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...]

Woman breaks silence among Fukushima thyroid cancer patients

KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — She's 21, has thyroid cancer, and wants people in her prefecture in northeastern Japan to get screened for it. That statement might not seem provocative, but her prefecture is Fukushima, and of the 173 young people with confirmed or suspected cases since the 2011 nuclear meltdowns there, she is the first to speak out. That near-silence highlights the fear Fukushima thyroid-cancer patients have about being the "nail that sticks out," and thus gets hammered. The … [Read more...]

HIGH Potential for Women Entrepreneurship

Governments across the world are vying to create the their own versions of Silicon Valley--super-hot regions that will spur startup growth and economic activity. But when it comes to harnessing the entrepreneurial ambitions of half the population--women--a new report shows that in many countries, even the most basic preconditions for significant entrepreneurial activity are lacking. The Gender-Global Entrepreneurial Development Index examines legal, economic, and cultural factors that affect … [Read more...]

Khalida Brohi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, film maker for social justice for all women, with a focus on the human rights for Women in Pakistan.       WOMAN of ACTION™       Khalida Brohi She's a Women's Activist and the founder of the Sughar Empowerment Society of Pakistan, dedicated to preserving Pakistan's history - ("Sughar" means "skilled and confident … [Read more...]

When the Best and Brightest Leave India/China, Lorre White

In the 1970s, long before the word “globalization” achieved common currency, the buzzword in India was “brain drain” -- an apparent problem that almost everyone in my family and circle of friends wanted to be part of. Many young men and women educated at highly subsidized public institutions started leaving the country in the 1960s to deepen or monetize their skills in First World countries. Unlike short-term contract workers servicing the construction boom in the Persian Gulf and … [Read more...]

A Guide to China’s Social Media Landscape, Lorre White

Design Mind, citing an April 2012 McKinsey report, has pointed out that China is the world’s most active social media population: 91 percent of people with an internet connection have used a social media site within the last six months, compared with 30 percent in Japan, 67 percent in the United States, and 70 percent in South Korea. Social media has been a presence in China for almost 14 years – since the launch of the Tencent online chat forums. In that span of time, social media … [Read more...]

UN Women’s top official to visit East Asia, 28 May to 4 June

From 28 May to 4 June, Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and UN Assistant Secretary-General, will undertake a week-long official trip covering Malaysia, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Ms. Puri’s first stop will be the “Women Deliver” Conference hosted this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she will speak at the Opening Panel:   “Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health Equals Investing in Economic and Social Progress for Everyone.” At the Conference, Ms. Puri will … [Read more...]

Lao RDR celebrating strategies seen through Women’s Eyes!

Women perspectives on Pro-Rural Poor Public and Private Partnership in Lao PDR. Best practices and successful strategies in Attapeu Province seen through women’s eyes. Hosted by the IFAD – Rural Livelihood Improvement Programme (RLIP), the second edition of the 5-days Learning Route on Pro-Rural Poor Public and Private Partnership started yesterday the 6th of May in Lao PDR. As small streams coming from 5 different provinces from Southern Laos (Champasak, Salavan, Attapeu, Savanakeli, … [Read more...]

Philippines to end ban on formula milk aid

COMPOSTELA VALLEY, 30 April 2013 (IRIN) - Health authorities in the Philippines were vigilant in keeping out infant formula donations when Typhoon Bopha hit last December, but activists are concerned the infant formula industry will succeed in pushing through legislative changes that will allow formula donations in future emergencies, making it harder to convince women in those crises to continue exclusive breastfeeding. Breastfeeding - especially during emergencies - has been medically … [Read more...]

India Activists Taking Action: Demand Justice for All Women!

Peace X Peace is the international organization that lifts and multiplies women’s voices, strengthens women’s capacity to connect across divides, promotes leadership and gender equity, and nurtures a global network of peace builders in 120 countries. “We do not need protesters and activists fighting for us after we are raped or almost killed. We need them to fight for rights that make sure such cases never occur.” The sensationalized news about Delhi gang rape has stirred the minds of many. … [Read more...]

Confucianism and WOMEN

LEARNING TO BE HUMAN  Tu Wei-ming, “A Confucian Perspective on Learning to be Human”   Confucian Thought: Selfhood as Creative Transformation (Albany: 1985), 51-66 The Confucian commitment to the human community is firm and comprehensive. This commitment means that the whole Confucian enterprise begins with the person living here and now. It also means that the person in ordinary daily existence is the basis for the full realization of humanity. The Confucian insistence that … [Read more...]

Women at a self-help group meeting in India

ROME, Italy – When Ratnamma, a soft-spoken woman from a poor rural community in India, noted that all five of her children have been educated – two of them at university level – the audience, understandably, erupted into applause. Yet hers is just one among many, perhaps millions, of similar stories lived by women and their families in several Indian states. Such stories are possible because the Government of India and its international partners decided to think big. Equally important, they … [Read more...]

CHINA on track to skyrocket, McKinsey & Co. to reach $11 Trillion

Lorre White reports: “WHAT’S NEXT FOR CHINA?” China is on track to getting richer, and discretionary spending will continue to skyrocket. The country’s GDP is currently around $6 trillion. Within the next 7 years, McKinsey & Co. suspects it will reach $11 trillion or – as they say – the equivalent of two Germanys. As people get wealthier, discretionary spending increases. Service-related industries are expected to benefit the most. In particular, “sectors such as leisure (defined as … [Read more...]

Bhutanese Midwife, Thailand’s Experience: A notebook of ideas

LOEI, Thailand — After four days of trekking from his village by foot, a two-day bus ride across Bhutan, an international flight to Bangkok and a long van ride, Sonam finally arrived at this mountainous province in northeastern Thailand. The midwife from Gelephu, a small village in eastern Bhutan, was one of more than 20 Bhutanese health professionals selected to participate in a technical training on reproductive health care services. The programme, supported by UNFPA, is part of a … [Read more...]

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