Tracy Redies – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this award winning Canadian that has reached above most in the corporate world among women and has thrived, leading in a world traditionally worked by men. As a leader among women, one of her passions dictates that improving the prospects of young women in Canada, namely 'education, financial literacy, internships, and business leadership.' This four time recipient of WXN's Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award is … [Read more...]

“Every woman is beautiful.”

"In A Celebration of Womankind Worldwide I would like to share with all of you this beautiful story close to my heart, as it often occurs to my mind that we do need to celebrate and honor women in all spheres of life every single day!" ~ Meetika Srivastava A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman”, she told him. “I don’t understand”, he said. His mum just hugged him and said, “And you never will’’. Later the little boy asked his father, “Why … [Read more...]

Gender Matters – To Me and To Development

G-SPOTS Preetha Prabhakaran says: If asked to pick on one single moment or event in my life that has been influenced by my gender, I would find it an impossible task. This is because gender has worked like an invisible force, underlining my actions and behaviours for as long as I can remember. It claimed me at birth, like a second mother, and it has lived with me ever since. It has been a constant voice in my head, shaping my sense-of-self and moulding my capabilities, limitations, … [Read more...]

VERONICA, Forgive and Release

Forgive and Release "Often through life there is a tendency to carry the vibrational baggage of past moments. It is the intention to go through the baggage to remove things no longer necessary to the journey. However, this often is not the case. Past indiscretions, arguments, decisions, etc., can often fill your perspective so fully that it becomes difficult to be in the present moment. Being in a physical life was meant to have movement. Standing still … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Yin & Yang

"What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.” Susan Sontag. … [Read more...]

Misogyny – ‘Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate’ @ Michelle Zobel

    Misogyny      Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate   This essay by Michelle Zobel for the course Mysticism and Magic in Medieval and Renaissance Italy was selected from the Director's List of Best Papers at Richmond in Florence, Spring semester, 2009. Its focus is on the subordinate status of women in the past and the religious motivations for this treatment in the Jewish and the Christian traditions.   'When analyzing the texts and development of the Jewish and Christian … [Read more...]

‘Cultural Tradition’ is No Excuse for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

'Cultural Tradition' is No Excuse for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talking about the progress toward ending female genital mutilation/cutting. WASHINGTON, D. C. --- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that there is no cultural justification for female genital cutting, a practice that is sometimes referred to as female circumcision. Secretary Clinton says governments and non-governmental … [Read more...]

Misogyny – ‘Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate’ @ Michelle Zobel

    Misogyny      Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate   This essay by Michelle Zobel for the course Mysticism and Magic in Medieval and Renaissance Italy was selected from the Director's List of Best Papers at Richmond in Florence, Spring semester, 2009. Its focus is on the subordinate status of women in the past and the religious motivations for this treatment in the Jewish and the Christian traditions.   'When analyzing the texts and development of the Jewish and Christian … [Read more...]

INDIA: Mizoram, women need treatment ~ Addiction, HIV/AIDS, Take Action!

North east India: Recognizing female injecting drug users August 2011 - Twenty-two year old Chawngmawii from Mizoram state, north east India left home when she was sixteen. Having suffered abuse while growing up, she started living on the streets and became addicted to injecting drugs. Chawngmawii turned to sex work to support her drug habit and was diagnosed with HIV in 2008. With the help of a local organisation, Chawngmawii started visiting a centre that catered … [Read more...]

IWHC, Stories of Youth Advocacy‏

  To round out the United Nations International Year of Youth we are highlighting the stories of youth health and rights advocates from around the world on our blog Akimbo for the next few weeks. In December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 64/134 proclaiming the year commencing 12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth. The resolution calls upon governments, civil society, individuals and communities worldwide to support activities at local … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTO – She

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ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: The Golf Sensation

  Adele Butler: The Golf Sensation     Zakiya Randall ___________________________________     On Sunday I was watching an interview with a young female golfer nicknamed, “Z” on CNN. I was intrigued. I never heard of Zakiya Randall. She is said to be one of the hottest driving forces in women’s golf and has ranked high or won almost every Golf Tournament or game played since she was 10 years old. It is refreshing to know that this young woman is making waves in a sport that was always … [Read more...]

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