Mother’s Day TCP‏

Happy Mother's Day our Dear beautiful Mother, Courtney Leigh Hewitt. We miss you, we love you, we feel your presence everywhere and today, although we can't embrace you, smell your perfume, we know you are always and forever here with us! What we are able to shower you with today are all the beautiful proclamations and awards given in your honor! Even after your death, your voice is synonymous and radiates around the world as people learn what a loving, caring and compassionate mother you … [Read more...]

“Keeping Men and Boys safe” 2013, (IMD) – NOV 19

"Keeping Men and Boys safe" 2013, International Men's Day (IMD) - NOV 19 International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Speaking on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of IMD, "This is an excellent idea and would give … [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...]

Ann Platz – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman, one that nurtures her strength under a veil of southern grace. Ann’s marvelous storytelling and gracious Southern charm derive from her earliest days in her extremely distinguished and strong Christian family. Ann’s personal testimony as a struggling single mother for a season and God’s gracious provision through it all - including His divine introduction to Ann’s future husband John during a trip to the … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Laura Farago

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman, leading the way for all women to Take Action with their health, as she rises above all the challenges of CANCER.   This woman leader is now devoting her life to the health of all the women of our world.     WOMAN of ACTION™       Laura Farago        Battling her Bone Cancer put a new focus on Friendship! This is Her Story, in her Own … [Read more...]

UN Women Partners with One Day on Earth; Captures Gender Issues on Camera

  On 11 November 2011 (11-11-11), UN Women joins 20,000 filmmakers worldwide to capture the human experience in a 24-hour period. The collaborative effort — that brings together a number of UN agencies and non-profits — is part of the second annual One Day on Earth initiative aimed at forming a geo-tagged shared film archive that covers wide-ranging issues related to the Millennium Development Goals, from poverty to human rights. Joining One Day on Earth as a partner this year, UN … [Read more...]

Celebrate Recovery – Give Yourself a Break!

Celebrate Recovery ~~ Give Yourself a Break! Eight Recovery Principles based on the Beatitudes 1.Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. "Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor." Matthew 5:3 2.Earnestly believe that God exists,that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. "Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4 3.Consciously … [Read more...]

International Youth Day, Young people assess the needs of their peers

International Youth Day has ended and here are some of the thoughts from our YOUTH !   NEW YORK, USA, 11 August 2011 – This week marks the end of the International Year of Youth, a year dedicated to celebrating young people’s achievements as well as creating more opportunities for youth to engage fully in the development of their societies. Although people under 24 represent nearly half of the world’s population, in many countries they often lack freedom, equal opportunities … [Read more...]

Emory Launches New Tool to Visualize HIV Epidemic in the US

Emory Launches New Tool to Visualize HIV Epidemic in the US     Today, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University launched AIDSVu, an interactive online map that, 30 years into the epidemic, provides a detailed view of the number of people living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States by state and county. AIDSVu is a project of Emory University that aims to make HIV prevalence data locally relevant and widely accessible. It allows users to visually explore the HIV … [Read more...]

MEMORIAL DAY – May 31, 2011

A Celebration of Women sends our respect to the fallen and prayers to the families left behind. There is also evidence that organized Women's Groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). … [Read more...]

The STIGMA must Stop with HIV/AIDS

It is a Civil Right to Live Free from Discrimination on the Basis of HIV/AIDS Status When the Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr., signed the Justice Department’s operational plan (PDF 354 KB) for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, he underscored the Department’s leadership role in eradicating discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS. The Civil Rights Division has significant enforcement authority over the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the … [Read more...]

REUTERS & USA Today share on the tornado-hit USA

TORNADOS inside the USA From USA Today, comes an excellent description of the formation of tornadoes, by Josh Hatch, Bob Laird, Dave Merrill, Jerry Mosemak and Doyle Rice, USA TODAY. “More than 1,000 tornadoes affect the USA each year, with many more going unreported. Find out how these monster winds form — many from supercell thunderstorms — as well as how to protect yourself from their fury.” Obama ramps up recovery help for tornado-hit South (Reuters) - The … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Children Are Not For Sex, Atlanta!

A Celebration of Women "Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 If you think that sex trafficking takes place only in developing countries, think again. I watched a video featuring Ashley Judd who introduced the panel “‘No Such Thing’: Trafficking of Girls in the United States” for the 2nd annual “Women In The World” summit) the weekend of March 10-12 in New York City. In it she shared a heartwrenching story … [Read more...]

NHPC 2011: Connecting HIV Prevention Professionals through Social Media

2011 NHPC: Connecting HIV Prevention Professionals through Social Media     NATIONAL HIV PREVENTION CONFERENCE ALTANTA, GEORGIA AUGUST 14-17,2011   The 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) will be held in Atlanta, August 14-17. The conference will contribute to achieving the three major goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and these goals are reflected in the conference theme; “The Urgency of Now: Reduce incidence. Improve access. Promote equity.” We want you to share your … [Read more...]

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