Amnesty International Day, celebrated May 28

Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles 18 and 19, it announced a campaign on "Appeal for Amnesty, 1961" and called for "common action". Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. The objective of the … [Read more...]

Take Action – Sign petition, stop Horrific Child Abuse in Maldives!

It's horrific! A Maldives court just sentenced a 15-year-old rape survivor to 100 whip lashings. By threatening Maldives politicians' precious tourist income we can save this child and stop these outrageous public floggings. Let's quickly build a one million strong call, then place ads in travel magazines and websites: START HERE. It's hard to believe, but a 15-year-old rape survivor has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let's put an end to this lunacy by hitting … [Read more...]

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...]

Jennifer Phillips – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to finally Celebrate the Life of one of our world's award winning entertainers, earning herself a long list of credits that include being Executive Producer, Producer, Director, Host, and writer in different aspects of the entertainment industry which include live stage show, commercials, music videos, various sports related documentaries, film and television shows. This powerhouse is also a global re-known feminist working not only for women's rights, … [Read more...]

Theresa Spence – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated this day to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's brave women. This indigenous woman carries strong conviction, pure intention with a deep vision that has guided her to Take Action inside her community of Canada's Indigenous peoples, working to help the children and families. Through her efforts the Canadian government is now agreeing to meet with her this Friday, giving us a once-in-a-generation chance to push for real protection for First Nations … [Read more...]

Women in Prison – Recovery through Change

WOMEN IN PRISON The fact that prisoners have higher rates of psychological distress and mental health problems when compared to the general population are well established (Fazel & Danesh, 2002). Needless to say, the rates are much higher in the case of women in custody. Although women still constitute a small minority of the prison population across the world, the number of incarcerated women is increasing (Slotboom et al., 2007). In addition to the common kinds of distress both men … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Jane Iwenofu

A Celebration of Women... is honored to share with the Women of Our World another awesome powerhouse, a young author, women empowerment contributor, cause driven Believer that Faith can change the world..... WOMAN of ACTION 'Faith is the assurance of things hoped for; the conviction of things unseen'. Jane Iwenofu Her favourite quote is: "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for; the conviction of things unseen". She is a Supporter of … [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...]

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...]

Libya: Iman al-Obeidi dragged away for reporting rape‏

Last Saturday, Iman al-Obeidi burst into a Tripoli hotel, telling reporters she had been gang-raped by 15 of Qaddafi's men. She was dragged away by regime thugs, and no one has seen her since. Let’s raise a massive outcry for Turkey, which has helped free other Libyan hostages, to help save Iman. Sign now and forward this email: Last Saturday, a young woman lawyer named Iman al-Obeidi burst into a Tripoli hotel and pleaded with foreign journalists for help, showing bruises and crying that … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Forced Virginity Tests

  WOMEN of our WORLD 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 today called on the Egyptian authorities to … [Read more...]

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