TGTE Calls on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Support Tamil Referendum and ICC Referral in Congratulatory Letter

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, January 16, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), an international Eelam Tamil diaspora entity advocating for a Tamil referendum and accountability for atrocity crimes committed against Tamils by Sri Lanka during the armed conflict, submitted a letter to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on January 8th, 2020 congratulating him on his election victory and urging the Prime Minister, whose election campaign tagline was “Get Brexit Done,” to extend his “support for political solutions based on the will of the people” to the Tamil national struggle.

The TGTE letter specifically calls on the Prime Minister to strongly consider supporting referring the Sri Lanka situation to the U.N. Security Council for ICC referral and an international Tamil referendum for a political change.

“An independent state is the only way that our people can live in peace and with security and dignity. The international community would also benefit from a developed, prosperous and empowered Tamil population inhabiting significant island coastline who could play a counterbalancing role to Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean and promote regional safety and security,” TGTE Prime Minister Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran said in the letter.

Referencing the 2016 Brexit vote and the shared value of a people determining their own destiny, “We hope you agree that the democratic and peaceful assertion of one’s political will via referendum is a universal right and, as an advocate of the will of the people, will support us in our initiative,” Prime Minister Rudrakumaran added.

The letter also calls attention to the U.K.’s historic ties to Sri Lanka as the final colonial power that amalgamated the separate Tamil and Sinhalese kingdoms and the U.K.’s awareness at the time of independence, as made clear by the U.K.’s inclusion of a section 29 in the Soulbury constitution it drafted prohibiting legislation that discriminates on the basis of race and religion of the potential tyranny of the Sinhalese ethnic majority, which ultimately came to fruition. The U.K., then, should be invested in seeking remedial action.

The letter also notes the U.K.’s contemporary ties to Sri Lanka via three failed U.N. Human Rights Council resolutions on transitional justice in Sri Lanka and the U.K. Parliament’s recognition of the Tamil Genocide in 2019 in making the case for the Prime Minister’s support for a U.N. Security Council referral of Sri Lanka to the ICC and an international Tamil referendum.

“The U.K., as the head of the U.N. Core Group on Sri Lanka, has a special role to play to ensure that not only is justice delivered to the Tamil people, but also that the integrity of vital international institutions, including the UNHRC, is respected,” Prime Minister Rudrakumaran said in the letter.

The letter concludes by soliciting Prime Minister Johnson to “take a fresh look at the Tamil national struggle and assist the Tamils in obtaining the long overdue remedial justice promised.”

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratic political entity based on the principles of nationhood, homeland and self-determination. The TGTE Constitution enshrines democratic principles and the rule of law, and mandates that the TGTE realize its political objectives through peaceful means. TGTE was formed after the Tamil Genocide by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in the final months of the Sri Lankan armed conflict in 2009.

TGTE seeks that the international community hold the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide against the Tamil people to account. TGTE also advocates the Tamil people be freed from the racist and hostile Sri Lankan military and political environment in which they live and be allowed to decide their political future through a referendum.

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Iran: People of Sanandaj stage demonstration, chanting; “Death to the oppressor, be it the Shah or the Leader.”

People of Sanandaj stage demonstration, chanting, "Khamenei is a murderer"

People of Sanandaj stage demonstration, chanting, “Khamenei is a murderer”

The protestors chanted, “Khamenei is a murderer", "Death to the oppressors, be it the Shah or the Leader”

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PARIS, FRANCE, January 16, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Iran: People of Sanandaj stage demonstration, chanting, “Khamenei is a murderer,” “Death to the oppressor, be it the Shah or the Leader.”

Earlier today, Thursday, January 16, 2020, a large group of people in Sanandaj, western Iran, took part in the burial of one of the innocent passengers of the Ukrainian airliner shot down by two IRGC missiles. They chanted anti-regime slogans despite the extensive presence of suppressive and security forces,

The protesters were chanting, “Death to the dictator,” “Khamenei is a murderer, his rule in null and void,” “Khamenei hear us, we are the people, not thugs,” “Death to the oppressors, be it the Shah or the Leader,” “I will kill whoever killed my brother,” “Death to Rouhani,” “We did not give martyrs to compromise and praise the murderous leader,” “They killed our best, put mullahs in their place.” Addressing the regime’s suppressive forces, the crowd chanted, “Death to terrorists,” “Bassijis, IRGC, you are the DAESH (ISIS).”

