Emma Watson celebrates HeForShe success with Call to Action

Emma Watson just announced a new phase of #HeForShe, calling on new allies in support of gender equality. WATCH the full speech from Davos now. I am a Pakistani, Living in Pakistan. As you all know, Pakistan has one of the highest crime rate in the world. Over here, Patriarchal system, and Harassment against women is "Proudly" practiced. Men are killing Women on the name of Islam. So you should know that in Pakistan, it is VERY difficult to change the society since Sexism practice is … [Read more...]

Athena Gepte, Emergency Response Coordinator ACCORD

I'm writing today because I want to coordinate a surprise for my colleagues and volunteers responding to the typhoon here in the Philippines and I'm hoping to get your help. All you need to do is hit reply to this email to send a note of thanks to those who are giving their time to help. Just let them know what their work means to you. I'll make sure your note gets delivered into their hands where you're sure to boost spirits all around. One of the most remarkable aspects of working … [Read more...]

Call to Action: UN Women pledges to protect Women and Girls

Call to Action: Executive Director pledges UN Women commitment to protect women and girls in emergencies Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka pledged the strong commitment of UN Women to protect women and girls in emergencies at an international meeting on 13 November in London. At the Call to Action event, “Keep Her Safe”, organized by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), she pledged that UN Women would work with partners to ensure that women’s rights and needs are … [Read more...]

Russian Duma urged to Take Action scrapping Bill on “homosexuality propaganda”

United Nations human rights experts on Friday called on the Russian Parliament, the Duma, to discard a draft bill that could compromise the rights of the LGBT community. The experts on freedom of expression, human rights defenders, cultural rights and the right to health warned that the bill may undermine the enjoyment and promotion of human rights in Russia, unjustifiably singling out the LGBT community –lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people — who have increasingly become … [Read more...]

UN Women and Latin American Development Bank sign cooperation agreement

On the sidelines of the Rio+20 Conference this week, UN Women and the Latin American Development Bank (CAF) signed an agreement with the aim of strengthening the work developed by both organizations in the area of poverty reduction. In recent years, Latin America has achieved significant gains in poverty reduction. However, there is still a persistent social debt with regard to the levels of inequality. To address this and to integrate a gender perspective in the reduction of wealth gaps, the … [Read more...]

Community Call to Private Sector Support – Melody C. Barnes

  National HIV/AIDS Strategy     When President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (PDF 1.2MB) in July 2010, he said, “The Federal government can’t do this alone, nor should it. Success will require the commitment of governments at all levels, businesses, faith communities, philanthropy, the scientific and medical communities, educational institutions, people living with HIV, and others.” Clearly, success at achieving our aggressive goals in the Strategy depends not only on Federal … [Read more...]

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