, The 8th Annual Better World Awards, Roc4Humanity, will benefit Wells of Life. The black-tie awards show recognizes outstanding humanitarians who are rock stars in the fields of theatre, music, sports, and business for making the world a better place. Acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the greatest living guitarists, eight-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Jose Feliciano will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 'Light My Fire'.

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, classically trained opera singer and eldest daughter of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, is set to kick-off the entertainment with a debut performance of her soon-to-be-released pop single, ‘Fearless’. Grammy and Emmy nominee, Clayton Bryant, will perform a tribute medley to humanitarian artists who have made the world a “better place.” Gianna Armani holds the Committee chair.

The 2018 Honorees are Harry Benson CBE – Humanitarian Arts Award; (Mrs. Wyclef) Claudinette Jean – Humanitarian Helping Hand Award; Jean Shafiroff – Humanitarian Philanthropist Award and Fred Schneider – Humanitarian Musician Award. Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy of Human Rights Foundation, will present Harry Benson CBE. CBS Radio and CNN anchor, Rita Cosby, alongside CEO of SohoMuse, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, will co-host the event. A Sports Hero Humanitarian will be announced Nov. 14, 2018.

Global humanitarians will be acknowledged by the Wells of Life charity foundation for their worldwide peacemaking efforts at the annual fundraising event. Wells of life provides clean drinking water in rural areas in Uganda, where clean, sanitary water is scarce. The Founder of Wells of Life, Nick Jordan, along with the President, Pete Callahan are recognized for their philanthropic efforts to save lives in Africa, one well at a time.

Gina DeFranco, CEO of International Luxury Media is the Executive Producer and eight-time creator of The Better World Awards: Roc4Humanity!

Endorsed by The Love Over All and Bob Marley Family Foundations, the gala begins with red carpet arrivals at 6:30 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception, four-course dinner, awards show and auction, concert, live DJ, open bar and dancing until midnight.

Past honorees and presenters include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Julian Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Boris Becker, Flavio Briatore, Mr. Elie Saab, Mrs. Roberto Cavalli, Troy Bayliss, Ky-Mani Marley, Denise Rich, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Pamela Anderson, Kweku Mandela, Olivia Gaynor-Long, Kweku Mandela, Kelly Wright, Eva Longoria Baston, Jenson Button, Eddie Jordan, Mark C. Thomas, Jeanine Mabunda, and Johan Christer Novsjo.

Tickets are available online and the gala is open to the public. For ticket sales online, please visit The 8th Annual Better World Awards Event 2018. To purchase tickets, please contact Mike Olsen at (949) 467-4097 or email Mike@wellsoflife.com. Individual tickets prices range from $500.00 to $4,000 (for front row). All tables seat ten.
All proceeds will go towards Wells of Life, a charitable organization providing clean water to rural communities in Uganda, Africca.

For press inquiries regarding The 8th Annual Better World Awards, please contact Gina DeFranco at (917) 855-5705, or Caitlin Robinson at (480) 329-4646, or email: caitlin.ilminc@gmail.com.

Directions: The Loeb Boathouse is in Central Park at Park Drive North, E 72nd St in New York City, NY. (Please enter Central Park only at East 72nd Street and Fifth Ave.) A private Boathouse van will pick up guests to and from the Boathouse on Fifth Ave and East 72nd on the NW corner.

About Wells Of Life
Wells of Life is a Christian non-profit organization that provides access to clean, sustainable drinking water for the rural communities of Uganda. Our focus stems from the desire to improve their quality of life, one well at a time. We’re committed to using all our available resources to help people access this basic human need. Every well provides an opportunity to share the gospel in word and in action. Our vision is a world where access to clean water is no longer an obstacle to living a healthy and productive life.

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Barbara J Kimler
1962
+1 949-521-4962
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VictimsSpeakDB.org Data Infers Suicide Rates Among Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse Exceed 50 Times the General Population

Sinner Seeking Absolution from Clergy Sex Offender

Clergy Confessing His Sins in Vatican

Confession at the Vatican

Out of a possible 100,000 victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse in U.S., more than 725 will never be heard from again. These are suicides, not drug overdoses.

Victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse have a 50 times higher incidence of suicide than the general population. The bishops who covered up for clergy sex offenders seemed oblivious or indifferent.”

