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BOYDTON, Va. - May 23, 2016 - PRLog -- Media advisory
Humanity Road announces their commitment to empowering women in support of the Agenda for Humanity at the World Humanitarian Summit

BOYDTON, VA - ISTANBUL, 22 May 2016
- Global Leaders, humanitarians and aid agencies around the world are uniting for Earth's first World Humanitarian Summit (www.worldhumanitariansummit.org) happening in Istanbul, Turkey this week. The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for commitments in support of the Agenda for Humanity.Humanity Road, a small but innovative global nonprofit based in Boydton, Virginia is attending the event and exhibiting at the Innovation Marketplace.

"As a woman owned and operated business and one of the first digital disaster response organizations, Humanity Road stands as a mentor and humanitarian change agent. Today we encourage our volunteers to spread their wings and be change agents in their local and global community.  Says Cat Graham, Chief Operations Officer.

In support of the global call to action;

-        Humanity Road commits to providing opportunity and education through local, national and international women's groups and will provide opportunities for internships that promote women in humanitarian action.

-        Humanity Road commits to adopting and supporting the Agenda for Humanity and pledges that all staff and volunteers will review and reaffirm their commitment to gender equality, women's empowerment, and women's rights.

Humanity Road is exhibiting in collaboration with The World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group (WWHGD.org) and Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (ihs-i.com).

The WWHGD booth is spotlighting affiliated partners who are innovators and leaders in humanitarian healthcare delivery and information management. The exhibit includes WWHGD, IHS, Briotech, the Roddenberry Foundation, InSTEDD, Puralytics, and Humanity Road.

The World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group (WWHGD WG) was created to address the need for free and open human geography data to help deepen our understanding of cultures, geopolitics, resources, and attitudes. The Working Group has more than 3,200 members in more than 140 countries and has collaboratively created the Human Security Taxonomy as a free and open source tool to help communities at risk define their hazards and their internal resources. The Human Security Taxonomy was one of the global innovation ideas selected for inclusion in this Summit's Innovation Marketplace.

"Working Differently to End Need" mandates we address the urgent information requirements of both the affected population and the responding aid agencies. Understanding the characteristics of a community through the Human Security Taxonomy survey, and leveraging technology effectively and responsibly, are each pivotal to how we prioritize information, establish information dissemination pathways, and improve disaster response.

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Interviews are available with the following representatives
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·        Eric Rasmussen: RasmussenE@ihs-i.com and on cell at +1-360-621-3592. Their website can be found at ihs-i.com (http://Www.ihs-i.com).

·        Chris Thompson, Humanity Road at www.HumanityRoad.org

About Humanity Road
Humanity Road is an international non­governmental organization that provides aid information to the public impacted by disaster and mission specific reports that include early indications based on social media for aid agencies responding to disaster. The organization is based in Virginia and provides disaster response support worldwide through a distributed volunteer workforce.

About Infinitum Humanitarian Systems

Infinitum Humanitarian Systems is a private-sector "profit-for-purpose" corporation based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Their focus is international consultation in the humanitarian sciences. They have a particular interest in water purification for slums, post-conflict areas, and disaster zones.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Cat Graham, Chief Operations Officer, Humanity Road, 230 Washington street, Boydton, Va, 23917.  434-738-8930.

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