Report from TOU’s UN Main Rep, Grove Harris – May, 2015

Coalition is the only way to go. I’m so relieved to work with so many others, where my contributions count and add up to something much larger.

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621 Organizations sign on to support Human Right to Water & Sanitation

On May 7th, 621 organizations collectively representing billions of people globally issued a joint letter to United Nations Member States urging them to include the fundamental right to water and sanitation in the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Nepal Buddhist nuns rebuilding after quake

Women are key drivers of change! Read in the Washington Post how Kathmandu’s ‘kung fu nuns’ sprang into action after the deadly earthquake in Nepal.

“The nuns began learning kung fu from a Vietnamese teacher in defiance of accepted gender codes in the Buddhist monastic system. But over time, they have harnessed the ancient Chinese martial art for meditation, community work, edgy campaigns against toxic waste, and for women’s empowerment and walkathons against the prevalence of plastic products in everyday life.”

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