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The epitome of strength, resilience, bravery, and commitment, Queen Elizabeth II was all these and more. During her 70 years and 214 days on the throne, and as the longest reigning female monarch in history, she saw her share of challenges and adversity. Yet she always faced them with grace and dignity. During her 2008 Christmas Message, Queen Elizabeth made the statement, "When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future."
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While some people are intrigued by the aerodynamics of hummingbirds, for many people, this small bird with tiny wings is a symbol of hope. In North America, the hummingbird is seen as a sign of good luck and is often considered a bringer of joy. In some Native American cultures, the hummingbird is a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.

The resilience of survivors of human trafficking is also represented in the hummingbird. Hummingbirds are able to...[Continue Reading]
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“No, you can’t do that. As a woman, it is forbidden.”

Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Susan Anthony, Elizabeth Stanton, and Malala didn’t get the memo.

They decided that enough was enough. They would not settle for the status quo and take society’s imposed rules for granted. With every spark they ignited, they brought women one step closer to a future where they could dream, receive an education, make their own decisions, take control [...]

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When it comes to transforming our world, leaders from around the globe in 2015 identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The number one goal on that list is to reduce poverty. Extreme poverty is one of the most common vulnerabilities that leads to exploitation. The struggle to survive with basic human needs makes people do things they would otherwise not consider. When a woman has no food for her children, she will likely [...]
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