Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Official Website
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour to memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where he served from its inception in 1948 until his transfer to Nairobi in 1976 to head the Planning Unit of the newly created Wildlife Conservation & Management Department. David died 6 months later but his legacy of excellence and the systems he installed for the management of Tsavo and wildlife generally in Kenya, particularly in the sphere of wildlife husbandry and ethics, lives on. Official Website
Wild elephants are under attack for their tusks. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust needs a helicopter, so that they have a quick response team to scare the bejesus out of the poachers! Let's get them a helicopter! Official Website
Kristin Davis Central is in no way affiliated with Kristin Davis. I am in no contact with her management, representatives, or third party related to or in contact with Kristin. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement intended. I do not take credit for any images or information on this site unless otherwise stated. No part of this site may be copied, reproduced or stolen. This is a non-profit fansite made by a fan for the fans.
Kristin Davis, star of the show and movie Sex and the City, is an Oxfam Global Ambassador. The opinions expressed are her own. Thomson Reuters will host an International Women’s Day follow-the-sun live blog on March 8, 2011.
International Women’s Day is special. In China, women get the day off work. In Bosnia and Italy, women receive gifts of flowers. In Cameroon, women dance in the streets. What will you do to make March 8, a special day?
For 100 years, the world has marked International Women’s Day by celebrating women’s economic, political and social accomplishments. This March 8, we are coming together again to mark this special day by calling attention to the inequality and discrimination that is still a daily fact of life for millions of women.
There have been dramatic changes since 1911, when more than a million people around the world took to the streets to protest discrimination against women and to demand that women be allowed to get an education, have the right to work, to vote and to hold public office. But there’s a still a way to go. There isn’t a single country which can claim its women are treated equally to men, but it is across the developing world where discrimination and inequality have the most dramatic consequences.
Take food as an example. Across the globe – from New York to Nairobi – it is still women who do most of the cooking. No surprise there. But did you know that the majority of the food eaten around the globe everyday is grown by women too? And the irony is that they are more likely to go hungry!
Millions of women face a daily struggle to put food on the table because of discrimination and inequality. This doesn’t just make their already difficult lives harder, but it is also part of the reason why the number of hungry people around the globe continues to hover around one billion. And when crisis hits and food prices rise – as they have in recent months – it is women who go without to ensure their families have enough to eat and their children are well nourished. With increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather hitting harvests, women face an even steeper uphill struggle to feed their families.
But women are also key agents of change in their communities and they are fighting back against hunger. I will never forget the women of Chitehwe, a small village in Mozambique in Southeast Africa I visited with Oxfam. Many of the women I met are illiterate, HIV positive and desperately poor. But they aren’t giving up hope and are taking things in their own hands, fighting back however they can.
They showed me their new chicken coops, which have already started to radically change the dynamics of their community. Not only do the chickens provide them with eggs to feed their family, they can also sell their chickens and eggs at the market and use the income to buy food and other basic necessities for their families. In some cases they even make enough to send their children to school for the first time.
While their living conditions are shocking by Western standards, I was truly energized by the way the women I met are working to change their lives and their communities. I continue to be inspired by these women and want to help them and more women get the skills to be self sufficient.
It’s a quiet revolution that you won’t hear much about in the media but there is little doubt that they are taking their destiny and the destiny of their continent into their own hands.
So today, whoever you are and however much money you have in your bank account, I urge you to join their quiet revolution. Take a bit of time out to celebrate, learn and join Oxfam in the fight for a truly equal world.
The 2011 Razzie Awards, acknowledging the “worst” in film were announced today. As per usual, none of the winners were on hand to accept their awards. To my dismay, Sex and the City 2 received three ‘awards.’
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis
That makes two of ’em. First Sarah Jessica Parker let it be known that she doesn’t think the idea of a rumored Sex and the City prequel is such a hot idea. Now her co-star on the big and small screen, Kristin Davis, has joined her in putting down the rumored project.
“Not so into the prequel movie,” she told E! Online. “Because we’re us and we’ve discussed our history in the show already so for all of our fervent fans who listen to what we say, why would we rewrite that? And then have like different people with our names? It’s kind of freaky.”
Earlier this month, reports suggested that studio execs were discussing an adaptation of The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell’s 2010 novel that follows Carrie Bradshaw before she arrived in the Big Apple. Writer/director Michael Patrick King was said to be eying Blake Lively to take on the Bradshaw role in what was described as not an ’80s flashback flick, but a more contemporary vision of the character’s younger selves. Lively has since denied she’d be starring in the film.