Yesterday afternoon, students staged a protest at the University of Sanandaj, chanting, “Death to the dictator,” “IRGC shame on you, leave the country alone.” In slogans directed against Bassij mercenaries brought to the scene to suppress the students, they chanted, “Cannons, tanks, firecrackers, Bassijis must get lost.”

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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Forms New Journalism and Media Ethics Council

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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics forms new Journalism and Media Ethics Council to focus on misinformation and disinformation

Journalism and media ethics issues are at the forefront of public discourse right now, both nationally and internationally.”

— Don Heider, executive director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics today announces the formation of the Journalism and Media Ethics Council. The group brings together influential minds in American journalism and media to address pressing issues related to disinformation, misinformation, and the role journalism should play in polarized societies.

The Council consists of journalists, media executives, public relations specialists, media educators, and news supporters, including:
• Ashley Alvarado, director, Community Engagement, Southern California Public Radio
• James Bettinger, director emeritus, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University
• Leslie Corty Kesselring, founder and president, Kesselring Communications
• Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity, Loyola University Chicago
• Holly Kernan, chief content officer, KQED
• Martha Mendoza, investigative reporter, Associated Press
• Samantha Moore, vice president, Communications and Brand Strategy, LeanData
• Laura Moorhead, assistant professor, Journalism, San Francisco State University
• Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies
• Ben Trefny, news director, KALW
“Journalism and media ethics issues are at the forefront of public discourse right now, both nationally and internationally,” said Don Heider, executive director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. “All too often, people are trying to figure out answers without opportunities to consult with each other, and we are pleased to offer a venue in which industry leaders can come together to share their experiences and insight into pressing ethical issues.”

The Council is run out of the Ethics Center’s Journalism and Media Ethics program, led by Subramaniam Vincent and Anita Varma. The program's mission includes:
• Providing journalists with the crucial background and framework needed to conduct ethical journalism;
• Helping to give the public a voice in shaping and understanding journalism;
• Using ethical principles to frame the design and delivery of news, social media, and search products.
The program is designed around four principles: inclusion, human dignity, focus on the whole person, and public service. Its projects fall into three categories: ethical resources and training for digital storytellers, reflective design practices for tech product teams, and media literacy for audiences and participants in digital media. Overall, the program works to provide frameworks to help professional storytellers and individual participants in the digital media ecosystem identify, assess, and debate the ethical questions that arise regularly.

About the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Founded in 1986 with a seed grant and initial endowment from Linda and A.C. “Mike” Markkula Jr., the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics brings the traditions of ethical thinking to bear on real world problems. Beyond a full range of programs for the Santa Clara University community, the Center also serves professionals in fields from business to health care, from government to the social sector, providing innovative approaches to problems from fake news to privacy protection. Through its website and international collaborations, the Center brings ethical decision-making resources to the wider world. For more information, see https://www.scu.edu/ethics.

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Shãn Sutherland, Wealth Advisor at Simple Impact LLC, Discusses Gender Lens Investing

Shan M. Sutherland, Financial Advisor Calabasas, CA  Commonwealth

Shannon M. Sutherland, Financial Advisor Simple Impact LLC

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Shãn Sutherland’s company, Simple Impact LLC, offers ESG / SRI options for investing in women

(NYSE:SHE; WIL; WOMN; PXWEX; FWOMX; HERS.TO; GWILX)

It is my humble opinion that gender equanimity in our financial structure is a cornerstone to continued trickle down economic growth.”

— Shannon M Sutherland

CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “It is my humble opinion that gender equanimity in our financial structure is a cornerstone to continued trickle-down economic growth” says Sutherland, “I vigilantly watch to identify strategies that share this investment premise.”

Let's recap ESG = Environmental Social Governance and SRI= Social Responsible Investing.

This article describes a governance theme that focuses on women who lead companies. Every day I receive invitations for events across the country with notable women as keynote speakers and panelists. “It’s been wonderful to witness event halls filled to standing room only”, says Sutherland, “ I’m surrounded by other inspired female executives and entrepreneurs wanting to know how they did it, what their challenges were, and how those lessons can be applied to their own path.”

