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Wild Tussah Bags: On Trend To Be ‘It Bag’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The ‘It bag’ is back according to Vogue. The iconic, classic handbag has never gone out of style. From the Birkin handbag to Hermes bags, women have always lusted about beautiful bags. Yet, while designer bags are thriving, there are many cultures, arts and artisans in the world that are not and are slowly becoming extinct.

Peanut Butter Saves Starving Children

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the Western world, many of us have a jar of peanut butter stashed away, but who would have thought that peanut butter could actually save lives?! Peanut Butter for the Hungry is an initiative from the peanut industry in the U.S.

Black History Month: Verizon’s “Potential of Us” Campaign

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Black History Month celebrates the legacy of African-Americans whose contributions have helped build a better future. This is the time to reflect on the achievements, contributions, struggles and progress of African-Americans in the U.S., an annual celebration that goes back to 1926.

Jared Leto Named WWF Global Ambassador to Focus on Wildlife Crime

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - This is a news story that probably didn’t make most of the global headlines, but is a story that has consequences for us all: Australia has lost one in ten of its native mammals species over the last 200 years. No other country has had such a high rate and number of mammal extinctions over this period. This number reported for Australia is substantially higher than previous estimates.

Points of Light Honors “Safe Hands for Girls” for Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a crime: it is child abuse. It devastates the lives of women and girls. February 6th marked the United Nation’s yearly campaign, ‘International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM,’ which raises awareness and educates people about the dangers of this issue.

New Women’s Centre Launched at London School of Economics By Angelina Jolie

Rape and sexual violence are used as tactics of war in conflicts across the world. Sadly, sexual violence is often used for political ends, as a means of ethnic cleansing and to terrorise local communities. It’s a devastating act that destroys lives, fuels further conflict, creates refugees, jeopardises ceasefires and undermines long-term prospects for reconciliation.

Boeing’s Flight Of Mercy With Ethiopian Airlines

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Ranking 99 out of 103 on the United Nations Development Programme, Human Poverty Index, Ethiopia is one of Africa’s poorest states, with 45 percent of its 77 million people living below the poverty line.

Cancer to Strike One in Two in U.K.: CRUK Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Chilling statistics were released last week by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), saying one in two people in Britain will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and that more effort must be made to prevent people getting the disease.

Malaria Still Kills One Child Every Minute: Kimberly-Clark Takes Action

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. The 2013 World Health Organisation Malaria Report estimates that nearly 630,000 people die of malaria annually.

Accelerating Women Leadership In Companies

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Economist has named a female editor for the first time in its 172-year history: Zanny Minton Beddoes takes over as the 17th editor of the venerable weekly title.

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