Kate Garber – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman leader that is devoting her life to the betterment of our youth, with a focus on the issue of the Human Trafficking of girls/women in the U.K. Being the Founder of UNSEEN, regarded as an expert in the perils of Human Trafficking, this woman devotes her life to the eradication of this form of human slavery; leading the charge to help young women reach out to freedom and safety.     WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Yorkshire Pudding Day, 2 Feb 2014

Each February, the first Sunday of the month is designated British Yorkshire Pudding Day.  And being a Yorkshire lass this is really a day that could not pass without celebration.  It's a long time since I lived in Yorkshire, but one thing that I haven't forgotten is how to make good old Yorkshire puddings and they are a great reminder of my Yorkshire roots. The Yorkshire pudding was traditionally made in a large tin, rather than the individual puddings that we are familiar with today.  Often … [Read more...]

Black History Month celebrated in OCTOBER

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October. Negro History Week (1926) The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Boy! Catherine gave birth to future heir

The 'birth of an heir' in a family is enough to cause even the most mild mannered members to have their say and throw a hissy fit, imagine if the child is to be the third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom? This is where the hard work really starts, and we are wondering how will Kate fare as Royal Mother and not just Royal oven? Photo Credits: Alison Jackson Though William and Kate were hoping for their first born to be welcomed in a more “bourgeois” way, (Kate’s influence … [Read more...]

WALK for WOMEN – London July 21 – Hyde Park on 27th

Walk for Women - be a part of something amazing this summer!   100 years ago in 1913, 50,000 women from all across Britain walked to London and converged in Hyde Park. They were making a powerful statement to government that women wanted the vote. They 'Took Action'; they made a positive change. This summer in 2013, let’s remember those women, and all the women who fought to give us all a voice. Let’s walk, let’s dream, let's celebrate! One hundred years ago thousands of women … [Read more...]

UK’s new Visa Policy, Meetika Srivastava

THE news broke, Monday, that the UK government plans imposing a visa bond on nationals of some countries intending to travel to the UK. According to the report, from November, nationals of Nigeria, India, Ghana, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will have to post a bond of N723,000 or £3,000 ($4,600 or 3,500 euros at current exchange rates). The Home Secretary, Theresa May, made the proposal which targeted nationals of the countries tagged as “high-risk.” Home Secretary Theresa May who last … [Read more...]

Barbara Taylor Bradford – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman that knew from a very young age who she was, what she wanted to do with her life, and Took Action to follow her calling.    A woman leader and a woman far ahead of her times, this power of example has thrived through the most successful of literary careers, still managing to find time to work diligently in the realm of charity; in areas of breast cancer and literacy for all.         WOMAN … [Read more...]

Baroness Thatcher’s funeral April 17th, attended by Queen

'Well-known hymns and poems will mark next Wednesday's funeral of Baroness Thatcher', Downing Street says. Latest details of the ceremony include the hymns He Who Would Valiant Be, I Vow to Thee My Country and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. Readings will include: Wordsworth's Intimations of Immortality and TS Eliot's Little Gidding. T. S. Eliot Little Gidding V We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And … [Read more...]

Margaret Thatcher dies: Politics blog

Margaret Thatcher dies: Politics blog The Press Association has filed an obituary from Chris Moncrieff, its former political editor. Here is how it starts. Margaret Thatcher was the woman who, virtually single-handed and in the space of one tumultuous decade, transformed a nation. In the view of her many admirers, she thrust a strike-infested half-pace Britain back among the front-runners in the commanding peaks of the industrial nations of the world. Her detractors, many of them … [Read more...]

London Committee of UK NC, UN Women – Annual General Meeting 2013

16 Apr 2013 Guest speaker: Marai Larasi MBE The London Committee of the UK National Committee for UN Women is delighted to invite London members and supporters to join us for our AGM to hear about our work during 2012, our plans for 2013 and how you can be involved. After the AGM we are pleased to welcome Marai Larasi MBE as our guest speaker. Marai is the Executive Director of Imkaan, a UK-based national second tier organization dedicated to challenging violence against black, minority … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve 2013, what is happening around the globe?

Happy New Year !!! Sydney's skyline erupted in fireworks as Australia ushered in 2013 on Tuesday, while extravagant displays soon followed in Hong Kong and Beijing, and even the once-isolated country of Myanmar joined the party for the first time in decades. Asia greeted the new year with an atmosphere of renewed optimism despite the "fiscal cliff" impasse of spending cuts and tax increases threatening to reverberate globally from the United States and the tattered economies of Europe, … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates London Holiday Teas

Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea (or low tea) in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle, though Charles II of England's wife Catherine of Braganza is often credited with introducing tea to the court upon her arrival in 1662. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea or low tea had developed into its current form … [Read more...]

Suzanne Fernando – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this amazing woman, one that has risen above extraordinary circumstance not only once, but twice. A Cervical Cancer Survivor that has Taken Action, and used her experience to devote the balance of her life to helping other women.  Her courage and strength has enabled her to become Scotland's first Cancer Research UK Ambassador and am now a qualified Cervical Cancer Support Group Leader.     WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Diamond Jubilee – 60 years on throne!!!

WINDSOR CASTLE, UK (CBS)- Monday's an important day for Queen Elizabeth. It's the 60th Anniversary of the day she became Britain's monarch. And starting tomorrow, a new photo exhibit shows this stoic figure at work and at play. Queen Elizabeth the Second is about to open the doors of Windsor Castle to the public on display a royal collection of candid photographs. PHOTO Name: Queen Elizabeth II Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Born: April 21, 1926 at 17, Bruton Street, … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Day – This year’s theme is ‘Women as Agents of Change’

    Commonwealth Day      Celebrated March 14, 2011      A Celebration of Women honors the Commonwealth and Celebrates this years Theme of 2011    The idea of a designated day each year to celebrate the Empire was first put forward in 1894 by the Canadian branch of the Royal Colonial Institute (now the Royal Commonwealth Society). Clementina Fessenden, the wife of Ontario Minister of Education, Senator George W. Ross, promoted a scheme for children to commemorate the Empire on one day each … [Read more...]

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