February 28, 2021
It's shocking to most people to hear that in the United States, child marriage is still an issue. When speaking on behalf of Global Hope 365 about ending child marriage, people assume that I am talking about a topic that impacts young girls on the other side of the globe.
December 20, 2020
“As we reflect on the year 2020 and the challenges we have faced running a nonprofit during a pandemic, hosting The Child Marriage Survivor and Advocacy Summits and subsequently passing resolutions in five cities are our greatest accomplishments,” said Rima Nashashibi, President and Founder of Global Hope 365.
August 5, 2020
Global Hope 365 and the California Coalition to End Child Marriage hosted part two of the two-part Virtual Child Marriage Summit on Aug 5, 2020. The 90 minute summit included a panel discussion focused on the current law in California regarding Child Marriage and strategies for advocacy followed by a 40-minute working session on advocacy actions.
July 22, 2020
Global Hope 365, the California Coalition to End Child Marriage, and the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the UCI School of Law hosted part one of the two-part Virtual Child Marriage Summit. The 2-hour summit engaged participants in a dynamic and meaningful way to learn from expert speakers as well as learn from Child Marriage Survivors by listening to their stories.
July 11, 2020
Global Hope 365, like many nonprofits, has taken our advocacy online during the global pandemic. Global Hope 365 has been hosting monthly virtual coffee meetups with guests who are experts in promoting gender equality through ending human trafficking and child marriage. Stacey Robbins is a Wellness Coach, Speaker, and Author.
May 22, 2020
Campaigners around the United States celebrated an exceptional victory this month as Pennsylvania and Minnesota ended Child Marriage on May 8th and May 12th respectively. Pennsylvania and Minnesota became the third and fourth states to end child marriage after Delaware and New Jersey in spring 2018.
April 10, 2020
Global Hope 365 and the California Coalition to End Child Marriage are excited to announce our digital letter-writing campaign. As you know, Global Hope 365 has been actively educating citizens, policymakers, and legislators on the dynamics and abuses of Child Marriage for a year and a half.
April 3, 2020
We would like to introduce you to our friend and advocate, Sara Tasneem. Sara has previously advocated on behalf of Child Marriage victims at the California state legislature and is featured in the documentary Knots: A Forced Marriage Story.
Global Hope 365 is active in the community and dedicated to the advancement of women’s and girl’s rights. We are organizing, fundraising, strategizing and advocating, and of course learning more each and every day on how to transform the landscape in Orange County, California, the US and around the world. Your donation is helpful, but your time is invaluable. You are invited to connect with us and join our efforts.
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February 17, 2020
Global Hope 365, with co-host United Nations AssociationOrange County, presented the first in a new series of speaker events on Friday, February 7, 2020, at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach.
February 11, 2020
Global Hope 365 will co-host a fundraiser with Lorena and José Moreno at their home in Anaheim on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In 2020, Global Hope 365 will focus on bringing Human Trafficking awareness training to Orange County schools including public, charter and private schools.
January 21, 2020
Super Bowl 54 will be held in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2, 2020. When the NFL chooses a city to host the Superbowl, they consider infrastructure and the weather. Human Trafficking prevention and rescue advocates look at some other factors.
January 11, 2020
Human Trafficking is estimated to be a $150 billion industry worldwide. That number includes $99 billion estimated for commercial sexual exploitation. Human Trafficking is expanding in the U.S. because there is “demand to purchase sex” and traffickers can make a large profit from exploiting girls and women.
November 27, 2019
The United Nations designated November 25th as A Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in the year 2000. Women's rights activists have acknowledged November 25th as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honor the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo.
October 30, 2019
There has been a small movement in the United States to legalize prostitution and acknowledge prostituted men and women as “sex workers”. Their reasoning is that legalizing prostituted men and women will provide them with safety protections and allow the prostituted men and women to seek assistance from the police if they are assaulted by buyers of sex.
October 20, 2019
The Global Hope 365 was honored to attend the United Nations Association- Orange County (UNA-OC) Chapter’s United Nations 74th Anniversary Gala event on Saturday, October 19th in Costa Mesa. UNA-OC’s event was titled- "Human Life, No Price - Modern Slavery: A Crisis in Orange County" to shine a light on the human rights crisis of human trafficking in Orange County.
September 14, 2019
Global Hope 365 officially launched the California Coalition to End Child Marriage at the Human Trafficking and Child Marriage Forum on Saturday, September 14, 2019 co-hosted with the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence at UCI School of Law.
