International Women’s Day Celebration 2017, MARCH 5

SUPPORTED CHARITY The Assaulted Women’s Helpline began serving women in the Greater Toronto area in 1985. With increased demand in April 2002, we expanded across Ontario. We provide crisis counselling, emotional support, safety planning, information, and referrals to approximately 48,000 callers annually. The AWHL seeks to break down barriers to service faced by immigrant and refugee women, women living with disAbilities, Aboriginal women, LGBT women, and women of colour. To this end, we … [Read more...]

AGM & Conference, Nov 7th-9th, 2014 in Toronto

"Our AGM & Conference Weekend is happening THIS WEEK November 7th-9th, 2014 in Toronto! DON'T MISS Sunday's Conference!!! Special guests include: Keynote Speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace. Kerr is presently the chief executive of anti-poverty agency ActionAid International in Johannesburg, South Africa, that works in almost 50 countries with a global staff of 2,800 people. Previously she was a policy director at Oxfam Canada and the executive director at the Association of Women’s … [Read more...]

Scientist Julienne Stroeve, 24 months to save the world‏

This may be the most important email I've ever written to you. Scientist Julienne Stroeve has studied Arctic ice for decades. Every summer she travels to north to measure how much ice has melted. She knows that climate change is melting the ice fast, but a recent trip surprised even her. Vast areas of Arctic ice have disappeared, beyond our worst expectations. This is what the experts warned us about. As the earth warms, it creates many "tipping points" that accelerate the warming out of … [Read more...]

IHP Climate Workshop – Latin America, 20-22 August 2013

Climate Change Impacts in Major Mountainous Regions of the World The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is taking the lead to implement UNESCO’s contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation through an intersectoral project entitled "Climate Change Impacts in Major Mountainous Regions of the World: Multidisciplinary Network for Adaptation Strategies (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe)". The overall objective of this project is to contribute to enhanced resilience to … [Read more...]

A BRICS Bank for Development, Meetika Srivastava

A BRICS bank for development BRIC which was first used in the year 2001 as an acronym in the Goldman Sachs’s Global Economics paper No. 66 titled “The World Needs Better Economic BRICs” has now become an important bloc comprising of EMERGING POWERS of the world’s new economic order. It has a prominent economy of Latin America i.e., Brazil - a store house of raw materials, the Chinese Dragon; the fastest growing Asian economy and the second largest world economy after the US, the … [Read more...]

LaPaz – BOLIVIA, Rural Women are Taking Action!

This month, I was on a design mission for ASAP-ACCESOS programme in Bolivia, and I got the chance to participate in a meeting of rural women that the IFAD country office organized in La Paz on March 15th, in collaboration with FAO, WFP, UNIDO, UN-WOMEN and PRAIA. The objective of the one-day event was to share, disseminate and replicate successful experiences of Bolivian women. Almost 80 participants came to present their managerial experiences that resulted in economic returns, to describe … [Read more...]

Celebrating International Day of Forests – March 21, 2013

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day will celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. Click here for the full text of the UN Resolution. Today is the first International Day of … [Read more...]

International Day for Disaster Reduction, Women & Girls: [in]Visible Force of Resilience

On 13 October, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) will be an occasion to pay tribute to millions of girls and women around the world who are on the frontline making their communities and societies resilient to the impacts of disasters and the effects of climate change. Driven by the theme Women and Girls: the [in]Visible Force of Resilience, IDDR 2012 draws attention to the fact that their efforts to protect and rebuild their communities before, and after, disasters are … [Read more...]

NIGERIA: Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Nigeria Sofoluwe, Abayomi Olumade Ph.D, Dept. of Educational Management University of Ilorin, Nigeria E-mail: aosofoluwe@yahoo.com or aosofoluwe@unilorin.edu.ng Abstract The main purpose of this paper is to examine climate change and sustainable development in Nigeria. This was necessary because, Nigerians are increasingly being confronted with number of challenges which demand urgent attention. These challenges tend to be … [Read more...]

Getting to the heart of gender issues in climate change and food security research

Getting to the heart of gender issues  in climate change and food security research   http://www.flickr.com/photos/ciat/6520241221/in/set-72157621109895145 by Moushumi Chaudhury We are just beginning to understand how a changing climate can impact rural men and women quite differently in different agricultural systems across Africa and Asia. This is partly due to the differing roles and responsibilities men and women have in various cultures vis-a-vis food production, … [Read more...]

Education must play a part in combating climate change, UNICEF-UK

Climate change poses a serious threat to efforts to reduce global poverty.   According to the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change, the changing climate will have widespread effects on human life and ecosystems. It brings heat waves, flooding, droughts, intense tropical cyclones, rising sea levels, and damages biodiversity. Vulnerable groups like children living in poverty in countries with weak governance and poor education systems are the hardest hit by climate change. … [Read more...]

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