Here is a short, non-exhaustive list of investments that are easily accessible to US investors, to choose corporations who embrace women in boardroom diversity, leadership, and community stakeholders:

Symbol: SHE SPDR® SSGA is a gender diversity index EFT. It holds 178 stocks. It seeks to provide exposure to US companies that demonstrate greater gender diversity within senior leadership than other firms in their sector. Remember the fearless girl statue, where-by a young girl boldly stands off in front of the famous Wall Street bull statue? That was sponsored by State Street. As ofQ3 2019 it had $148 AUM. Its negative fund flows may indicate the increasing investment options available in the Gender Lens Investing space. As an index, the gross expense ratio is 0.20%

Symbol: WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN. ETN or exchange-traded notes, are issued from Barclays bank from time to time. The return of these ETN's is linked to the performance of the Barclays women in leadership total return index. The index is designed to provide investors with exposure to US based companies that satisfy one or both of the gender diversity criteria of having a female chief executive officer or having at least 25% females on the board of the directors, and satisfy certain market capitalization criteria. WIL has a set maturity date of July 15th, 2024. On this day investors will receive a cash payment in US dollars equal to the closing indicative value of the final valuation. Investor fees available on the prospectus.

Symbol: WOMN Tracks the Morningstar women's empowerment index which is designed to provide exposure to companies worldwide with strong policies and practices in support of women's empowerment and gender equality. WOMN donates all net advisory profits from management fees to the YWCA providing an additional funding source to help them eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. It is offered by Impact Shares. Net Assets of $6,586,158. Number of holdings 220. As of Nov 11th 2019.

Symbol: PXWEX Pax Ellevate Global Women's Leadership Index. Pax Ellevate Management LLC, investment adviser to the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund, is a subsidiary of Impax Asset Management and was founded in 2014 on the principle that gender diversity plays a critical role in business success over time, and that investors can benefit from investing in companies that advance women values. Their index has 400+ companies that are screened for representation of women on board, representation of women in executive management, female CEO, and female CFO. As of July 2019, it has more than $350 million in assets under management.

Symbol: FWOMX Fidelity women leadership fund is late to the platform starting in May 2019. Consistent with other Fidelity funds there is no transaction fee, however the gross expense ratio is 1.12%. The portfolio already holds over $19 million in assets in just a few months. Fidelity prioritizes companies that include a woman as a member of the senior management team, a company governed by a board for which women represent at least 1/3 of all directors, and in the advisers opinion, have adopted policies designed to attract, retain and promote women. The fund invests in US and international issuers.

Symbol: HERS.TO Solactive Equileap North American Gender Equality Index Trades on the Canadian exchange. This index provides exposure to companies domiciled in Canada or the United States that have demonstrated a commitment to gender diversity as part of their corporate responsibility strategy. The equal leap criteria include non-executive board gender balance, executive gender balance, senior management gender balance, workforce gender balance, promotion and career opportunities for each gender in total employees.

Symbol: GWILX Women in leadership US equity portfolio began December of 2015. It has a gross expense ratio of 1.11%. This fund criteria is inclusion of women in significant roles but not limited to chairwoman female board members, female chief executive officer, or women in management positions. AUM as of 9/30/2019 is $20.6 million.

“Although many well-known impact funds now hold out to public their gender screening process,” says Sutherland, “This list was chosen because Gender Equanimity is a primary stated goal AND firms may put pressure on corporate management using the power of their proxy votes held.” An honorable mention to both Blackrock and Vanguard for integration into their offerings.

“I wouldn't expect most educated people to know that adding diversity to the leadership of a corporation can have noticeable changes to the outcome of all stakeholders,” Sutherland concludes, “ Thankfully, diversity performance is becoming a more talked about topic and one that can most definitely be applied to investment strategy.”

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As a 20+ year financial veteran, Sutherland founded SI in 2014, to offer holistic planning services and investment model strategies that align with environmental social and governance values. Simple Impact LLC is located at 4500 Park Granada Calabasas, CA 91302. Phone (424)422-1001. 401K@simpleimpactllc.com Shãn Sutherland (CA Insurance Lic. #0D28620) is a Registered Representative and an Investment Adviser Representative with/and offers securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered by Simple Impact or CES Insurance Agency.
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Human Trafficking Panel Discussion seeks to Provide Answers to All Florida Communities

On Jan. 31, anti-human trafficking professionals, United for Human Rights Florida and the Church of Scientology of Orlando will come together for a panel discussion on the subject. Pictured here is Christopher King, one of the professionals, giving an edu

