Please Sign and Share the United World Movement for Childrem Petition [click here to sign]
War, Famine, Disease, Education, Child Trafficking for sex, organ farming and slavery; these are but a few of the profound issues that have a devastating effect on not only the world's children population, but that of all humanity.
This petition is simply a notice. Please sign. We are simply letting our global leaders and institutions know that we not only stand against all policies that make such conditions prevalent within the fabric of humanity, but we stand against all laws and policies that make such atrocities come to life. There are enough global resources available to eradicate the suffering, specifically of our children. Let us work together as ONE collective to effectuate the necessary change required. Please sign on with us at UWMC, and let us together make a difference.
'filii praevaleant'.... may the children prevail.
William S. Peters, Sr.
United States of America
The United World Movement for Children
The Founding Team of UWMC
Board of Directors
Hillary Mainga - President (Kenya)
William S. Peters Sr.- Secretary General (USA)
Dr Maria Miraglia - Deputy President- Coordination (Italy)
Kimberly Burnham -Deputy President- Resource Mobilisation (USA)
Dr. Hulya N. Yilmaz - Secretary UWMC (USA)
Regional and Country Coordinators
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo - Regional Coordinator - Asia (Philippines)
Gianni Romaniello - Regional Coordinator- Western Europe (Italy)
Emilia Otello - Provincial Coordinator - Puglia, Italy
Nadia Pascucci - Provincial Coordinator - Viterbo, Italy
Silvia Giampà - Provincial Coordinator - Como Province- Italy
Giovanna Nilo - Provincial Coordinator - Sicily, Italy
Edyta Hanslik- Regional Coordinator- Eastern Europe (Poland)
Maria Kobets - Country Coordinator - Belarus
Igor Marinovsky - Country Coordinator - Ukraine.
Slavka Božović -- Country Coordinator - Montenegro
Dragana Simic - Country Coordinator - Serbia
Djurica Edelinski - Provincial Coordinator - Vojvodina Province, Serbia.
Denisa Kondic - Provincial Coordinator - Belgrade City, Serbia
Aziz Mountassir Mountassir - Regional Coordinator - Northern Africa (Morocco)
Chrispine Kasiya - Country Coordinator - Malawi
Nur Mohammed - Country Coordinator - Bangladesh
Subhendu Kar - Country Coordinator - India
Uiba Mangang - Provincial Coordinator- North East India
Mariela Cordero - Regional Coordinator - South America (Venezuela)
Alicia Minjarez Ramirez - Country Coordinators - Mexico
hülya n. yılmaz [sic], Ph. D., is a retired Penn State professor with an extensive teaching career in German, Comparative Literature and Turkish studies. Advanced-level creative writing, her most prominent instructional focus, constitutes her primary area of expertise. Her academic publications and treatises dwell on the literary reflections of cross- and inter-cultural influences, between the West and the Islamic East in particular. A member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Academy of American Poets, yılmaz served as editorial consultant for a large number of academic and literary manuscripts of national and international content with her substantial experience in book evaluations, critiques, developmental editing and literary translations.
After completing her dissertation at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, yılmaz has published Das Ghasel des islamischen Orients in der deutschen Dichtung (The Ghazal of the Muslim Orient in German Literature), an extensive book of research on the influences of Rumi and Hafiz on the 19th and 20th century mainstream German literature. Among her numerous scholarly treatises and national and international conference presentations, her book chapter in a scholarly publication by Palgrave McMillan of the US stands out: “Orhan Pamuk: The Imagined Exile”. In her work in this book, hülya examines the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature recipient Orhan Pamuk’s highly acclaimed novel, Snow within the context of Sufism, i.e. Islamic mysticism and the migrational literary conceptualizations in Germany and Turkey.
yılmaz has authored Trance, a trilingual book of poetry with her own literary translations in English; Aflame. Memoirs in Verse and this and that – both, collections of poems in English, and co-authored An Aegean Breeze of Peace, poetry in English. She has presented some of her poetic work in- and outside the U.S., including Kosovo, Canada, Jordan and Tunisia. The Year of the Poet, now in its sixth year, is an international anthology to which hülya contributes every month with her poems. Her poetry has been published in an excess of sixty-eight anthologies of global endeavors. Several of her poems have been early on highlighted in Pastiche, a local literary journal. Two of her poems were distinguished on April 15, 2017 through inclusion in a U.S.-wide poetry exhibition that was the second in the nation then –Telepoem Booth, a permanent public art installation in her hometown in the U.S. On May 25, 2018, WIN – the Writers International Network of British Colombia, Canada honored hülya with a poetry award.
hülya is currently working on three book-length literary manuscripts: Canlarıma, My Lifeblood, poetry in Turkish and English with her own translations of the Turkish poems; homeland, poems in English, and Once upon a Time in Turkey, a collection of short stories. Her short prose, including feature articles, professional prefaces, introductions, forewords and epilogues, has appeared in literary publications of national and international makeup.
yılmaz says, she finds it vital for everyone to understand a deeper sense of self and that she writes creatively to attain and nourish a more comprehensive understanding and development of our humanity.
