Forced Virginity Tests, can you imagine? – Take Action

  WOMEN of our WORLD We still need more signatures - Take Action!   Forced Virginity Tests in Africa, India and Middle East ... isn't this IMMORAL in itself, as there is zero dignity or respect in the action. Can you imagine being forced to have virginity tests and then if it turns out that you are not a virgin, you would be charged with prostitution? Seems far fetched and downright ridiculous but this is the reality for Egyptian protesters. Amnesty International has … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: China's Unwanted Girls

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit       China's Unwanted Girls   Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and this morning I heard on The Current that there has been some progress in women’s fight for equality but there is still much to be done. I just read the same thing on Yahoo News. "The last century has seen an unprecedented expansion of women's legal rights and entitlements," Bachelet said, pointing to virtually universal voting rights for women, major inroads for … [Read more...]

‘EveTeasing’ [euphemism-sexual harassment] lead Women to Commit Suicide

   Sexual harassment in Bangladesh        ... that led the government to declare  June 13th  "Eve Teasing Protection Day."    Sexual harassment in Bangladesh is driving women to commit suicide as a means of escape. According to local human rights groups 28 women committed suicide this year to escape frequent sexual harassment. Before killing themselves most of them wrote a note demanding an end to the sexual harassment known locally as ‘eve teasing’ where boys intercept girls on … [Read more...]

Adele Butler- Women of Spirit: God’s Justice

GOD'S JUSTICE   There are organizations like Equality Now, Women For Women International and V-Day to name a few, which are dedicated to protecting the rights of women all over the world. But long before these much needed organizations existed, there was already a human rights activist who walked the streets of Jerusalem, Galilee, Samaria, healing the broken hearted, setting at liberty those who are bruised and delivering them from terrible circumstances. He stood for equality of women … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: ‘Amazing Love’

      A Celebration of Women   is elated to present to you our Newest Blogger named Adele Butler.    Please welcome her here today, with leaving a COMMENT to offer her a warm and Celebrated entry into our family showing her just how we Take Action!             'Amazing Love'   “Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6, KJV).      We are powerless to save ourselves and that’s why God sent His Son Jesus to save us by dying on the cross in our place. Why would God … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Girls Matter

     A Celebration of Women Adele Butler - Women of Spirit  GIRLS MATTER!     Imagine being told that you are useless. ... or left to die because of your gender.   Imagine living in a society where even your family doesn't want you because of a policy or an expensive system. Imagine not having a mother's love because you are not a boy. In China and India, this is a harsh reality. I read a little background history of the one-child policy and learned that it was Chinese … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Attack on Female Protesters

  Attack on Female Protesters     I was shocked when I read about the attack on the female protesters in the Ivory Coast. Thousands of women were protesting because of President Laurent Gbagobo’s refusal to step down when tanks showed up and soldiers opened fire. These women were unarmed. They didn’t stand a chance against these tanks. Seven of the demonstrators were shot—six died on the spot while one died on the way to the hospital. Gbagobo has crossed the line and over “to a new level … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER ~ Women of Spirit – Answered Prayer

Answered Prayer       As a mother of a three and a half year old, I was deeply affected when I heard on the news that a three year old boy had been missing for three days. It was believed that boy had been abducted by Randall Hopley, 46, a convicted sex offender from the Sparwood area. Tears sprang to my eyes as I imagined this person having a child that was not much younger than my own child and I stopped what I was doing and prayed. I prayed and asked God to return … [Read more...]

Adele Butler is Taking Action on her NotestoWomen!

Power Manners July 31, 2011 by notestowomen I got an email from Catherine Anne Clark, Founder and CEO of A Celebration of Women Foundation Inc. where she mentioned a book called Power Manners. It is written by Shannon Smith, a Woman of Action.Shannon Smith is a leading image strategist and founder of Première Image International, the foremost provider of personal brand training. Since 1983, Shannon and her team of consultants have taken companies and individuals from unnoticed to … [Read more...]

NEPAL: Women in Chhuaupadi – ADELE BUTLER

Nepali Women and Girls Isolated During Menstruation On the Violence is Not Our Culture site, I read about a ritual practice in Nepal called Chhuaupadi pratha which can cause prolonged depression and even death among girls and women. “Chhau” means menstruation and “padi” – woman. It is a ritual which banishes girls and women during their menstruation. It is dangerous because it also isolates women during and after childbirth. These women are banished fro up to eleven days away from … [Read more...]

Adele Butler is Taking Action!

The War Against Womanhood 'Breast ironing' is not only a term, it is really a hot iron used thinking the breast will flatten ...Stones are heated on scorching flames and are massaged rigorously to limp a girl's firm nipples and flatten her breasts. Other common tools include bananas, coconut shells, spatulas and hammers heated over a blistering fire. Just recently I read about a practice in Cameroon which deeply disturbed me. In the privacy of their homes and behind closed doors, … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Forced to Be Sex Slaves in Mexico

WOMEN of SPIRIT Forced to Be Sex Slaves in MEXICO Imagine being called “merchandise” and being forced into prostitution after you have been tricked into making the dangerous journey across Central America in the hope of a better life before being stopped en route in southern Mexico and forced to work for nothing. This was the nightmarish reality for migrants. When Patricia Villamil, the Honduran counsil in Mexico’s southern Chiapas state took on her job last November, she … [Read more...]

Guatemalan Government: Stop the killing of Women

Amnesty International is calling for the Guatemalan Government to act to stop the killing of women. According to official figures, 685 women were killed in 2010 alone in Guatemala amid a culture of impunity, a legacy of the 1960-96 internal armed conflict which led to hundreds of thousands human rights violations which remain unaccounted for. “Women in Guatemala are dying as a consequence of the State's failure to protect them," said Sebastian Elgueta, Guatemala researcher at Amnesty … [Read more...]

'EveTeasing' [euphemism-sexual harassment] lead Women to Commit Suicide

   Sexual harassment in Bangladesh        ... that led the government to declare  June 13th  "Eve Teasing Protection Day."    Sexual harassment in Bangladesh is driving women to commit suicide as a means of escape. According to local human rights groups 28 women committed suicide this year to escape frequent sexual harassment. Before killing themselves most of them wrote a note demanding an end to the sexual harassment known locally as ‘eve teasing’ where boys intercept girls on the street, … [Read more...]

ELIZABETH MAY ~ Female Party Leader Excluded From Debates

    Where is our basic Freedom of Speech, why the exclusion?   Is there a hidden agenda here?      Just yesterda,  I read that Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader Canada was excluded from the televised debates that will take place. May is understandably in shock. "News that I will not be allowed to participate in the debates. In shock at the moment. I will be in those debates," May wrote on Twitter. Marco Dubé, a spokesman for the broadcast consortium that hosts the debates, confirmed the … [Read more...]

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