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Why Always Wants to Teach Girls and Boys About Puberty

Educating people about periods is the key to building confidence in young girls.
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Many people around the world miss out on school or work, and opt out of activities they enjoy, like sports or eating certain foods, every month — just because of their period. The reasons are endless — maybe they’ve been told they’re dirty because they have periods, they don’t have pads or tampons, or they don’t have access to clean water and toilets.

Catherine Hernandez-Blades and My Special Aflac Duck® Make their Yahoo! Finance Debut

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Aflac Chief ESG and Communications Officer Catherine Hernandez-Blades joined the Yahoo Finance team to discuss the My Special Aflac Duck® and how this companion comforts children battling cancer across the country. 

Watch the full video on the Yahoo! Finance Blog here.

100 New Young Leaders Join the Journey Towards Zero Hunger

The biennial Bayer Youth Ag Summit brings together 100 young food security activists to develop concrete projects to help feed a hungry planet / The 2019 Summit will take place from 4-6 November in Brasilia, Brazil / Bayer received over 2,800 applications
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MONHEIM, Germany, May 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer is excited to announce that it has selected the 100 participants, coming from 45 countries, for the fourth edition of the Youth Ag Summit. The 2019 Summit will take place in Brasilia, Brazil from November 4-6, in partnership with Nuffield Brazil.

The Road to Safety

As the world’s population grows and cities swell, traffic can become deadly. How can we make the world’s roads safer?
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Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundation

Gridlock. Congestion. The cacophony of honking horns. As many city dwellers know, the benefits of living in a metropolis come with the stress of heavy traffic. But it’s more than just a daily grind.

As migration from rural areas increases, crowded cities, especially low-income areas, face higher rates of road traffic injury and death. The statistics are staggering.

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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter challenges mental health stigmas
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At Symantec, employees are key players in the success and expansion of our Corporate Responsibility (CR) program. Employee activism, advocacy, and passion is what transforms our CR strategy into tangible results. We have a robust community relations program that is aligned to our business and we are committed to building a culture that enables employees to apply their time and talents to the issues they care most deeply about. Each quarter we celebrate outstanding volunteer efforts and provide a $1,000 grant to an organization chosen by our “Volunteer of the Quarter.” This quarter, meet Melissa Chouikrat-Marcinkowski, Sales Engineer Manager in Dublin, Ireland, and mental health champion.

 
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At Symantec, employees are key players in the success and expansion of our Corporate Responsibility (CR) program. Employee activism, advocacy, and passion is what transforms our CR strategy into tangible results. We have a robust community relations program that is aligned to our business and we are committed to building a culture that enables employees to apply their time and talents to the issues they care most deeply about. Each quarter we celebrate outstanding volunteer efforts and provide a $1,000 grant to an organization chosen by our “Volunteer of the Quarter.” This quarter, meet Melissa Chouikrat-Marcinkowski, Sales Engineer Manager in Dublin, Ireland, and mental health champion.

 

Fortifying Futures for Children in India

By Claudine Galloway
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In India, a country with more than 1.2 billion people, one in every three children is malnourished.

If you do the math, that’s 46 million kids exhibiting symptoms of malnourishment, such as anemia and stunted growth.

We’re working to reduce these numbers and help kids in India through our philanthropy at General Mills. And we know school meals are one of the most effective ways to ensure children have a healthy start to life.

Tetra Tech Recognizes Safety Month 2019, Safe By Choice

Renewing our commitment to being safe by choice
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Safety is at the forefront of Tetra Tech’s daily operations. Each June, in partnership with the National Safety Council, we recognize Safety Month by renewing our commitment to safety and reinforcing the importance of safety awareness among our employees around the world. At Tetra Tech, we are Safe by Choice* at work, home, and on the road.

VIDEO | Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, Staff Veterinarian for Smithfield Foods

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Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, staff veterinarian for Smithfield Foods. Dr. Battrell has spent over 20 years ensuring that Smithfield’s animals are safe, comfortable, and healthy. Her motto is: "Every pig. Every pen. Every day. Food, water, comfort, care."

BCtA Member GiftedMom Wins Oslo Business for Peace Award

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OSLO, Norway, June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ -  Dr. Agbor  Ashumanyi  Ako, one of the co-founders of  Business Call to Action member GiftedMom, a digital health platform based in Cameroon that gives pregnant women and mothers across Africa access to vital health information and care, has been awarded the Oslo Business for Peace Award 2019.

Sehat Kahani Nominated for 2019 Rolex Awards

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Dr. Sara Saeed, Co-Founder and CEO of Business Call to Action member Sehat Kahani, a Pakistan-based telemedicine service that connects home-based female doctors with people in rural and impoverished communities to provide essential, low-cost healthcare, has been nominated for the 2019 Rolex Awards. 

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