The balmy air and red fallen leaves tell us that autumn is upon us. And with the kids’ treat or trick shouts in the doorsteps come Halloween and the many ways we observe this spooky yet well-loved festive event. Trick-or-treating is a customary practice for children on Halloween in many countries. Children in costumes travel from house to house in order to ask for treats such as candy, or, in some cultures, money, with the phrase "Trick or treat!"
If you choose to participate in Halloween festivities, please be thoughtful and respectful of others when celebrating. In particular, please keep in mind that certain Halloween costumes maybe inappropriate for others. Although it may not be the intent, these costumes, may be offensive or hurtful to others. Please do take care and take time in selecting your Halloween costumes. And, as always, keep in mind the potential for social media posts to have a long-term impact on your reputation.
Halloween is just one occasion where we all promote good amount of cheers and joys in preparation to upcoming family Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. As the President and Founder of We Care for Humanity, and at the same time a children’s rights advocate, let me enjoin everyone to celebrate this annual tradition which ushers to good tidings and hope not only for children but for the rest of humanity.
Treat or treat, everyone!
---Princess Dato’Seri Maria Amor Torres DK1, DD
On the occasion of the 70th foundation year of the United Nations, let me join the people of all nations to recognize how much this invaluable Organization contributes to world peace and poverty eradication which remain to be the common core of most humanitarian organizations including We Care for Humanity. This gives us an opportunity to celebrate peace over war and to recognize human triumphs over conflicts and adversities. It is also a perfect time to reflect on what more we can do to realize our collective vision for a better world and peace for all nations.
As the world’s challenges and concerns continue to rise each day, as enshrined in the UN Charter, we are comforted that there is the United Nations founded by our principled and visionary forefathers to maintain international peace and security, and to that end, to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace.
In addition, United Nations exists to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace, to achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.
As the President and Founder of We Care for Humanity, let me take this opportunity to wish the United Nations for continuously showing us what collective actions and unity can do. When we are united, we can do even more. In a world that is more connected, we must be more united. On the 70th founding anniversary of the United Nations today, let us pledge to live up to our founding ideals and work together for peace, development and human rights.
Finally, let me congratulate Secretary General Banki Moon for leading the entire organization and the men and women who courageously comprise the United Nations as an ever relevant and the highest world humanitarian organization that it is today. Happy 70th Birthday United Nations!
Princess Dato’Seri Maria Amor Torres DK1, DD
As October 20th of every year marks the World Osteoporosis Day, it is an opportunity for all men and women leaders around the world to reinvigorate and renew our commitment to increasing public awareness about the importance of early detection of osteoporosis and to honor both survivors and those who have dedicated their lives to preventing this bone disease.
Today, more than 28 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis, and more than 10 million already have been diagnosed with this bone-degenerating disease. Women make up an astounding 80 percent of those who are affected by osteoporosis. Though most people associate osteoporosis with older people, the disease strikes young and old alike. But osteoporosis does become much more common as you age -- affecting one in two women over age 50.
This day of World Osteoporosis Day is an important opportunity to focus attention on bone health not only for women but for everyone. We all know a healthy diet is central to general well-being, but when it comes to our bones we have to consider calcium, vitamin D and protein, as well as including exercise.
As the President and Founder of We Care for Humanity, and at the same time a fitness, wellness and healthy living advocate, let me enjoin everyone to remind our world leaders for new directions that renew our commitment to fighting osteoporosis by increasing funding levels for research and for osteoporosis and bone strengthening programs. We must also continue to educate and inform everyone about the importance of knowing that after one hits the age of 30, the bone mass begins to decline. Trabecular bone is typically the first to lose critical density, and as one gets older, cortical bone mass also declines, but at a slower pace.
As we commemorate the World Osteoporosis Day today, I join everyone in remembering our family members and friends who have lost their lives to Osteoporosis disease and salute the more than millions of osteoporosis survivors around the world, and the efforts of survivors, volunteers, and professionals who work to combat this disease each day. Have a stronger bone everyone!
Princess Dato’Seri Maria Amor Torres DK1, DD
October 11 marks the International Day of the Girl, a day when we recognize the fundamental rights of girls, when people of all colors and creeds commit to investing in the future of girls, and to end the war and violence that girls around the world continue to face and experience.