On Jan. 31, anti-human trafficking professionals, United for Human Rights Florida and the Church of Scientology of Orlando will come together for a panel discussion on the subject. Pictured here is Christopher King, one of the professionals, giving an edu

Anti-human trafficking professionals, United for Human Rights Florida and the Church of Scientology of Orlando will meet for a panel discussion on the subject.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of United for Human Rights (UHR) based in Clearwater will be participating in a free Human Trafficking Panel discussion in Orlando, hosted in the auditorium of the Church of Scientology of Orlando, on Jan. 31. UHR Florida Executive Director, Cristian Vargas, will act as one of the moderators.

Audience members will be given a chance to have their questions answered about the third largest illegal activity in the world from professionals who have experienced it themselves or know those affected by it fight it and, as a result, fight it on a day-to-day basis.

Professionals in the field of anti-human trafficking who will be speaking include International Vice-President and Co-Founder of Bikers Against Trafficking, Rainey Nave; UHR Florida President and Founder of The Gentlemen’s Course, Christopher King; Author and Founder of S.T.A.A.R. (Stop The Abuse And Rescue) Ministry, Niki Rowe Cross; and Open Doors Outreach Network Regional Advocate, Christy Gillis.

The Church of Scientology of Orlando is located at 6770 Lake Ellenor Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32809. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with food and refreshments and the panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m.

To RSVP get tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-panel-your-questions-professional-answers-tickets-88537910273?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

About United for Human Rights:

United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels. Its membership is comprised of individuals, educators and groups throughout the world who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all.

The Church of Scientology sponsors the printing of educational materials for UHR and its youth education program, Youth for Human Rights. Central to Scientology beliefs and tenets is a conviction that all people are endowed with the inalienable rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as ratified by the United Nations in 1948. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology religion, inspired the establishment of United for Human Rights with these words: “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.”

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United for Human Rights Florida educates dozens on Human Trafficking to honor National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

On Jan. 12, to raise awareness of human trafficking, United for Human Rights Florida held a screening in their center of an anti-human trafficking documentary. Pictured above is the Q&A period which was held to close the event.

On Jan. 12, to raise awareness of human trafficking, United for Human Rights Florida held a screening in their center of an anti-human trafficking documentary. Pictured above is the Q&A period which was held to close the event.

On Jan. 12, to raise awareness of human trafficking, United for Human Rights held a screening of an anti-human trafficking documentary.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Jan. 12, the Florida chapter of United for Human Rights (UHR), in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, held a free screening of the documentary "The Abolitionists." The film was shown in the UHR center in downtown Clearwater. Twenty-nine people were in attendance.

"The Abolitionists" is a documentary film about an operation by the nonprofit Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), founded by former U.S. Homeland Security Special Agent Tim Ballard, and details how OUR rescued 57 children from sex trafficking and arrested and incarcerated their 7 traffickers.

“Slavery has been around for thousands of years,” said Florida chapter UHR President and Founder of The Gentlemen’s Course, Christopher King. “It predates the birth of America. The only reason more people know it still exists today is because it is affecting the people we care about.”

A Q&A period by King followed the screening before closing the event. Guests shared their views on how to handle human trafficking situations in the state of Florida and King took the opportunity to further educate attendees on the scope of human trafficking by listing statistics:

• 2 million children, the majority of them girls, are sexually exploited in the multi billion-dollar commercial sex industry worldwide.
• 1 in 4 slavery victims are children.
• There are an estimated 40.3 million modern-day slaves according the International Labor Organization.

To learn more about what you can do to contribute to the anti-human trafficking movement or to participate in UHR Florida’s next event call 727-467-6960 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/humanrightsfl/.

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United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels. Its membership is comprised of individuals, educators and groups throughout the world who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all.

The Church of Scientology sponsors the printing of educational materials for UHR and its youth education program, Youth for Human Rights. Central to Scientology beliefs and tenets is a conviction that all people are endowed with the inalienable rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as ratified by the United Nations in 1948. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology religion, inspired the establishment of United for Human Rights with these words: “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.”

