Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
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CHAMPION Project wins Break the Silence Award for campaign against gender-based violence in Tanzania
Salma Hayek Pinault presented the Avon Communications awards, and was joined by Avon Products, Inc. CEO Sheri McCoy, Liberian Ambassador Marjon V. Kamara, and Futures Without Violence President Esta Soler. ABC News Anchor Bianna Golodryga moderated the event. The CSW, which this year focuses on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, drew nearly 4,000 representatives from UN Member States, UN entities, and nongovernmental organizations from around the world for a two-week session.
EngenderHealth was one of five global organizations to receive the prestigious award, which recognizes outstanding communications campaigns that help change communities, policies, institutions, and behaviors to end violence against women. EngenderHealth received an Avon Foundation grant to fund the continuation of its CHAMPION Project.
This award is for EngenderHealth's CHAMPION campaign, which received communications support from FHI 360 and was funded by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The CHAMPION Project is part of a five-year effort to engage men in Tanzania by increasing their involvement in addressing the underlying gender issues and power imbalances in relationships. The program aims to turn men from bystanders to champions with its key message, "Violence is everyone's problem. Be a role model. Earn respect by standing up to violence."
"Men must be a part of the solution," said Pamela W. Barnes, President and CEO of EngenderHealth. "When men take a stand against violence in their communities, we see the positive impact it has on women's health and their families."
An international panel of judges selected EngenderHealth's CHAMPION Project from more than 425 submissions by 119 organizations from 46 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
For more information about EngenderHealth and its work around the world, follow us on Twitter at @engenderhealth or onFacebook.
About EngenderHealth EngenderHealth is a leading global women's health organization that is working to ensure that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. We train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities in more than 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.engenderhealth.org.