6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics – Helsinki, Finland, 24-26 October 2016

The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS. The Programme encompasses: improving coherence among existing initiatives on gender statistics through international coordination developing and promoting methodological guidelines in existing domains as well as in emerging areas of gender … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, A Unique Opportunity to Train With Me‏

Since you’ve been following my work so closely, I want to be sure you know about a unique opportunity to work with me this year. I know it’s not always possible to travel or take the time away from daily responsibilities to study with me for an extended period of time . . . And in response to this, I’ve created a program to allow you to work with me regardless of where you are, with no need to travel great distances. It’s an advanced, intimate, 6-month online training that is just … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

Dear Friend, Everywhere I go, people come up to me and tell me how profoundly their lives have been changed by taking my Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose 7-week Online Course. REGISTER HERE And nothing makes me happier than knowing that the course is helping people live their highest purpose, because as you probably know, that’s what the world needs right now, more than anything. Here are a few more excerpts from letters I’ve received from course graduates talking … [Read more...]

Celebrating ALL SAINTS DAY – NOV 1

All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, or The Feast of All Saints) is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. All Saints' Day is the second day of Hallowmas, and begins at sunrise on the 1st of November and finishes at sundown on the 1st of November. It is the day before All Souls' Day. In Western Christian … [Read more...]

Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

Policy for domestic workers, ”a matter of urgency” says ILO

Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's, Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers worldwide: Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment … [Read more...]

Joint Statement: Taking Action to End Water and Sanitation Inequalities

Joint Statement: End water and sanitation inequalities in the future development agenda The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, UNICEF, UN Women, WaterAid and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. New York, 21 February 2013. "Today, the Government of Finland, UNICEF, UN Women, WaterAid and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation call on the international … [Read more...]

FINLAND supports ‘safety of journalists …’ in Middle East via UNESCO

UNESCO advances ‘gender equality’ fostering the Rights and Dignity of Women by enhancing 'freedom of expression' in the Arab region with the support of Finland   With a contribution of 2.3 million Euros from Finland, UNESCO will implement a new project in the Arab region to strengthen the legal and regulatory frameworks conducive to freedom of expression and ensure the safety of journalists and bloggers, including through their improving capacity to use information and … [Read more...]

Margarita Spasova – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this trail blazing woman in the human rights arena. Her passion has and is now the 'promise of real breakthrough in empowerment of women', anti-discrimination and gender equality expert in Bulgaria.   WOMAN of ACTION™   Margarita Spasova   I entered the domain of antidiscrimination and gender equality in 2005, joining the newly created Gender Equality unit at the Ministry of Labour and Social … [Read more...]

INCEST is more rampant than one knows…Take Action!

Does INCEST strip the INNOCENCE of a CHILD?   That is the Question .... The problem is that this information is rarely tracked by third world countries. In developed nations, the case of sexual abuse, will always be naturally under reported. In the case of consensual incest, the topic is still taboo, but due to the nature of consent, we have a better picture.   High Incest Activity Countries That is a hard question to answer. Several countries share the spot for … [Read more...]

EIGE – “Gender Equality and Climate Change”, 21 June

Research conducted by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) shows that more women are needed in climate change decision making to respond to climate change efficiently. EIGE’s report introduces the first EU indicators in the area of women and environment. On 21 June, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) is expected to adopt conclusions on gender equality and climate change prepared by the Danish Presidency on the basis of EIGE’s report, including … [Read more...]

One Year On: UN Women Widens Donor Base, Strengthens Partnerships

  One Year On: UN Women Widens Donor Base, Strengthens Partnerships UN Women commemorates its first anniversary this month with some 114 governments contributing to core funds in 2011, resulting in a 73 percent increase in core funding compared to the combined budget of its former four predecessors the year prior. The entity’s total income target for 2012-13 is set for US$700 million. “[The budget] pushes us to strengthen partnerships across the board — with governments, … [Read more...]

‘Women’s Political Participation’ ~ Michele Bachelet speaks in Helsinki

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, remarks on “Women Political Participation” at the Old Town Hall in Helsinki, Finland, 11 October 2011. Good morning. It’s so wonderful to here with all of you in Helsinki. I thank the Mayor, Tuula Haatainen and the Finish National Committee for UN Women for hosting this event and bringing all of us together.I did some research before I arrived and I discovered that around two-thirds of Finland is covered in forest and about … [Read more...]

World Humanitarian Day – Celebrating this August 19th, 2011

August 19, 2011 The FINANCIAL -- Brussels, 18 August 2011 – 19 August is World Humanitarian Day and as every year since 2008, tomorrow the European Commission will honour those who dedicate their lives to preserving and improving the lives of others who need assistance to survive. World Humanitarian Day - a Celebration of people helping people.   Today, the 19th of August, is World Humanitarian Day and as every year since 2008, tomorrow the European … [Read more...]

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