August 27, 2019
Global Hope 365 has made a substantial community impact in eight months. Global Hope 365 held its inaugural event on January 8, 2019. Throughout the spring and summer, we worked tirelessly to raise awareness among the general public by conducting 10-15 speaking engagements a month and meeting with elected officials and community leaders..
July 18, 2019
Global Hope 365 is dedicated to spreading awareness and saving lives by ending Child Marriage and ending Human Trafficking. Two famous abusers, R. Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein, are in jail on sex trafficking charges without bail.
June 25, 2019
On June 25, 2019, at the Irvine City Council Meeting, the Mayor of Irvine and Irvine City Council presented a city proclamation, declaring Irvine as an International City of Peace. The proclamation reads “The city council of the city of Irvine does hereby proclaim June 30, 2019 as Irvine Day of Peace
June 20, 2019
Global Hope 365, joined by nonprofits around the country, firmly advocates for the end of Child Marriage. The most effective way to end Child Marriage is by changing state law, state by state, to “18 no exceptions” laws.
Louisiana is the latest state to prioritize old-fashioned patriarchy over the human rights of children.
June 4, 2019
Georgia has strengthened its protection of children. Is this a legal victory? No, but it is a vast improvement. At Global Hope 365, we consider legal protections for all children to be true legal victories. We support the adoption of legislation that restricts marriage to a contract between two consenting adults at a minimum age 18. These laws are called “No Child Marriage, No Exceptions” laws.
May 31, 2019
May was an eventful month. As you know, Global Hope 365’s tagline is “Raising Awareness, Saving Lives.” Since our inaugural fundraiser in January, we have been working tirelessly to raise awareness. This month we were able to meet with a number of legislators to ask them to help us
We are proud to celebrate our Founder’s contribution to the community! It is of no surprise to us here at Global Hope 365 that Rima has received another prestigious award.
On April 20, 2019, Rima was awarded the Joseph R. Haiek Lifetime Achievement award for her longtime leadership and dedication to the civic empowerment of the... read more
We have been busy!
Advocating for women’s and children’s rights is a tough job. The pain of Child Marriage and Human Trafficking is overwhelming, however, we are working tirelessly to Raise Awareness and Save Lives in so many ways.
March brought in quite a bit of celebration with International Women’s Day on March 8th, the visit of the... read more
Global Hope 365 had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Quratulain Baktheari to discuss her life’s work as an activist, educator and women’s rights pioneer. We talked about the mindset of overcoming obstacles, creating models for women’s empowerment, and the phenomenon of motherhood as a powerful force to create institutional change... read more
Two significant reports were released in Orange County recently. In February 2019, The Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (“OCHTTF”) released its 2019 Human Trafficking Victim Report reflecting data and statistics from 2017 and 2018. An Equity Profile of Orange County (“The Equity Report”) was released in March 2019 by OC Grant-makers with research by The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE). ... read more
Sherry Jonson has a shocking story. She was raped at aged 10 and then forced to marry her rapist by her parents when she was only 11. Sherry has written an autobiography about her suffering and the art of forgiveness. With her fearless advocacy, Sherry has become the face of Child Marriage throughout the United States to make sure this does not ... read more
On Monday, March 18, Global Hope 365 joined the Board of the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA) in welcoming nine Women of Courage to the City of Angels. The U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recognizes women from around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage while advocating for peace and human rights from their respective countries. ... read more
The US State Department has declared child marriage a “human rights abuse”. The United Nations spells out an end to child marriage under Sustainable Development Goal 5 on “Gender Equity.” Target 5.3 reads “eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations.”... read more
California has been on the forefront of humanitarian progress.
In 2015, California became the first state to enact human rights accountability legislation. The reform bill supports victims of human trafficking by extending the time for filing human trafficking claims in court... read more
To date, the issue of child marriage has not been recognized as a significant human rights issue in the United States. In 2018, Delaware and New Jersey banned child marriage with no exceptions. These state laws were the result of steadfast activism. ... read more
Super Bowl 2019 will take place Sunday, February 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia. Everyone knows that Super Bowls are profitable for the NFL, the travel industry, and the hospitality industry. You know who else makes money off of the super bowl? ... read more
Global Hope 365 held its inaugural fundraiser tonight to launch the non-profit and connect with the community. The room was at capacity at Red O Taste of Mexico Restaurant in Newport Beach. ... read more
Today is Friday, January 4, 2019, only four days before Orange County’s newest 501c3, Global Hope 365, holds its Inaugural Fundraiser next week in Newport Beach. Rima Nashashibi, Global Hope 365’s founder, is moving about the OC, sharing her story, talking up contacts, and ... read more