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ERA moves one step closer to enshrining gender equality into the US Constitution

ERA Congressional Hearing, May 2019 - sitting left to right, Jennifer Carroll Foy, Alyssa Milano, Kate Kelly; a group of women sit behind them; everyone is wearing white, many are smiling

ERA Congressional Hearing, May 2019 – Left to Right – Jennifer Carroll Foy, Alyssa Milano, Kate Kelly

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In a watershed moment, both chambers of the Virginia State Legislature have voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

We are living in an era of modern constitutional history. Equality for women in this country is long overdue, and the ERA is now one step closer to being integrated into the Constitution.”

— Kate Kelly, Equality Now

NEW YORK, USA, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Virginia is poised to become the 38th state to ratify the ERA, a pivotal number because 38 states are needed to pass the amendment in order to reach the three-quarters threshold required by Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution.

Nearly one hundred years in the making, this critical step brings the country one step closer to enshrining gender equality into the United States Constitution once and for all.

Kate Kelly, a noted legal expert on the ERA and human rights lawyer at women’s rights organization Equality Now, said: “This is a monumental change almost a century in the making. Countless women have fought to get full constitutional protection, since before women even won the right to vote. We are living in an era of modern constitutional history. Equality for women in this country is long overdue, and the ERA is now one step closer to being integrated into the Constitution.”

Drafted in 1923 by suffragist Alice Paul, the ERA states "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex," thereby enshrining gender equality into the United States Constitution.

Passed by Congress in 1972, the ERA then needed to be ratified by three-quarters of the states before it could be added to the US constitution. In 1982 it fell three states short of the requisite 38, and hopes that the ERA would be ratified nearly four decades after it was written, died out.

However, in 2017, led by Senator Pat Spearman, Nevada voted to ratify the amendment. Illinois quickly followed suit in 2018. The resurrection galvanized advocates to make one final push to meet the 38-state requirement. Today, Virginia became that state.

Although monumental, Virginia’s ratification is not the final obstacle to enshrining gender equality into the US Constitution. Once the process moves to the federal level, the original deadline imposed by Congress must be eliminated by Congress or by the courts. Whether the five states that attempted to rescind the ERA were actually able to do so must also be resolved in the courts.

Conservative activists who are vehemently opposed to the ERA have vowed to fight its passage by mounting legal challenges, and in December, the attorneys general of Louisiana, Alabama, and South Dakota filed a lawsuit in federal court to block ratification.

Last week, the Trump administration’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued an opinion that it was too late to renew the effort to push through the ERA since technically the deadline for ratification of the 1972 vote lapsed in 1982. In the January 8th memo, the OLC claimed that the ratification process would have to begin anew.

Kate Kelly explains: “An OLC opinion doesn't control the actions of Congress nor of the Supreme Court. The OLC is called the ‘President’s Law Firm.’ They issue legal guidance for the Executive Branch. So, the OLChis decision is not binding on the final outcome and is not the last word. A ruling in federal court that the ERA will stand and is still valid would trump this OLC opinion. This is a political question, and will be resolved by Congress and in the courts.”

Notes to editors:

Human rights attorney Kate Kelly presents the ERA focused podcast Ordinary Equality, which charts the journey of the amendment from when it was first passed, later failed and then resurrected, and now has the potential to change US history once and for all. Ordinary Equality explores the untold stories of the revolutionaries, the activists, the dissenters, and so much more, all set against a comprehensive framework of US legal, political and cultural context over the last century.

About: Equality Now is an international human rights organization that works to address and eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls by combining grassroots activism with international, regional and national legal advocacy. Its global network of lawyers, activists, and supporters achieve legal and systemic change by holding governments responsible for enacting and enforcing laws and policies that end legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence and harassment, and harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation.

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PRELIMINARY SURVEY RESULTS SHOW NONPROFITS PRIORITIZING CULTURE & ENGAGEMENT IN 2020

New Nonprofit Survey Data Reveals Current Talent Management Practices

These preliminary results tell us that nonprofits are taking proactive steps in this key area of talent management… All-around, this is a promising development.”

— Lisa Brown Alexander, Nonprofit HR President and CEO

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES , January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — 85% of Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities survey respondents indicate that their nonprofit is prioritizing culture and engagement in 2020. Respondents, including nonprofits based in the United States and Canada, indicate their organizations are tackling multiple practices as it relates to culture and engagement. Leading priorities identified include assessing organizational culture; developing an employee retention/engagement strategy, programs and/or initiatives; and implementing an employee retention/engagement strategy, programs and/or initiatives. The survey, conducted annually, assesses what nonprofit organizations are focused on regarding their people. It also captures sector-wide challenges in attracting, developing and retaining staff, among other HR practices. Hundreds of organizations have contributed to this survey in the past.

