Balkans struggle ~ Women suffer

A new UNHCR report reveals that over 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq are headed by women alone. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres paid a visit to Awah, who is raising her children on her own in Amman. Explore Woman Alone “Syrian refugee women are the glue holding together a broken society. Their strength is extraordinary, but they are struggling alone. Their voices are an appeal for help and protection which cannot be ignored.” Keep up … [Read more...]

Excuses keep your relationships ‘off track’

If you truly have a desire to have your relationship work, you cannot allow yourself to offer excuses. No excuses! There are only results or reasons why. The reasons why are the excuses we come up with to avoid taking responsibility for our relationship and to avoid doing something we may be afraid to do and know must be done. Just do what must be done! What is YOUR hesitation? Copyright © 2014 - Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry's books, "How to Really Love the One … [Read more...]

Christ Consciousness is our Universal Destiny!

The human mind has spiritual currents running through its thought streams. These streams contain vital information from Spirit that is highly valuable to humans. Spirit is the source of everything TRUE, BEAUTIFUL, and GOOD and conveys these ideals through the human mind that intersect with a person’s beliefs, helping the individual ascend into the higher information that uplifts and improves the quality of life. In human life, spiritual growth is achieved by aligning with these spiritual … [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...]

Iraq, displaced girls/women face increasing risk of sexual violence, UN warns

An estimated 20,000 women and girls in Iraq are at an increased risk of sexual violence as a result of the mounting crisis in northern and western parts of the country, warned the United Nations today, urging immediate action to ensure their protection. “We must act immediately to ensure that women and girls are protected from sexual violence,” said Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, stressing that the international community must not wait for cases to … [Read more...]

Battered Women, “It’s in Your Hands”

Battered Women’s Support Services is making an impact one woman at a time. We contribute to the freedom and liberation of girls and women from violence and to empower our community through training and education programs. For over 30 years, we have been providing counselling and healing spaces for those who have experienced abuse. To help women build strength and resiliency, we work on systemic advocacy, law reform, in-class youth engagement programs and we operate a social enterprise … [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...]

Father’s Day Gift HE will actually want ;)

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. The Best Things in Life are FREE Hey, Dads everywhere REALLY wanted Your Love for Father's Day this year, first and foremost! It's that time of … [Read more...]

What is a Father? ~ Sally B. Williams

What Is A Father? © Sally B. Williams A father is a person who loves and respects you. He is honest and he never neglects you. He is the greatest that your eyes will ever see. No other man like him will there ever be. When you are in your bedroom and scared at night; A father comes in to let you know that everything is alright. Education is important so stay in school hanging out on the streets is not so cool. Listen to me son, so the day you become a man. Like me you will do … [Read more...]

Fatherhood is a State of Being, not a Happening

In honor of the upcoming Celebration named: Father's Day on JUNE 15, we are sharing some thoughts of positive action so our 'Dads' can THRIVE. Love, Laugh, Listen and Learn The quality of Love, Laughter, Listening and Learning within a family are the key factors in its happiness and success. These four values are the foundation of any happy, healthy family and society. The family is the most basic and important unit of any society or nation. Without healthy, functioning families, a … [Read more...]

Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada

Trafficking of girls and women is illegal, a human rights violation and an extreme form of violence against women. The solutions to end sex trafficking of girls and women are intrinsically linked to all of our key priorities: helping women transition out of poverty; ending violence against women; building strong, resilient girls; and public education and advocacy. The Canadian Women's Foundation is investing nearly $2 million over three years to provide funding to organizations, conduct … [Read more...]

Sharon Mather – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, NEW ZEALANDER - BORN BRED IN SOUTH AFRICA   WOMAN of ACTION™       Sharon Mather Pacific Co-Founder & VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE's Representative in Australia & New Zealand         ​Five years ago, she decided to "change her whole life" - closed down her business, put all her precious cargo into storage, and walk away from her safe space - her home and … [Read more...]

Celebrating Saskia Röell, Great Moms Circle

Every now and again someone stands out to me that I MUST share with you. It’s not for money, and there’s NO way that I am getting paid to share this. I’m sending you this email because if you are married with kids and want a closer loving, connected relationship with your children and have a desire to fall in love with your man again, then this is for you! Please meet Saskia Röell. Here’s why I am sharing her with you. Saskia has been a client for three years, and I’ve not only … [Read more...]

Motherhood and Spirituality

Motherhood and Spirituality "amen! ah, the spirituality of sweeping. what encounters of the everyday connect you to the presence of God, the Holy, or the Creative Spirit?" life in motherhood Spirituality is a personal journey, except in cultures where it is embedded within the grid of daily life. Then the living itself becomes the journey into wisdom. The biggest gift of being born Indian for me has been to see the sacred within the mundane whenever possible. Elevating … [Read more...]

Parents Fight for 200 Daughters, Nigeria

Girls in CARE program, Guzha Primary School, Zimbabwe. © Josh Estey/CARE Parents Fight For Missing Daughters It's been three weeks since more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria were abducted from their dorm rooms at night – and have yet to be rescued. Hundreds of mothers and fathers are taking to the streets, demanding the return of their missing girls. It's heart-breaking to imagine how they must feel, not knowing if they will ever see their daughters again. It's even more … [Read more...]

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