It May Still Be a Man’s World but You Can Succeed as a Woman – Here’s How

As women, we know how long and how hard we’ve struggled to be recognized for who we are and what we can do. Those rights weren’t won easily and the battle is ongoing to this day. As the old Virginia Slims slogan has it, “You’ve come a long way, baby,” but never lose sight of the fact that there’s a long way yet to go. Even though there are a greater number of women in high ranking positions around the world, if you were to do a study, you’d see that men still outnumber us at least 10:1, and … [Read more...]

UN WOMEN – Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012-2013 Annual report cover photo © Chris de Bode/Panos Pictures The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information. PDF version: English Order Printed/Published Version Languages Available: English Bibliographic Information Subject … [Read more...]

CEDAW, “General discussion on rural Women” (contribution call)

On the occasion of its 56th session, to be held in Geneva from 30 September to 18 October 2013, on 7 October 2013 the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold a half-day general discussion on rural women (article 14 of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women). The aim of the half-day general discussion is to commence the Committee’s process of elaborating a "General Recommendation on Rural Women". The purpose of the general … [Read more...]

Michaëlle Jean – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful example of a woman that can rise above extraordinary circumstance and achieve leadership at the top of her class. Throughout the life of this woman, her prevailing mission has been for the betterment of the lives of those around her, within her scope and beyond. Starting out in journalism, writing of the world moving through life to the highest of stations, this woman will always be celebrated at a human of … [Read more...]

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, 17th Grant Cycle

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle (2012) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks — including non-governmental, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions — and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a … [Read more...]

NORD February 2011 eNEWS

  Forward this to a friend February 2011 eNews Countdown Begins to Rare Disease Day 2011 Across the nation and around the world, the rare disease community is preparing for Rare Disease Day 2011. To show your support, click on the countdown device to get a version that you can post on your website or blog. If you haven’t done so lately, be sure to visit the U.S. Rare Disease Day website and the global Rare Disease Day site to see what’s happening in the U.S. and around the … [Read more...]

UN WOMEN – Jobs

Jobs Position:Location: Contract: Post Level: Languages: Deadline Start Date: Duration: TOR and application: Project CoordinatorSarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Service contract SB-5 Bosnian and English 7 February 2011 1 March 2011 1 year with possibility for extension http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=21305 Position: Location: Contract: Languages: Deadline Start Date: Duration: TOR and application: Local Consultant for Support and … [Read more...]

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