"Beyond the beliefs of any religion, there is the truth of the human spirit. Beyond the power of nations, there is the power of human heart. Beyond the ordinary mind, the power of wisdom, love, and healing energy is at work in the universe. When we can find peace within our hearts, we contact these universal powers. This is our only hope."
~ Ven. Tarthang Tulku
-- Reminder --
Today, June 12th is World Day Against Child Labor
From the site: http://www.ilo.org
"This year marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark ILO Convention No. 182, which addresses the need for action to tackle the worst forms of child labour. Whilst celebrating progress made during the past ten years, the World Day will highlight the continuing challenges, with a focus on exploitation of girls in child labour.
Around the world, an estimated 100 million girls are involved in child labour. Many of these girls undertake similar types of work as boys, but often also endure additional hardships and face extra risks. Moreover, girls are all too often exposed to some of the worst forms of child labour, often in hidden work situations..."
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