— G.R. Pafumi

SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Since 1950, the number of victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse in the United States is estimated to be approximately 100,000. VictimsSpeakDB.org has identified over 6,600 of those victims. These victims have provided sufficient detail to be included in the SACADDAS (Survivor Accounts of Catholic Clergy Abuse, Denial, Accountability and Silence) database. Of those 6,600 victims, 48 have successfully committed suicide, most likely because of their abuse. Compared to the general population, the rate of suicide among Catholic clergy abuse victims is 50 times higher. Here is the data.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), 21 males and 6 females successfully commit suicide per 100,000 of population. Collectively, 13 people kill themselves per 100,000 of U.S. population. The CDC data is for the year 2016 and is age-adjusted to account for changes in the distribution of the population by age. This adjustment makes the data compatible with prior years when the age of the population was distributed differently. The CDC also identified victims who committed suicide at the age of 10 or older between 2014 and 2016. According to the CDC in this survey, 25 males and 7 females successfully commit suicide per 100,000 of population. Collectively, 15 people kill themselves per 100,000 of U.S. population.

Out of 6,600 victims included in the SACCADAS database, 44 male and 4 females purposely ended their lives. Extrapolating to 100,000 possible abuse victims in the United States suggests that more than 830 males and 300 females have already committed suicide or will commit suicide at some point in the future. Together this works out to 725 victims per 100,000 of population. Compared to CDC age-adjusted data for 2016, male clergy abuse victims are 39 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population, female clergy abuse victims 51 times more likely. Overall, all clergy victims are 54 times more likely. Compared to CDC data for 2014-2016 (of victims 10 years old or older), male clergy abuse victims are 34 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population, female clergy abuse victims 44 times more likely. Overall, all clergy abuse victims are 47 times more likely.

The comparison made by VictimsSpeakDB.org should be considered a rough estimate. It may be comparing apples and oranges. Recognize that most individuals in the United States are not victims of abuse or depression. It is to be expected that suicide rates would be low. Victims of Catholic clergy abuse, or abuse of any kind for that matter, would likely be more prone to use suicide as a way to escape their pain. In any event, the data strongly suggests that priests and other clergy who abuse victims, usually kids, place the victims at a substantially higher risk of suicide at some point. The period when suicides take place is widely distributed by year and age.

The 48 victims of suicide included in the SCCCADAS database resided in four countries. As previously noted, there were 44 male and 4 female suicides. The youngest suicides were 12 years old; three suicides. There was one suicide each for the ages 13, 14 and 15 years old. The oldest suicide was 63 years old. There was also one suicide for the age 56 and two for age 50. The earliest known suicide among victims included in the SACCADAS database occurred in 1971. The last suicide occurred in 2017. There were two suicides in 2017, one in 2016, and one in 2015. With all of the resources available to victims today to get them into therapy, it is most disconcerting that some victims still view suicide as the only option to end their pain.

The bishops who covered up for clergy sex offenders seemed oblivious or indifferent to the pain. Victims need therapy, not legal fights. The Church needs to stop fighting the victims and take ownership of the problems it created not only by the abuse, but also by the cover-up of that abuse. Denying victims therapy and/or restitution may lead to an early death, i.e. suicide. With an age range when victims committed suicide from as low as 12 to as old as 63, it is never too early or too late to get victims into therapy.

Most recently, the Archdiocese of Agana (Guam) announced it was filing for bankruptcy. It said it would not follow the Milwaukee approach. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee challenged the validity of each of the more than 570 claims on legal grounds. The Milwaukee bankruptcy took four years to complete. The victims got $15 million, their lawyers, $7 million. The Church spent $23 million on the litigation. That $15 million works out to about $26,000 per victim. A victim can’t buy a whole lot of therapy for $26,000. The Church in Milwaukee was dealing in bad faith with the victims. The $23 million it spent on litigation to defend itself makes my point. Had it just settled the matter, the victims could have gotten twice as much cash.

The Roman Catholic Church can no longer assert its moral authority. It has become an institution controlled by men who are intrinsically immoral. What happened in Milwaukee was immoral. The Church in Guam is using the bankruptcy process to circumvent a recent Guam law which eliminated the statute of limitations in civil cases. This is immoral, although perfectly legal. This is a Church acting in bad faith with victims. Perhaps it ought to consider the victims who killed themselves. How many more need to die before the Church acts responsibly? Cardinal Timothy Dolan spent $177 million on a facelift for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. He spent less than $60 million on his archdiocese’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. The 278 victims got a mere $215,000 each (before legal fees). This is a paltry sum for a lifetime of pain and certainly insufficient to a grieving parent who has had to bury a child after a suicide. Is the Church about monuments or people? Its historic record is not encouraging.

G.R. Pafumi
VictimsSpeakDB.org
+1 845-538-1892
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