International Day of Democracy, 15 September

2014 Theme: Engaging Young People on Democracy Democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives. While democracies share common features, there is no single model of democracy. Activities carried out by the United Nations in support of efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate democracy are undertaken in accordance with the UN … [Read more...]

I Am A Ukrainian, This Needs To Go Viral

I am not a Ukrainian. But, the creator of this video is and it should make us all feel like we are. Watch it. Share it. Send it to your representatives. It’s not your problem. True. But all of our collective voices might be part of the solution. Related Thought Kiev2 Admit It, You Have No Idea What's Going On In Ukraine Right Now This article will fill your knowledge gap. The first thing you should know is that Ukrainian protests make Occupy Wall Street look like a play date. If … [Read more...]

Nelson Mandela – MAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful example of empathy, faith, kindness, intelligence, perserverence and strength. Rising above extraordinary circumstance and false persecutions, this awakened male energy thrives teaching our world what true forgiveness and integrity and love really is. Always maintaining his dignity and self respect, entering into the land of politics in South Africa, this man never wavered in his devotion to democracy, equality … [Read more...]

Women and Democracy: Past, Present, Future

Women Mobilizing the Third Wave of Democratization For the past twenty-five years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of women who are politically mobilized, a trend that has coincided with the so-called Third Wave of Democratization. These “notes for discussion” address two basic questions: What is the impact of women’s mobilization on the process of democratization? How has the process of democratization affected women’s movements and agendas? The analysis is … [Read more...]

Women’s full participation essential to conflict resolution and economic recovery

Sahel Conference says Women’s full participation essential to conflict resolution and economic recovery UN Women Brussels, April 2013 – Some 40 women from the Sahel met today to underline the crucial contributions women from the region are making to economic recovery, political stability and conflict prevention, and to explore ways to enhance their role in these areas. Organized by the European Union, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahel and UN Women, the … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

  A Celebration of Women™   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this awe inspiring WOMAN of ACTION, through our Tribute here.   WOMAN of ACTION™     Daw Aung San Suu Kyi   "She inspired a generation who were desperate for change." -Martin Smith about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi     Aung San Suu Kyi was born in 1945 in Yangon, Myanmar, what was formerly recognized as Rangoon. She was educated in India and England, where she attended the University of Oxford. There, she … [Read more...]

Canada-United Kingdom – “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”

Canada-United Kingdom joint declaration “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”       September 22, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario We, the Prime Ministers of Canada and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, met in Ottawa on September 22, 2011, and have together endorsed this second Joint Declaration between our two countries. Our meeting today reinvigorates our strategic partnership. The bond between our countries has been … [Read more...]

Syria – no blood for oil‏ , Avaaz.org ~ Take Action!

Syria - no blood for oil‏ , Avaaz.org   Syria’s bloody crackdown is fueled by oil revenue from Europe. EU-wide oil sanctions would cripple Syria’s ability to continue the killing.Click here to demand EU leaders impose immediate oil sanctions: For months, Syria's brutal President Assad has paid henchmen to wage war on his own people. Governments across the world have condemned these atrocities, but key European leaders could cut off the cash flow that finances this … [Read more...]

ELIZABETH MAY ~ Female Party Leader Excluded From Debates

    Where is our basic Freedom of Speech, why the exclusion?   Is there a hidden agenda here?      Just yesterda,  I read that Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader Canada was excluded from the televised debates that will take place. May is understandably in shock. "News that I will not be allowed to participate in the debates. In shock at the moment. I will be in those debates," May wrote on Twitter. Marco Dubé, a spokesman for the broadcast consortium that hosts the debates, confirmed the … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Canada celebrates Commonwealth Day!

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Commonwealth Day   March 14, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today to mark Commonwealth Day:   “Today, Canada celebrates a long and rewarding history with our Commonwealth partners around the world. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada – the head of the Organization – remains a symbol of the free association of independent countries. Together, we share mutual goals in the areas of … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Of One Accord

          The protesters at Cairo's Tahrir Square are Women     This morning I was surprised to hear on The Current, a CBC radio program that most of the protesters at Cairo's Tahrir Square are women. These women are showing courage. Egyptian women continue to play a crucial role in anti-government demonstrations that have shaken the country ( http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=185259215).     Women are seen holding up signs, carrying children, chanting and waving flags.   They … [Read more...]

(PMO)Canada – Statement on recent events in Egypt

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on recent events in Egypt   February 1, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today on recent events in Egypt: “Following President Mubarak’s announcement today that he will not seek re-election, Canada reiterates its support for the Egyptian people as they transition to new leadership and a promising future. “Canada supports universal values – including freedom, democracy and justice – and the right … [Read more...]

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