NOVEMBER 2015: “WEWomen Supporting Men’s Health” Month with MOVEMBER

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $677 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Why men's health? The state of men’s health is in a crisis. Simply put, men are dying too young. Gender is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and life … [Read more...]

5 Excellent Tips to Help You Quit Smoking for Good

Quitting smoking for good isn't easy, but with the five excellent tips below, you'll be able to kick your habit and get on the path towards health. Have a Solid Reason to Quit Saying that you want to quit smoking because you know it's bad for your health may not be a good enough reason to motivate yourself to stick with your goal. Instead, you need to come up with a personal and powerful reason to kick the habit, whether you want to protect your kids from harmful secondhand smoke, … [Read more...]

Certain Risk Factors Make Females Vulnerable to Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is an issue that people suffer with all over the world, but did you know that there are certain risk factors that make women more vulnerable to drug abuse than men? In order to help yourself or someone you love, continue reading to learn more about what these risk factors are, as well as what you can do to avoid them and avoid falling victim to drugs. Different Factors for Females Than Males During a study conducted involving young girls and women ranging from the ages of 8 to … [Read more...]

Simple Ideas for a Religious Fundraiser

Hosting a religious or church fundraiser is a great way to raise awareness for an important issue that you are trying to solve, and it is also a great way to give back to the community and ultimately bring some much-needed donations into your non-profit organization to support your local community, provide for those in need, and preach positive messages about peace and love. But organizing any fundraiser can be difficult, so what are some simpler ways to get a special religious fundraiser … [Read more...]

The Facts About Violence Against Women

Is poverty a problem in a well-off country like Canada? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Especially for Women. Although Canada is a relatively wealthy country, about 1 in 10 Canadians are living on a low income, and 1.5 million of those living on a low income are women. As the infographic below shows, the incidence of poverty is even higher for particular groups of women. There are two main reasons women tend to be poorer than men: 1. They spend more time doing unpaid work … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Style of Charity Fundraising Event for Your Cause

Many of us have causes we feel strongly about, and want to take action to do something to help. Organizing events that are designed to bring in money for a charity or cause has long been one of the best ways to approach both fundraising, and spreading awareness, however there are all kinds of different styles of charity event you can do, and it is important to match the thing you organize to the cause you are promoting. Here, we take a look at three different types of charity event and the … [Read more...]

International Day of Yoga, celebrated JUNE 21

June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. Yoga, a 6,000+-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, aims to transform the body and the mind. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi declared that there will be an official website mea.gov.in/idy.htm for this, and it will be maintained by the Ministry of External Affairs of Govt. of India. The declaration of this day came after the … [Read more...]

Amnesty International Day, celebrated May 28

Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles 18 and 19, it announced a campaign on "Appeal for Amnesty, 1961" and called for "common action". Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. The objective of the … [Read more...]

SEXUAL ASSAULT, What is Consent?

Globally, the term "sexual assault" covers behavior from unwanted touching to rape. Each state has its own legal definition and criminal code, and thus definitions of acts that constitute sexual assault vary. These definitions are gender neutral because sexual assault happens to both females and males, although the vast majority of sexual assault victims are females. The Canadian Women's Foundation reports that 96% of Canadians agree sexual activities between partners should be consensual, … [Read more...]

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, MAY 23

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2015 On 23 May 2015, the United Nations, Member States, partners of the Campaign to End Fistula and others around the globe will mark the annual International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. The Latin word fistula (UK /ˈfɪstjʊlə/ or US /ˈfɪstʃələ/ or /ˈfɪʃtʃələ/, plural fistulas /-ləz/ or fistulae /-li/ or /-laɪ/) literally means tube or pipe. In medicine, a fistula is an abnormal connection between two hollow spaces (technically, two … [Read more...]

World Ovarian Cancer Day, 8th May

Friday, May 8, is the third annual World Ovarian Cancer Day. Join our global movement to raise awareness of this deadly disease, at The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Since 2013, our Advocate Leaders have raised awareness through news articles and advertisements, developed relationships with their elected officials and fought for increased funding for ovarian cancer research throughout the country. Symptoms and Detection of Ovarian Cancer Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer For years, … [Read more...]

National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-26

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. This year RESOLVE is urging the infertility community to spread the message “You are not alone.” Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age and can be a very isolating disease to face. Just hearing “You are not alone” can help in so many ways. To participate in … [Read more...]

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