During the Second World War, tens or even hundreds of thousands of women in Asia were made as sex slaves by the Japanese soldiers. Not many people knew about this until in the early 1990s when, one by one, these so-called comfort women gradually came out in the open to reveal their tragic stories.
Specifically, it was the women’s movement in South Korean that first raised the issue of forced recruitment of Korean women back in 1990. The movement’s sole purpose is to obtain recognition and compensation for surviving comfort women. A year after in 1991, a former Korean comfort woman testified in public and revealed her suffering during the war.
By 1992, women leaders in Korea and Japan including surviving comfort women and legal experts have called on international organizations to include the United Nations to investigate the matter and conduct hearings.
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Categories: News, Women | Tags: comfort women, Japanese government, Korean comfort women, World War II
Giving to charity is an admirable act and one that should be taught even to small children. Some kids exposed to charitable giving at an early age find it worthwhile to donate part of the monetary gifts they receive when they reach the age of 16 or 18. Some adults, however, start out in this endeavor at a later age.
There’s no age limit to the act of giving to charities and regardless of when you start donating, what matters is you are sincere in what you do. It’s a different kind of personal fulfillment if one is able to share his or her blessings, particularly hard-earned money.
But the question is, “Do you need to ask for an official receipt every time you donate money to a non-profit charitable organization?”
Ideally, a charity should issue receipts to donors. It is a legal obligation of a non-profit group to do so. Also, people who have donated money will need official receipts in order to make a claim on their annual income tax returns. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Charities, Fundraising | Tags: charitable-organizations, Charities, issuing receipts, receipts for donations, registered charities
A growing number of people are now becoming more aware of their responsibility towards charitable giving. Developing this attitude is a good example especially to children and young adults.
There are a variety of ways a group or startup can raise money for charitable giving. One sure way is to organize a fashion event. But what particular types of events would it be? We share some of the most popular you can choose from.
Fashion designers often come together to do auctions that can help non-profit organizations such as charities. Luxury items that command a price are normally put up for auction. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Charities, Events, Ideas | Tags: designer auctions, fashion events, fashion shows, fashionable fundraiser, fundraising events
Real estate companies are often among the most active community leaders when it comes to philanthropic and charitable giving. Various nonprofits and organizations will organize or attend events that help to raise awareness and funding for important charitable work.
But real estate companies in particular are known for hosting, sponsoring, and attending galas and other philanthropic events. They also appear prominently among the firms that write checks to the companies they’re supporting. Read the rest of this entry »
There seems to be a blog for everything: food, wrecked cakes, living abroad, and TV shows. However, blogging can also be used for good deeds, such as helping children’s charities get some well-earned funds.
If you’re a blogger looking to do good, this might just be the ticket you need for some great karma points. Even if you’re not a blogger, platforms like WordPress make putting together a professional blog easy. Just follow blogging best practices such as engaging readers, link exchanges, and committing to blogging at least three times per week.
Here are seven ways you can make a difference. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Charities | Tags: blogging for charity