William S. Peters, Sr.
AKA ‘just bill’, William S. Peters, Sr. is a devoted writer who has been committed to the path of poetry since 1966. Presently, his poetic work has been published in excess of 200 anthologies, newspapers and literary magazines, including about 50 books of his own. Since the day of his commitment to the creation and public-sharing of the poetic art, Peters has been a devoted supporter of the venue of creative expression –regardless of form. His conviction that the human countenance through written art is a necessity reflects in his capacity as an activist for the progression and evolution of humanity and its love of each other.
The author has been able to publish many first-time writers and poets from across the globe through hands-on assistance, counseling and guidance; thus, introducing their work of different literary genres to the public. In its brief history, Inner Child Press International – Peters’ publishing enterprise has brought attention worldwide to several hundred poets by means of the authors’ personal releases and the appearances of their work in a large number of anthologies. Such undertakings encompass notable and highly acclaimed anthology series, such as the voluminous World Healing, World Peace –published every two years since 2012 and The Year of the Poet – a monthly international book as conceived in January 2014 and published every month since. In the latter anthology, The Poetry Posse –a core group of contributing poets comprises fourteen poets from a large variety of world regions. This publication also features between two and four guest poets each month.
William S. Peters, Sr. possesses one other passion: To induct less commonly represented cultures into the mainstream entity of the “West”. To materialize this predilection, he has – among other globally collaborative works, published Voices from Iraq, Kurdish Voices, Aleppo and the encyclopedic Balkan Anthology while he, all along has been – to adopt his words – ‘building bridges of cultural understanding’.
In September 2015, the author was recognized as the “Poet Laureate” at the Kosovo International Poetry Festival in Rahovec. His sizeable book, The Vine Keeper was showcased there where he was also awarded The Golden Grape Award for it. Being so inspired by this communion of poets, Peters went on to pen his book of tribute, O Sweet Kosovo . . . Dreams of Rahovec. This work has been since translated into Albanian by Fahredin Shehu, the esteemed poet and scholar who has incorporated it into the Rahovec School System in 2017.
From the 2015 inaugural formal introduction into the world of international poetry onward, invitations to William S. Peters, Sr. grew in speed and frequency. In 2016, he attended the Morocco International Poetry Festival in Rabat as an invited participant and speaker. He made many friends also in that world region, impressing them with his spiritual essence which was serving all efforts pertaining the plight of humanity. In 2017, Peters’ journey continued through a dazzling tour to Strumica, Macedonia; Monastir, Tunisia; Casablanca and Larache, Morocco; Istanbul, Turkey; Rome, Italy; Amman, Jordan; Bethlehem, Mar Saba, Ramallah and West Bank, Palestine, and Chicago, USA.
The author has been immensely inspired in his travels and has penned a large number of poems and prose pieces during and after his introduction to the places of his personal experiencing. Several of those poetry collections have been included in Tunisia, My Love and 7 Days in Palestine . . . the Land, the People, the Blood, the Tears and the Laughter. Peters was commissioned to write the book on Tunisia which was launched in 2018 at the Poetry by the Sea Festival in Monastir, Tunisia. He is presently working on an extensive book, The Journey . . . Footprints and Shadows, which will chronicle via poetry his complete touring between September 2nd and November 9th 2017.
William S. Peters, Sr., a 2016 Pulitzer Prize nominee for poetry has enjoyed the honor of being recognized for his work at large – publishing and writing alike also in the U.S., his country of birth The number of his appearances on North American radio and television shows is too copious to list. His poetic work has been published in various countries of the world, including Kosovo, Albania, Germany, Iran, Iraq, India, The Philippines, Taiwan, Canada, Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, Italy, England, Romania, France, Germany and Poland. The author is known to be adamant about taking time out to share his humanitarian, spiritual and philosophical insights wherever he is invited. He has cited and performed his poetry at numerous venues, such as summer camps for children, teacher workshops, poetry workshops and classrooms, including an October 2017-lecture to graduate students at The University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan.
