BUTTERFLY HURRICANES

Here is some information and lists of organizations about the issues addressed in each artwork. Please click on the links to learn more.

Corruption and Greed

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts everyone who depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority. Corruption can take many forms that vary in degree from the minor use of influence to institutionalized bribery. Corruption is now recognized to be one of the world's greatest challenges. It is a major hindrance to sustainable development, with a disproportionate impact on poor communities and is corrosive on the very fabric of society.

Transparency International

Global Integrity

The Innocence Project

National Whistleblowers Center

Prejudice and Bigotry

Throughout human history, civilizations have been plagued by the problems that result from people’s prejudice and bigotry toward one another. The roots of prejudice and bigotry are fear, ignorance (lack of education), misinformation and propaganda. Combating prejudice and bigotry is a complicated and difficult endeavor but essential to human growth and survival. It begins with compassion, education and tolerance.

Prejudice: Its Forms and Causes

Human Rights First

Center for the Healing of Racism

Tanenbaum Combating Religious Prejudice

Amnesty International

Reproductive Rights

Despite international commitments to protect reproductive health and rights, women’s ability to determine their futures and exercise their fundamental rights is far from assured. As long as women continue to experience unwanted pregnancies, governments, health systems, advocates and communities must work to increase access to safe and legal abortion services as an essential element of women’s health care. Where laws restrict termination of pregnancy or where services are limited, women often risk their lives to end unwanted pregnancies.

Center for Reproductive Rights

NARAL

Planned Parenthood

National Women's Law Center

IPAS