DRIVING WITH SELVI, Elisa Paloschi – Oct 22,24,26,27 in Toronto!

Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. We first meet 18-year-old Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 – timid, soft-spoken, a fresh … [Read more...]

ACN: Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy

In the same way that many nonprofits have their beginnings, the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy (ACN) began with the effort of one person’s dedicated passion. Sheila Rogers DeMare, MS, started ACN in 1996 to inform families on how diet, the immune system, nutritional imbalances, chemical exposures, and allergies can affect neurological conditions. Natural and Integrative Approaches to Neurological and Behavior Problems She says, “I soon found myself in the role of … [Read more...]

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson shines spotlight on need to end child marriages New York/Lilongwe—On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson today visited Malawi to shine a global spotlight on the need to end child marriage. She met with traditional chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having marriages annulled. In 2015, Malawi passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act, raising the minimum age of marriage … [Read more...]

GIFT of $5 graduates one Student, Give Today!

Alliance Vision Educational Center has over 200 children/Students registered in our Sponsorship program serving locations in Kenya. Alliance Vision Educational Center was initiated in January 2007 and registered in October 13th 2008. Our humble organization's ongoing project is a focused non-formal urban school that provides an education for the marginalized and disenfranchised children who live in the slum neighborhoods of Nairobi, Kenya. The word 'alliance' means to come together for the … [Read more...]

UN Women Training Centre

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to announce the online Community of Practice (CoP) on Training for Gender Equality is now part of our eLearning Campus. This online community and platform aims to support the informed discussion and reflection on the current trends of training and capacity development for gender equality, the collection and dissemination of good practices and the identification of institutions, opportunities and resources for training for gender equality at the global … [Read more...]

Women refugees and migrants

On 19 September, on the occasion of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Heads of State and Governments will come together at the first-ever high-level summit for refugees and migrants to discuss a “Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration” and a “Global Compact on Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees”. Ahead of the Summit, learn more about women refugees and migrants and UN Women's efforts to realize their rights. The issue Today, around the world, people are on the … [Read more...]

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (ILO-WED) programme has been empowering women entrepreneurs in developing countries and supporting them in starting and growing their businesses since the mid-2000s. The programme works with service providers promoting entrepreneurship development (financial, non-financial, public, private, associative, freelance etc.) and builds their capacity to better support women entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. It also works towards creating a … [Read more...]

Five Reasons Egg Freezing May Benefit Your Present and Your Future

Many people question whether egg freezing is the right option for them. It’s not a question that can be answered objectively, since each individual’s situation is different. But here are some things to take into consideration when answering this question for yourself. You could be receiving medical treatment that may jeopardize your fertility. You may be career-oriented and want to wait to start a family. Your biological clock may be ticking, but you haven't found the right partner … [Read more...]

April celebrates ‘JAM’, Jazz Appreciation Month

What a fantastic idea! Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) ... a whole month dedicated to the celebration of jazz as something to treasure as part of our past, and present. Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities during the late 19th and early 20th century. It emerged in many parts of the United States in the form of independent popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African American and European American musical parentage with a performance … [Read more...]

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), Apr 2/15

World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism. The day often features educational events for teachers, health care workers and parents, as well as exhibitions showcasing work created by children with autism. The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2015. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? Use #LIUB to … [Read more...]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day: What is LOVE?

What is LOVE? ... a question of the ages. Psychology Today says: "Love is a force of nature. However much we may want to, we can not command, demand, or take away love, any more than we can command the moon and the stars and the wind and the rain to come and go according to our whims. We may have some limited ability to change the weather, but we do so at the risk of upsetting an ecological balance we don't fully understand. Similarly, we can stage a seduction or mount a courtship, but the … [Read more...]

Emma Watson celebrates HeForShe success with Call to Action

Emma Watson just announced a new phase of #HeForShe, calling on new allies in support of gender equality. WATCH the full speech from Davos now. I am a Pakistani, Living in Pakistan. As you all know, Pakistan has one of the highest crime rate in the world. Over here, Patriarchal system, and Harassment against women is "Proudly" practiced. Men are killing Women on the name of Islam. So you should know that in Pakistan, it is VERY difficult to change the society since Sexism practice is … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Taming the PMS Beast, Free E-Book

Is it really possible to be PMS free? It's finally ready! The new The Hormone Diva hub is ready for action. And it comes with a free ebook, Youtube channel and more! I like to choose a word or two to live by each year. My words this year are PEACE and ABUNDANCE. And this year is all about BIG change here at The Hormone Diva. New logo, new website and new approach. Do you like the new look? My goal is to create an inviting, safe and supportive space for women like you to learn, change … [Read more...]

Welcome to Australia, Tragedy and Hope of 2014

Our Resolution: Normalize compassion, Radicalize brutality. Like every year, it seems, 2014 was full of ... the 'darkest tragedy and the brightest hope'. We've seen firsthand the damage being visited upon families and individuals by indefinite, mandatory detention and by the hopelessness and poverty of bridging visas - and we've seen thousands of Australians respond to this darkness as volunteers, donors, friends… people becoming living examples of an alternative … [Read more...]

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