“3 Keys to take back your life, after dating violence”, Aime Hutton

I call myself a 'phoenix rising' out of the ashes of my own life time and time again... Yes, I am now an inspirational/international keynote speaker, empowerment leader, international best-selling author, and a Canadian Ambassador for a global campaign. I didn’t start out that way. Like many I’ve been through some crazy up and downs. Right out of the gate even, back in 1976 I was born 3 months early, with a birth weight of 1 pound 12 ounces. The doctors said I would never live 24hrs, and … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Take Action!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month will continue this year as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. The observed month has been running since 1995 when several organizations including the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence united to tackle the problem. Why is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so important? AM I BEING ABUSED? Does your partner: embarrasses the other person with put-downs looks or acts in ways that are … [Read more...]

Cindy Stradling CSP, CPC – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman, one that has risen above her own challenges, hardships; and like the phoenix has soared into the stratosphere out of the ashes transformed, stronger than ever before. Today, sharing her life experience, she devotes her time to bettering the lives of all Women in her community, offering them a 'hand up' and not a 'hand out'. Domestic and sexual abuse is a dark passage to go through, and 7 - 10 women will … [Read more...]

Rebeca Grynspan, “That’s the development message we have to give.”

Violence Against Women also hurts business and development | Suki Beavers & Benjamin Kumpf Violence against Women and Girls is a human rights violation – and this should be enough to trigger dedicated action. But this widespread violence also causes economic and development problems that remain invisible in most debates. A SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVOR IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. AFTER RECEIVING PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT A MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMMUNITY CENTRE, SHE … [Read more...]

International Anti-Street Harassment Week, April 7-13

For the second consecutive year, The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is a co-sponsoring organization of International Anti-Street Harassment Week with Meet Us On the Street. From April 7-13, 2013, thousands of women and men across the United States and throughout the world in cities such as Cairo, Delhi, Istanbul, Montreal, Oslo, and Sana’a will participate in International Anti-Street Harassment Week to collectively raise awareness about gender-based street harassment. By collectively … [Read more...]

Pushing the frontiers on the elimination of violence against women

Pushing the frontiers on the elimination of violence against women: the upcoming Commission on the Status of Women and the importance of international cooperation Statement by Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at Regional Conference on the Istanbul Convention. Istanbul to host UN center for women's rights - LIVE IMAGE "Excellencies, Honourable parliamentarians, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, Allow me to start by paying tribute to all those … [Read more...]

Roxanne Williams ~ The Dragon Whisperer – A Pathway to Healing

A Celebration of Women™  asks all the Women of our World to welcome Roxanne Williams, our newest writer, videographer and more ...  This wonderful Power of Example has joined A Celebration of Women™'s team of creative contributors, and we are delighted to have her!!   Video with Heart ~ please enjoy and comment. Please Welcome Roxanne with open arms and a warm, lion heart, ladies.     I Hope For A World With More Love, More Joy, And Laughter    This video was … [Read more...]

Poem and Video Launch Event with Wendy Ladd – Nov. 23, 2012

One Response to There Comes A Time – Poem and Video Launch Event with Wendy Ladd!       There will be a drop off area for gently used clothing for babies, children, men and women, so what better time to clean out your closets and bring with you to the event. There will also be a silent auction, light food and refreshments. The event is free, however a suggested minimum donation of $20 for CCAA would be appreciated. Click HERE to register for this … [Read more...]

Karen Pegler – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this Canadian unsung heroin, a woman that has risen above her own challenges, coming our on top of it all. Abuse survivor, having to re-build her life with two children by her side, she went back to school - achieved! We are elated to have her now here today, to help the Women of our World !!!     WOMAN of ACTION™     Karen Pegler     Born in Millbrook, Ont 1960. Raised on a dairy … [Read more...]

Violence is not always Visible, Henriette Eiby Christensen

How Anger (and education) Saved Me From Suicide   Six years ago, I came out of a 12-year verbally abusive relationship not knowing what had happened.  First relief, then not understanding why I felt so bad, and kept feeling like the world would be a better place without me in it. Then ANGER.   No way was I going to let him continue to have that kind of power over me – I had to understand everything, not only for myself, but also for my three children. And so I started writing and … [Read more...]

Safe Cities: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2012

"Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls." Port Moresby is one of five pilot cities -- along with Quito, Kigali, New Delhi and Cairo -- participating in UN Women's Global Programme "Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls." Operating successfully since its December 2010 launch, the project, entitled "Port Moresby: A Safer City for Women and Girls," aims to develop, test, evaluate and disseminate a model that makes cities safer for women and girls. Port Moresby … [Read more...]

Vicky Lynn Darden – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman. A survivor in many areas of life, here is a perfect example of one that makes a decision to Take Action and use the experiences that life can toss to us, at us and through us; using these events collectively as the molding kiln to grow into the Woman we were destined to BE.   WOMAN of ACTION™ Vicky Lynn Darden   Hello everyone, my name is Vicky, I am a cancer survivor on a … [Read more...]

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