Global Compact of 50, focusing on Post 2015

UN Post-2015 Development Agenda With the business contribution to UN goals and objectives at an all-time high, and the UN in a process of determining its development framework as targets of the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015; this is an opportune moment for business and the Global Compact to help shape the future priorities of the UN. The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 - HERE Delivering a better future for all requires action by all – Governments, … [Read more...]

World Urbanization Prospects Worldwide

Revealing urbanization trends worldwide The world’s urban population has grown rapidly since 1950 and the coming decades will bring further profound changes to its size and distribution. On 10 July, UN DESA’s Population Division will release the latest urbanization trends, providing data that are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth. Scheduled for launch on 10 July, just one day before World Population Day, the latest version of the World … [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Brazil’s Love for Women’s Soccer

This summer's World Cup will bring together two things for which Brazil is internationally renowned: soccer and beautiful women. While Brazil's reputation for sexy ladies and futebol are mixed together in the advertising leading up to the games, it's another story on the field. The struggles of women attempting to break into the male-dominated world of soccer reveals the darker side of the beautiful game. For a country renowned for its passion and prowess in the sport, acceptance of … [Read more...]

Global Human Trafficking, a Modern form of Slavery

Steve McQueen, director of this year’s Oscar winner for best film “12 Years A Slave,” mentioned in his acceptance speech last month that 21 million people are living in slavery today. That quoted figure comes from the 2012 report issued by the United Nation’s International Labor Organization (ILO) that has been attempting to gather international data for over a decade now. In the Asia-Pacific region where most of the world’s forced laborers come from at 56%, an estimated 11.7 million people, … [Read more...]

International Widow’s Day – June 23

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2014 Partners’ Forum – Johannesburg, (June 30/July1)

Violence against Women Intimate partner and sexual violence against women Introduction The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Intimate partner violence refers to behavior by an intimate partner or ex-partner that … [Read more...]

4 reasons why, Women should Support other Women

It saddens me when I hear that along with the challenges we face as women in business, that we are not supporting each other as well as we could. “I am in competition with no-one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone else. I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday.” They say that the best leaders empower and develop the people around them. If that’s the criteria then in fact, no matter our role in life, we all have the potential to be a … [Read more...]

Need: Compelling Stories of Gender Based Violence

A call out to the World Pulse community, and an opportunity to be heard! We are looking for personal or personally-observed stories or articles within the topic of Violence Against Women/Gender Based Violence that contain a message of hope, a vision, action steps, or are solutions-oriented. Understanding that there is very real and rampant heartache surrounding these issues, we are also wanting to highlight insights and success stories. So many of you around the world have taken steps to … [Read more...]

THE SURVIVOR STORIES PROJECT, VAW

THE SURVIVOR STORIES PROJECT: Christine Davis, 46, Germany and USA The Pixel Project is proud to present the Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project in honour of Mother’s Day 2014. The project runs throughout the month of May 2014 and features an interview per day with a survivor of any form of violence against women (VAW) including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation, forced/child marriage, sex trafficking, breast ironing etc. A total of 31 VAW survivor … [Read more...]

World Indigenous Conferences 2014

Exciting line up of more than fifty guest speakers revealed for this year’s World Indigenous Health Conference in Cairns Queensland Australia on 15th – 17th December 2014 at Pullman Cairns International Hotel. The conference is hosted by Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) with great line up of speakers from around Australia and internationally. The event is based upon the principal belief that indigenous health must be approached from a holistic view, which encumbers body, … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day TCP‏

Happy Mother's Day our Dear beautiful Mother, Courtney Leigh Hewitt. We miss you, we love you, we feel your presence everywhere and today, although we can't embrace you, smell your perfume, we know you are always and forever here with us! What we are able to shower you with today are all the beautiful proclamations and awards given in your honor! Even after your death, your voice is synonymous and radiates around the world as people learn what a loving, caring and compassionate mother you … [Read more...]

“I feel HEARD on World Pulse‏” Lydia of the Philippines

World Pulse exists because of the financial support of the women and men of our global network, including Lydia who gives $1 every month. Will you join with Lydia and begin your own monthly contributions right now? One click from a partner website introduced Lydia to World Pulse, and with many subsequent clicks she felt heard and encouraged by our online community. She even connected with US researchers who sought her expertise using the Internet for change: “I was able to contribute to … [Read more...]

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