While the first “Sex and the City” movie became an international smash hit in 2008, grossing over $400 million at the worldwide box office, last summer’s follow-up ended up a critical punching bag and failed to cross the $100 million mark domestically. Nonetheless, Parker and Davis are holding out hope for a third film.
“I don’t think we can pretend to go back. It’s creating two histories,” Parker told the Los Angeles Times of the prequel idea, but added of a third film featuring the established cast, “I think there’s one more story to tell. I know there is.”
Said Davis, “I’m always hopeful, and I always believe there’s another story to tell because these are these women’s lives, so why wouldn’t there be another chapter. [But] I don’t know if it will happen.”
Kristin attended the Tom Ford Flagship Store Opening Celebration last night alongside such celebrities as Eva Longoria, Elizabeth Banks and Rosario Dawson! Kristin was a stunner and a knee-length white dress and snake skin heels. To make the evening more special, Kristin celebrated her 46th birthday on February 24th as well! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Kristin attended the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards where she hosted the evening! Kristin looked gorgeous in her black and white poka-dotted dress. The evening paid tribute to fashion icon, Halle Berry. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Kristin made her first official public appearance at the Vanity Fair Campaign 2011 which helped Chrysler celebrate “The Fighter.” The entire evening was in support of ‘Benefiting Communities In Schools.’ Kristin looked gorgeous black. A big thank you to the wonderful Jess for sending me some high quality images of Kristin as well! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Sarah Jessica Parker has enjoyed a steady stream of roles since making Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw an icon, but she said in a new interview that she’d be on board for a third movie in the series. Kristin Davis told us she thought another was unlikely, but SJP isn’t ruling it out. She said:
“I would go back. I think there’s one more story to tell. I know there is. I’d definitely tell that [third] story, and I know Michael [Patrick King, writer and director] would do it right. But maybe not now. Maybe in five years, you know?”
Do you think Sex and the City has one more story left to tell? (Source)
Kristin Davis, who played the sweet and maternal Charlotte on “Sex and the City,” is having her caring nature recognized in real life. The animal-loving actress has also earned praise and, now, an award for her dedication to helping elephants.
Davis will receive The Wyler Award from the Humane Society of the United States at the 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards in Los Angeles on March 19. The Wyler Award is bestowed upon celebrities and public figures who made news regarding animals, with past honorees including Ellen DeGeneres, Paul McCartney and Hayden Panettiere.
The “actress has always had a passion for pachyderms, and her love of elephants reached a new high two years ago when she went on an African wildlife safari and discovered an abandoned baby elephant. She made arrangements for the elephant, whom she “adopted” and named Chaimu, to go to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which runs a program that rehabilitates orphaned elephants and rhinos and gradually reintroduces them into the wild.
Davis is thrilled to be recognized for her work and hopes it helps bring more attention to the challenges elephants face. “Elephants are truly amazing animals, and they need our protection. And what people in this country may not realize is that they can help by not buying ivory items,” she says.
The United States has become the second-largest consumer of ivory due to loopholes in the 20-year-old ivory import ban that allows for “antique” jewelry. Activists note that this loophole has contributed to the escalation in the slaughter of African elephants, but hopefully, with people like David bringing more attention to the problem, these animals will have a brighter future. (Source)
Kim Cattrall has admitted that she misses spending time with her Sex And The City co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.
The actress, who played man-eater Samantha Jones on the series, told Extra that she hasn’t seen her three co-stars in quite some time, adding: “I miss the girls.”
Cattrall further explained that she is unsure if Sex And The City will be revived for a third feature film because all four actresses are pursuing other projects.
“We’ve all been so busy since the show ended, privately and professionally,” she said.
Sex And The City ran for six seasons on HBO before spawning a big screen continuation in 2008 and last year’s sequel. Last fall, Cattrall’s castmate Davis stated that there are no current plans to film a third movie. (Source)
Kristin Davis will host and Halle Berry will be honored at the 13th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, the CDG announced on Tuesday.
Davis, the star of the widely-reviled but definitely clothes-centric “Sex and the City 2,” will serve as emcee for the gala event, which takes place on Tuesday, February 22 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.
Berry, whose most recent film is “Frankie & Alice,” will be presented with a new award, the Lacoste Spotlight Award, designed to honor “an actor whose talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.”
Other honorees will include director Joel Schumacher, who got his start as a costume designer and will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award; costume designer Julie Weiss, a CDG winner for “American Beauty” and “Blades of Glory,” with the Disaronno Career Achievement in Film and Television Award; and the late Michael Dennison, who will be inducted posthumously into the guild’s Hall of Fame.
Nominations in the competitive CDG Awards categories will be announced on January 20. (Source)