Celebrate International Day of Peace – and support girl empowerment!

By Fergal McCarthy, Peace Programs Manager  To mark International Day of Peace on 21 September, we are focusing on girl empowerment one of RI President Shekhar Mehta’s presidential initiatives.   Equality is a fundamental human right, and a key element of many of the eight pillars of positive peace.  It’s a prerequisite for the creation of a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.  Yet still today, girls and young women across the globe continue to endure inequities in all parts of … More Celebrate International Day of Peace – and support girl empowerment!

BEL Rotary Action Group engages Rotarians and Rotaractors in community literacy

Basic Education and Literacy Month takes on even greater importance for Rotarians and Rotaractors this year, as we come to see the profound impact of the pandemic on education and literacy. The Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group is offering three excellent opportunities to assist clubs and districts in their outreach to support literacy in their communities. … More BEL Rotary Action Group engages Rotarians and Rotaractors in community literacy

Webinars and support for WASH projects

By Brian Hall, Chair of Operations, WASH Rotary Action Group During World Water Week, 23-27 August, allow me to share some staggering facts regarding water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries: 50% of the healthcare facilities lack access to piped water 33% lack improved sanitation 39% lack soap for … More Webinars and support for WASH projects

Rotary-Peace Corps Week 20-26 September

By Kim Dixon, President of Partnering for Peace, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and member of Raleigh Midtown Rotary Club 20-26 September 2021 Partnering for Peace (PFP), with support of Rotary International and the U.S. Peace Corps, will host a collaborative week-long virtual celebration to highlight an evolving and ongoing partnership between the two organizations. Please … More Rotary-Peace Corps Week 20-26 September

Rotary Community Corps provides crucial resources to underserved Texas community

By Jennifer Shertzer, member of the Plano West Rotary Club  As rallies for racial justice happened throughout the U.S. in the summer of 2020, members of Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) located in Plano, Texas felt compelled to find a COVID-safe way to help create equity for the Black community, as well as involve more community members in Rotary’s … More Rotary Community Corps provides crucial resources to underserved Texas community

New resources for WASH projects

By Rotary-USAID partnership team  World Water Week, the leading annual global event addressing the planet’s major water challenges, will take place virtually 23-27 August with the theme Building Resilience Faster. For Rotary members passionate about water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), this is a great opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the world’s leading thinkers, innovators and decision-makers about the present challenges … More New resources for WASH projects

Use your passion to make an impact at the Inka Project Fair

By Jessica Liñán, District 4455 grants subcommittee chair and member of the TRF Cadre of Technical Advisers Thinking to connect our communities, encourage friendship, and foster international partnerships, we decided to continue with our virtual Project Fair this year. I remember February 2020 when we decided to host our first Project Fair in Peru and … More Use your passion to make an impact at the Inka Project Fair

Upcoming webinars to address gender equity in WASH

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Rotary Action Group is hosting three upcoming webinars on WASH in Healthcare Facilities to help you plan and implement effective and sustainable WASH projects. 5 & 6 August: Women Empowerment & Gender Issues in Healthcare Facilities This webinar is co-presented by the WASH … More Upcoming webinars to address gender equity in WASH