The author currently serves as the CEO of Inner Child Enterprises, ltd., Managing Director of Inner Child Press International, Executive Producer of Inner Child Radio and Executive Editor of Inner Child Magazine. He says: “I have always likened Life to that of a Garden. So, for me, Life is simply about the Seeds We Sow and Nourish. All things we ‘Think and Do’, will ‘Be’ Cause and eventually manifest themselves in an ‘Effect’ within our own personal ‘Existences’ and ‘Experiences’ . . . whether it be Fruit, Flowers, Weeds or Barren Landscapes!” In high regard of the “Fruits of his Labor”, William S. Peters, Sr. wishes that everyone would thus go on to plant “Lovely Seeds” on “Good Ground” in their own “Gardens of Life”.
For more of William S. Peters, Sr., visit his personal web site at: www.iamjustbill.com
Little Free Libraries
Neighborhoods all over the world are adding Little Free Libraries. These small shelves allow people to share books. You can take books for free and leave books you have already read. There are 80,000 libraires all over the world including USA, Canada, Ukraine, Italy, Nigeria, Philippines, Egypt, Venezuela, Poland and more
If there is no Little Free Library in your neighborhood you can start your own with very little money. Details here.
There is even information about getting small grants.
Project Gutenberg has a wealth of free downloads available.
Books in English in the Children's Fiction section include:
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Ragged Dick, Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks by Horatio Alger Jr.
The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean by R. M. Ballantyne
Beric the Briton : a Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
The Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit
Adrift in New York: Tom and Florence Braving the World by Jr. Horatio Alger
The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne
The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades by G. A. Henty
The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay
The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
Friends, though divided: A Tale of the Civil War by G. A. Henty
The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
The Treasure of the Incas: A Story of Adventure in Peru by G. A. Henty
Igor Marinovsky - Country Coordinator - Ukraine.
An international poet who lives in Ukrainian town Ternopil, winner of different literary competitions. His poems were published in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ghana and translated in Bengali language by Indian poet Niladri Mahajan. This year in June his poetry will be presented on the Festival of African Child in Kenya and will be translated in local African languages: Luo, Luhya and Swahili. Igor Marinovsky can consult about socio-economic condition of Ukrainian children and provide information about activities of charities in Ukraine. Igor is very fond of folklore, nature and hiking in the wilderness.
Mariela Cordero - Regional Coordinator - South America (Venezuela)
Mariela Cordero, Venezuela, is a lawyer, poet, writer, translator and visual artist. She has won some literary awards:Third Prize of Poetry Alejandra Pizarnik Argentina (2014). First Prize at the Second Ibero-American Poetry Contest Euler Granda, Ecuador (2015). Second Prize of Poetry Concorso Letterario Internazionale Bilingüe Tracceperlameta Edizioni, Italy (2015) Micropoemas Prize in Spanish of the III contest TRANSPalabr @RTE 2015, Spain. First Place in International Poetry Contest Hispanic Poets mention of literary quality, Spain 2016. Honorable Mention in the Guido Gozzano Literary Prize Italy (2018) Her poems have been published in various anthologies and literary magazines and have been translated into English, Shone, French, Serbian, Arabic, Uzbek, Russian and Macedonian. She has published poetry books The Body of Doubt (2013) and The Identical Fire (2015).
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo - Regional Coordinator - Asia (Philippines)
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo is an internationally-published author and poet from the Philippines. She is an advocate of women and children's rights, human rights, environmental concerns, hurricane relief operations, among others. Elizabeth is an active Contributing Author in international anthologies for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, UNICEF, etc.
Country Coordinator for Mexico Alicia Minjarez Ramírez
Poetess, translator, singer, University Professor, Radio and T.V. broadcaster. She is an Internationally renowned Mexican poetess and author, recipient of numerous awards. Her latest awards isthe EASAL Medal by the European Academy of Sciences and Letters 2018 at Paris, France, "Pride of the Globe" WNWU, Kazakhstan.
With picture books for toddlers, books with pictures and words for bigger kids and chapter books for young adults, this site has something for everyone. You can even get coloring books. [Read Now]
Books on the site are either submitted by authors, in the public domain or have a Creative Commons license that allows sharing. Some books also include links so you can purchase a physical copy if you’d like to support the author. https://freekidsbooks.org/reading-level/children/
Where Does Metal Come From? – More STEM by Tony J Moon (Age 6-9 years, Children, Grade 1 to Grade 3, Intermediate English, Public Domain, Science) An amusing tale that helps us find out where metal comes from. This is another royalty free work from Tony J Moon.
