Reproductive Medical Tourism in Ukraine

Reproductive medicine in Ukraine functions in a distinctive environment. This environment was formed due to the rapid development of the medical industry in Ukraine, liberal legislation and the fact that the reproductive medical tourism in Ukraine tends to attract third parties, such as the agencies. Third parties who work in this environment usually takes care about choosing egg donors or gestational carriers for the infertile couple. The fundamentals of the reproductive medical tourism in … [Read more...]

Women’s Health and the Government Measures in Singapore

There is no doubt that Singapore has taken a very short time to become a developed country. One of the beneficiaries of this transformation are women, who have now taken greater roles in the society. According to Immigration to Singapore Service, more women from outside Singapore are seeking permanent residency to join the ever-growing number of citizens who are women. However, the pressure from traditional family roles seems to be a major hindrance for women in the country. This conflict is … [Read more...]

A Victory for Women as Instant Divorce is Banned in India

“Talaq” is the Arabic word for divorce, which when expressed three times in a row by a Muslim husband to his wife in India is all that’s needed to constitute an instant, unilateral and legal divorce. Well, this has been the case until now. On Tuesday 22 August 2017, thanks to a continued two-year effort on behalf of the Muslim organization, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), and the testimonies of five “divorced” women, India's Supreme Court banned the controversial practice of instant … [Read more...]

World population projected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline. The World … [Read more...]

UN Women Executive Director visits Ukraine

During her first official visit to Ukraine, from 8-10 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is meeting with government officials, parliamentarians, donors, women's groups, internally displaced women and other women facing multiple forms of discrimination. Her visit comes at a crucial time for Ukraine when the country addresses the effects of the on-going armed conflict and implementing an ambitious national reform agenda. At her meetings, the Executive Director is highlighting … [Read more...]

Silver Door Homecare™, serving the GTA

Silver Door Homecare™ is a Canadian-owned Certified Age-Friendly Business® providing premium home health care services in the Greater Toronto Area. With an emphasis on personalized service, Silver Door provides high-quality home care support tailored to the specific needs of its clientele. We are extremely proud to be a top provider of premium health care services. Why become a Silver Door member? Because you will enjoy unique benefits not offered by other home care services. Our members are … [Read more...]

Giving Girls in Uganda an Equal Chance

“I want to be a nurse.” This comment was made in response to my age old question of, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I’ve asked this question to children in the United States, but this time I was in Uganda, speaking with a 14-year-old girl, Malacondia, who attends St. Luke’s Primary School in the northern part of Uganda, near the border with South Sudan. The school educates children from Uganda as well as refugees from South Sudan, displaced by the horrific unrest there. Not … [Read more...]

Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that … [Read more...]

Tracking gender statistics in pursuit of SDG 5

To deepen the understanding of the different challenges women and men face in today’s world, statisticians use disaggregated data and gender statistics to allow for a unique insight into gender issues. The 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, organized by UN DESA’s Statistics Division and Statistics Finland, focused on data and statistical methods for the follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was an opportunity to take stock of progress towards the … [Read more...]

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