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...]

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...]

Disarmament Week, OCT 24-30

The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). States were invited to highlight the danger of the arms race, propagate the need for its cessation and increase public understanding of the urgent tasks of disarmament. The annual UN observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding 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...]

A world on the move: Refugees and Migrants

For a world on the move: The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants The world is on the move, and the number of international migrants today is higher than ever before. In 2015, 244 million people lived in a country other than where they were born, including more than 20 million refugees and asylum-seekers escaping violence or persecution in their home countries. People have always moved in search of sustenance, safety and opportunity. By crossing borders and residing in other lands, … [Read more...]

Begum Hazrat Mahal premiere screening a Success!

A Celebration of Women Foundation Inc. successfully began their round of celebration events scheduled in Lucknow. One such screening of the documentary movie made on Begum Hazrat Mahal last queen of AWADH was done today in collaboration with the Manipal Public School, Omaxe City, Eldeco, Lucknow. This is for the the first time this documentary movie has been screened especially for the students. The celebration screening had Ms Manzilat Khan as their Guest of honour. She is the Great … [Read more...]

BEGUM Hazrat Mahal screening in Lucknow, India (July 26-29)

This is an event celebrating and commemorating the Queen of Awadh : Begum Hazrat Mahal, who was one of the primary leaders in India's first war of Independence known variously as the Great Mutiny or the Indian Uprising or the REVOLT OF 1857 (1857-58). Catherine Anne Clark, Founder & CEO at A Celebration of Women™ is happy to support this initiative of our Advisor to Asia. Celebration of Begum Hazrat Mahal ~a HEROINE of 1857-India's First War of Independence and her story deserves to be … [Read more...]

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development last year marked a watershed year for sustainable development. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets are expected to stimulate action over the upcoming years in areas of critical importance for people and the planet. The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), meeting under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly, is the UN’s central platform for the follow-up … [Read more...]

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