Whoop, Goes the Pufferfish – Life in a tidal pool by Sejal Mehta and Pia Meenakshi (Age 2-5 Years, Animals, Beginner English, Children, Creative Commons, Grade 1 to Grade 3, Sea Creatures, Storyweaver-Pratham) A baby pufferfish gets caught in a tidal pool, his friends help him see there isn’t any reason to panic because the tide will come in again. Another great creative commons story from Pratham’s Storyweaver platform. See more books from Pratham in our Pratham-Storyweaver category. See more stories about animals and marine life.
Muggles’ Guide to Harry Potter – Study Guide for Book Projects WikiBooks. (Adventure, Age 10-13 years, All FKB Books, Creative Commons, Fantasy, Fluent English, Grade 4 to Grade 6, Grade 7+, Non-Fiction, Older Children, WikiBooks, Young Adult) A definitive guide to the Harry Potter series, categorised into beginner, intermediate, and advanced. This book contains extensive information for book projects character studies, or any other Harry Potter related study. For Harry Potter fans, this is an amazing free resource. If you are looking for an amazing guide to everything Harry Potter.
Kiva makes micro loans to people around the world. Many of their projects help children and support global education. [Learn more, donate or make a loan.]
In 2019 Inner Child Press and the best selling series: The Year of The Poet written monthly by the Inner Child Poetry Posse joined the United Nations in celebrating Indigenous languages and the families that speak them.
Five years worth of The Year of the Poet eBook volumes are available free of charge. This project supports poets from around the world to create love, appreciation, respect and education.
Read volumes from 2014-2019 Click Here.
Chrispine Kasiya, born on 22nd September 1978, is a child and youth development activist in Malawi. He holds Diplomas in Mass Communication and Community Development. As a Community Development worker. He is the Coordinator for Educate Community (EdCo), a local NGO that works to improve the lifestyles and livelihoods of children, youth and women in areas of education, health and governance.
He has worked with various local organizations that promote children, youth and women as the Executive Director, Programmes Manager and Field Worker. For over three years, he has served as the Southern Region Chairperson and the National Executive Committee (NEC) member of the Malawi Alcohol Policy Alliance (MAPA) where, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Population services, he participated in the development of the National Alcohol Policy which was approved and launched in January 2017. Currently he is serving as a member of the National Steering Committee of the Civil Society Nutrition Alliance (SCONA), a network of organisations that advocate for the passing of the Nutrition law in order to ensure improved access to nutrition in Malawi.
He has over ten years experience working in the social sector. He has experience in community mobilization, advocacy and lobbying, and Capacity Building (Trainer of Trainers – TOT in various social development fields). In the area of child development, he has participated in various child and youth policy review and lobbying processes at community, district and national levels. He has supported projects aimed at strengthening Community Victim Support Units (CVSU) through awareness creation and capacity building of CVSU Committees to address child rights violations at community level.
This is a worldwide children advocacy and humanitarian movement that is focused on promotion and protection of children rights globally. It brings together organizations, groups and individuals working for children across the globe under one strong umbrella for effectiveness of service delivery and advocacy.
It has an elaborate structure that includes Regional Coordinators in charge of continents and subcontinents, Country Coordinators, Provincial / Sub country Coordinators . At the top the Movement has a President a Secretary General who is in charge of administration, a Deputy President in charge of Coordination and a Deputy President in charge of Resource Mobilisation.
The Movement hopes to ensure there is enhanced approach in child rights advocacy and very effective and proper coordination of humanitarian service across the globe.
Hillary Mainga April interview with Voice of Gompa Radio Station in Liberia interviewed by Radio Presenter, G. Augustine Dahn. Click here for more about Hillary Mainga and his work as President of the United World Movement for Children. [Listen Here}
Hillary Mainga, president of the United World Movement for Children (UWMC) is appointed to The World Peace Committee.
Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine)
Published in over 100 books, Kimberly Burnham is a writer, poet, and complementary medicine practitioner. She authored Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program for people interested in improving their brain clarity, creativity and muscle movements. Her current project focuses on color words, the brain and vision health designed to assist people in seeing better. Kimberly's Ph.D. (Integrative Medicine) considered manual therapy techniques and health coaching for people with Parkinson's disease. She is an avid gardener and environmentalist, who bicycled 3000 miles across the U.S. in 2013.
UNITED WORLD MOVEMENT FOR CHILDREN (UWMC)