This International Day of the Girl is an opportunity for Americans and all women leaders around the world to reinvigorate and renew our commitment to increasing public awareness about the importance of according every girl the respect and honor she deserves and governments across the globe must do more to ensure that dignity is preserved.
As the President and Founder of We Care for Humanity, and at the same time a woman cause-oriented person that I am, let me enjoin everyone to remind our world leaders for new directions that renew our commitment to ensure that girls are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. The investments we make in girls’ education, health, safety, and future will ensure to create a future that is peaceful, just and prosperous, not only for girls but for everyone.
As October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is an opportunity for Americans and all women leaders around the world to reinvigorate and renew our commitment to increasing public awareness about the importance of early detection and regular mammograms and to honor both survivors and those who have dedicated their lives to preventing breast cancer.
As the President and Founder of We Care for Humanity, and at the same time a women cause-oriented person that I am, let me enjoin everyone to remind our world leaders for new directions that renew our commitment to fighting breast cancer by increasing funding levels for research and for breast and cervical cancer screening programs. We must also continue to educate and inform women about regular self-examination, physician examination, and to ensure access to low-cost, effective mammograms.
As we commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I join everyone in remembering our family members and friends who have lost their lives to breast cancer and salute the more than millions of breast cancer survivors around the world, and the efforts of survivors, volunteers, and professionals who work to combat this disease each day.
--Princess Dato’Seri Maria Amor Torres DK1, DD
WCH, Founder & President
October 01, 2015 Los Angeles – Princess Maria Amor does it again! Fresh from her back to back travel last month to Tokyo, Japan to attend the G1 Summit 2015 and Seoul, South Korea for WARP Summit, and immediately proceeding to the State of Michigan, USA for a week of business meetings, Princess Maria scored yet another victory. This time, she is she set to travel today, October 1st to the Middle East to receive her “2015 Humanity Award” from the Women Advancement Forum organization. The awards ceremony is set on October 4 – 8, 2015 at the Novotel Hotel (WTC), Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Women Advancement Forum (WAF) Honorary Chairperson, Her Excellency, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun announced the awarding of WAF HUMANITY AWARD 2015 to Princess Maria Amor in recognition of Her Royal Highness’ outstanding contribution to “Women Emancipation, Advancement & Empowerment” globally. In their official statement, Mrs. Amosun said “Princess Maria Amor had been an outstanding agent of change, inspiration and motivation in gender advocacy. For Women Advancement Forum, this recognition is our motivational honor that our organization can bestow. Our warmest congratulations to the Princess.” She also added, “Global Humanitarianism is a powerful tool for improving lives around the globe, Princess Maria’s passion and influence to expand global humanitarianism is surely contributing to world peace thereby helping to increase living standards and combat poverty worldwide.”
Women Advancement Forum (WAF) is a platform that recognizes the necessity of women’s empowerment and advancement for the actualization and sustainability of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) referred to as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and brings together leaders from all over the world to discuss this important issue and create a strategic plan to reach this goal.
For her part, Princess Maria Amor said, “It is a great honor to be recognized by WAF, with this humanitarian award from Women Advancement Forum, I feel so empowered myself in continuously promoting the women’s empowerment and gender equality wherever I go.” She also added, “I thank the WAF organization for recognizing people and organization who advance women’s cause around the world. This will surely enhance women’s rights, empowerment and gender equality as well, my heartfelt gratitude.” Incidentally, We Care for Humanity President and Founder Princess Maria Amor will also serve as the main speaker for “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment” topic. The forum will be attended by various country leaders, multi-sector leaders and representatives particularly the women leaders from around the world.
Past recipients of the awards have included president and first ladies amongst them include: His Excellency, Sheikh Prof. Alh Dr Yahya Jammeh, President, The Republic of Gambia (Host Country, WAF-2014), Her Excellency Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh, First Lady - The Republic of Gambia/Host, WAF 2014, Her Excellency, Madame Marieme Faye Sall, First Lady - Republic of Senegal, Her Excellency, Mrs Hadidja Aboubacar I. Dhoinine, First Lady - Union of Comoros, Her Excellency, Rev. Denise Nkurunziza, First Lady, Republic of Burundi, and other highly recognized names in world humanitarianism.
We Care for Humanity is an internationally recognized organization espousing current global issues and concerns such as Human Rights, World Peace, Education, Health and Wellness, Eradication of Poverty, Green Environment and Empowerment.