UN WOMEN, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director

Message of the Executive Director: We call on countries to “step it up” for gender equality Message of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, for International Women’s Day 2015. In 1995, at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, world leaders committed to a future where women are equal. One hundred and eighty nine countries and 4,000 civil society organizations, attended the conference. Women left Beijing with high hopes, with a well-defined path towards … [Read more...]

Self Injury Awareness Day, MAR 1

Will you see the emotional scars? Self Injury Awareness Day - Self-injury or self harming is when a person deliberately hurts themselves physically to deal with the emotional pain they are suffering. Self-injury is any deliberate, non suicidal behaviour that inflicts physical harm on your body and is aimed at relieving emotional distress. Photo courtesy of Piotr Kozikowski Physical pain is often easier to deal with than emotional pain, because it causes ‘real’ feelings. Injuries can … [Read more...]

“Woman: A search”,‏ at Harbourfront Centre on MAR 21

Enakshi Sinha's Mrudanga Dance Academy presents: Woman: A Search March 21 @ 7:00 pm Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. It tells the stories of two women through poetry, theater, dance, and music. In one story, we meet a young girl who grows up knowing that her family had wanted a son, not her. In another, we see how a woman thirsts for an identity society refuses to give her, and how her quest for love and search for justice morph into one. Through this event, we are … [Read more...]

Children’s Mental Health Matters, Take Action!

Mental Health Disorders in Children and Youth It estimated that nearly 1 in 5 Ontario children under the age of 19 experiences a mental, emotional or behavioural disorder that is severe enough to seriously affect their daily functioning at home, school or within the community1. The good news is that early diagnosis and treatment lead to better outcomes for children later in life. Some of the more common mental health disorders affecting children and youth are listed below. Click … [Read more...]

FEB 18, NEW MOON set for Manifesting Your Heart’s Desire!

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift. The rational mind is a faithful servant. We’ve created a society that honors the servant ... and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein Mystic Mama says: "*NEW MOON* in the last degree of Aquarius moves right into the first degree of Pisces. We move between worlds, we transition between chapters. This liminal NEW MOON marks an important transition. The potent NEW MOON on the 18th will provide magical energy for manifesting your heart's true … [Read more...]

6th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health, MAR 22-25

6th World Congress on Women's Mental Health 22–25 March 2015 Tokyo, Japan REGISTRATION - HERE The International Association for Women’s Mental Health, a multidisciplinary group that has the mission of improving the mental health of women throughout the world, expanding the fund of knowledge about Women's Mental Health and promoting gender-sensitive and autonomy-enhancing mental health services for women, cordially invites you to participate in the 6th World Congress on Women’s Mental … [Read more...]

Friday the 13th, …a day of paraskevidekatriaphobia!

Friday the 13th, also known as Black Friday, is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday. The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, "originating from the story of Jesus' last supper and crucifixion" in which there were 13 individuals present in the Upper Room on Maundy Thursday, the night before His death on Good Friday. Other scholars claim that there is no written … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day, a time to Reflect!

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. International Women's Day 2015 Theme: MAKE IT HAPPEN All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our … [Read more...]

211 Day across North America, Feb 11

211 Ontario helpline asks residents to call 2-1-1 for information on community, social and health services, municipal and Local Health Integration Network funded services like housing, employment and mental health and addiction agencies. Calls to 911 are for threats or harm to a person or property that require police, fire or ambulance services. “211 is an easy to remember phone number, like 911. 211 is answered by trained specialists who know our community services and can refer callers … [Read more...]

WOMEN MOVING FORWARD Conference, MAY 31

WHAT IS THE WOMEN MOVING FORWARD CONFERENCE? It is a one-day conference to celebrate the courage of women who are moving forward in their lives. These women can come from many different walks of life and have chosen to move beyond their circumstances. Our goal to provide participants with new tools and motivation to continue to move forward in their lives. We are holding the non-profit event which is FREE to the first 100 women who register. A light breakfast and lunch will be … [Read more...]

THE YEAR OF THE GOAT (SHEEP) 2015

The Sheep (Goat) is a Yin (female) energy, a symbol of Peace, Harmonious co-existence and Tranquility. That is the primary and fundamental mood for this year. Though there are cries for War and a countdown is soon to begin, if any almanac serves me well – War will be averted and a period of mending and compromise will be undertaken to ensure Peace is maintained. The Sheep is the symbol of the Arts. It relates to passive and nurturing times. It will help the healing process with regard to past … [Read more...]

INFOGRAPHIC, Why Educating Women/Girls Matters

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