“Studies continue to confirm the benefits of a healthy, engaged culture. These preliminary results tell us that nonprofits are taking proactive steps in this key area of talent management. Engaged employees are proven to continuously outperform those who are disengaged. All-around, this is a promising development.” said Lisa Brown Alexander, Nonprofit HR President and CEO

Results from the survey will be shared with the public February 2020. Press seeking interviews regarding survey data and findings may email Senior Director for Client Marketing and Strategic Communication, Atokatha Ashmond Brew at abrew@nonprofithr.com.

About Nonprofit HR

Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. Since 2000, our staff of credentialed experts have advanced the impact of some of the world’s most influential brands in the sector. We focus our efforts on project-based human resources consulting, HR outsourcing, talent acquisition, executive search, knowledge, and research, all with the objective of strengthening the people management capacity of the workforce.

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23% OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS INDICATE DISINTEREST IN WORKING FOR NONPROFITS

New Nonprofit Survey Data Reveals Job Applicants’ Outlook for Nonprofits

Gone are the days of talented professionals being willing to take a vow of poverty to work for a cause or a mission they are passionate about.”

— Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Almost half of the respondents for a recent Nonprofit HR survey said they will seek new or different employment in the next five years and of this group, 23% said that nonprofits would not be among the types of organizations they intend to pursue. Of those who indicated they would not work for a nonprofit, the top reason (49%) cited is that organizations do not pay enough. Another 19% indicated that nonprofits do not offer good long-term career opportunities and a final 12% said nonprofits are not well-run businesses.

“These statistics are alarming and should serve as a warning to social impact organizations of all types who have not adapted a talent attraction strategy to remain competitive. Gone are the days of talented professionals being willing to take a vow of poverty to work for a cause or a mission they are passionate about. The social sector, rich with diverse and rewarding career opportunities, has long faced the misperception of being low-paying with limited opportunities for professional growth.These results confirm how pervasive this misperception is across the nation and re-ignites urgency in refuting this myth.” said Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR.

Nonprofit HR partnered with a leading market research firm to administer the survey to over 1,000 respondents. The survey sample spanned the four regions of the United States, covering a broad respondent demographic.

As the third-largest employment sector in the country, social impact organizations remain a viable option for today’s jobseekers when their employer value propositions align with jobseekers’ preferences. Despite these findings, the results of this survey highlight specific opportunities for nonprofits and the sector to raise attractiveness and brand awareness to future jobseekers. Specifically, nonprofits can begin by assessing their total rewards program.

Anecdotally, social enterprises (for-profit firms focused for social causes) with higher brand visibility are now attracting talent that would historically have sought mission alignment with nonprofits. Still, nonprofits can connect with both current and future talent by communicating how they impact the communities that they serve, their unique benefits, and by emphasizing monetary and non-monetary rewards.

Results from the survey will be shared with the public in February 2020. Press seeking interviews regarding survey data and findings may email Senior Director for Client Marketing and Strategic Communication, Atokatha Ashmond Brew at abrew@nonprofithr.com.

About Nonprofit HR
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Expulsion of clerical regime’s diplomat-terrorists from Albania

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Other countries should follow Albania’s lead

With the Iranian people calling for the mullahs’ overthrow in the streets, it is important to adopt a decisive policy vis-à-vis the regime’s terrorism and shut down its embassies in other countries”

— Maryam Rajavi

PARIS, FRANCE, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), described the Albanian Government’s expulsion of two Iranian regime’s diplomats as a courageous and commendable step in combatting terrorism and ensuring the security of the people of Albania and Iranian refugees. She said other countries should follow Albania’s lead.

Mrs. Rajavi added that the Iranian regime’s representations are epicenters for espionage and terrorism. Most regime diplomats are either Intelligence Ministry agents or IRGC officers, or have received training on terrorism and espionage to serve that purpose. With the Iranian people calling for the mullahs’ overthrow in the streets, it is particularly important to adopt a decisive policy vis-à-vis the regime’s terrorism and shut down its embassies in other countries, she underscored.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 15, 2020

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Source: EIN Presswire