AGM & Conference, Nov 7th-9th, 2014 in Toronto

"Our AGM & Conference Weekend is happening THIS WEEK November 7th-9th, 2014 in Toronto! DON'T MISS Sunday's Conference!!! Special guests include: Keynote Speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace. Kerr is presently the chief executive of anti-poverty agency ActionAid International in Johannesburg, South Africa, that works in almost 50 countries with a global staff of 2,800 people. Previously she was a policy director at Oxfam Canada and the executive director at the Association of Women’s … [Read more...]

Revolution, Terrorism or Civil Disobedience gone Global?

In these modern times, our world seems to be walking backwards, repeating history over and over again, now including peaceful Canada. Not only has it been tested, but it has forever altered how we see ourselves as "peacekeeping" Canadians. No longer can we say that terrorism is something that happens "over‎ there": in Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, the United Kingdom, the United States. We are now a part of that unfortunate list. Is this a statement of truth or a reactionary opinion … [Read more...]

Woman Abuse Prevention Month, NOV 2014

Woman Abuse Prevention Month It is every woman’s fundamental right to live in safety and security in her home and community – free from the threat of violence. November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. Please take a moment to check out the statistics on woman abuse and learn about the importance of ending violence against women… For 25 years now, November as Woman Abuse Prevention Month, an occasion to shed light on violence against women in our communities, and highlight efforts underway … [Read more...]

FREE Hangouts, Women’s Empowerment Experts, DEC 1-5

Join Us for a Week of FREE Presentations from leading Women’s Empowerment Experts from across North America! December 1 – 5, 2014 Do you want to feel confident and empowered in every aspect of your life? Would you like to discard the guilt and anxiety, and be filled with joy, compassion, and vitality? You NEED to sign up for the Women’s Transformation and Vitality Summit! With an amazing lineup of guest speakers, this summit is specifically geared for Empowering Women In Body, Mind … [Read more...]

AMAG, spoiled rotten at our Glow Beauty Bar , NOV 16

AMAG Communications is proud to present The Beauty of Business at The Richmond Hill Centre for The Performing Arts on Sunday, November 16th 2014! #connectingthesavvy+driven&fabulous AMAG: We are a Toronto based communications company dedicated to creative collaborations. With every project and initiative produced, AMAG Communications ensures the experience is fun, effective and professional. We cater to lifestyle brands in beauty, health , wellness and the arts. Our commitment … [Read more...]

Rape Culture Erases Rape Survivors

Rape culture is a frighteningly insidious thing in the way it reinforces harmful ideas about gender, personal boundaries, consent, and sexual assault. Rape culture encourages the belief that lying about rape or sexual assault is more common than it really is, and it promotes the silencing of women about sexual assault by subjecting them to harsh judgments and the implication that women are responsible for their own assaults. Women who do report their assaults are disbelieved by people they … [Read more...]

Women’s Medicine, Kay Cordell Whitaker

In the Hetakas’ tradition they describe many things in their lives as a circle. When looking at themselves as individuals, their lives, family, their village, even their whole culture they symbolize them as a circle with the feminine at the center. When Kay went through a long apprenticeship with Chea about Women’s Medicine, Chea guided her to see that the main reason our society, is so far out of balance is because in our modern world men have not only thrown the women out of the center of … [Read more...]

Woman convicted of murder, in killing of her rapist

Iranian woman awaits execution as global outcry for mercy grows By Reza Sayah, CNN (CNN Reports) -- An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was sentenced to death for the 2007 killing of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security. The United Nations has said she never received a … [Read more...]

Accepting ‘Otherness’, a Path to Mental Health

"Woman is the other of man, animal is the other of human, stranger is the other of native, abnormality the other of norm, deviation the other of law-abiding, illness the other of health, insanity the other of reason, lay public the other of the expert, foreigner the other of state subject, enemy the other of friend." (Bauman 1991: 8). Modern Illness in Mental Health Societal Mental Health; why Humans need Integration for Health The concept of The Other highlights how many societies … [Read more...]

Merry back into your Marry, NOV 12 – DEC 17

TAKING DIVORCE OFF THE TABLE 3 Serious Mistakes Even Smart Professional Moms Make That Keep Them Secretly Worrying About Divorce Mistake #1: Wronging versus Longing Too often couples argue or silently see the over common complaints such as parenting, household tasks, sex and finances without arriving at healthier dynamics that last; with many reverting back to original patterns, causing a familiar reoccurring down ward spiral. You will learn to identify the … [Read more...]

Irene Becker, Michael Ballard, Build Resiliency NOW!

Are YOU…Is Your Organization Heading for a Natural Disaster? Turn it Around! Build Resiliency NOW! Fact: Over $300 billion a year is spent in the USA on executive and employee stress related physical, emotional disability, addictions, communication and personal problems, presenteesim and other stress related problems. Fact: This is NOT an American phenomenon; the World Health Organization forecasts that stress will be the major cause of physical disability in the world by 2030.Leaders. … [Read more...]

Stigma and Violence, Isn’t It Time to Connect the Dots?

Violence - The Canadian Mental Health Association In today’s media reports about mental illness, there is a tendency to emphasize a supposed link between violence and mental illness. News stories regularly suggest that there is a strong connection between mental illness and crime. But the majority of people who are violent do not suffer from mental illnesses. In fact, people with a mental illness are more likely to be the victims, rather than the perpetrators of violence. In this section, … [Read more...]

UN celebrating 69 years Oct 24 th!

The United Nations will turn 69 years old on Friday, and as the world confronts numerous "problems without passports" – from climate change to terrorism to disease outbreaks – its work is as important as ever. Each of us has a role to play in supporting the UN's work to promote global peace and progress. Yesterday, UN officials including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, members of the UN Foundation Board of Directors, diplomats, advocates, business leaders, and other partners came together at … [Read more...]

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