International Women’s Day Celebration 2017 – March 5, Toronto

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The Women of the Fortune 500 List: Traits and Strategies to Learn From

Although there are plenty of female CEO's and entrepreneurs making headlines these days, historically the Fortune 500 list has been reserved mostly for males, with women only accounting for 4.4% of the list as of October, 2015. In other words, out of 500 members there were only 23 female CEOs (last year there were 24). On the bright side, Mary Barra reached #6, obtaining a higher spot than any woman CEO to come before her. These stats can motivate businesswomen everywhere to take action within … [Read more...]

Women in Science, 2030 Agenda

Involving women in science, implementing the 2030 Agenda | UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Women and girls represent half of the world’s population. Yet, they are not fully participating within the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a gender gap still remaining far too wide across the globe. Indeed, women account for less than 30 per cent of all researchers in the world and where one in nine men graduate in the fields of … [Read more...]

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 25 - 27 September 2015, New York SUMMIT WEBSITE The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called Global Goals, are a proposed set of targets relating to future international development. They are to replace the Millennium … [Read more...]

Post-2015 Summit at UN headquarters, NYC: SEPT 25-27

More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from 25-27 September at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the summit “will chart a new era of sustainable development in which poverty will be eradicated, prosperity shared and the core drivers of climate change tackled”. The Summit will be the climax of a negotiating process that has spanned more than … [Read more...]

Women are the Future, and so it is ….

“Men are losing their grip,” wrote Jennifer Homans in her New York Times review of “The End of Men and Rise of Women,” Hanna Rosin’s bestseller. “Patriarchy is crumbling. We are reaching ‘the end of 200,000 years of human history and the beginning of a new era’ in which women, and womanly skills and traits, are on the rise.” Warning guys, this is the last gasp of your male-dominated patriarchy. Women will rule the future. Men hate it, are trapped in the past. Driven by tribal urges to fight … [Read more...]

Water, Women required to Manage

The 'Water Crisis' is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), and the #8 global risk based on likelihood (likelihood of occurring within 10 years) as announced by the World Economic Forum, January 2015. 750 million people around the world lack access to safe water; approximately one in nine people. More than twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water. Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand … [Read more...]

World Malaria Day, April 25

On April 25th people across the globe take part in a wide range of activities to mark World Malaria Day. For half the world every day is malaria day - a day to keep up the fight against this killer disease. This website is a communication and advocacy platform for civil society north and south to showcase your work , share resources , engage in dialogue, contribute views, ideas and events to mobilise the world against malaria. Key Facts In 2013, there were 198 million cases, and 584 000 … [Read more...]

Are you an ‘activist’?

Activism is quite simply Taking Action to effect social change; this can occur in a myriad of ways and in a variety of forms. Often it is concerned with ‘how to change the world’ through social, political, economic or environmental change. This can be led by individuals but is often done collectively through social movements. The activism industry consists of organizations and individuals engaged in activism. Activism is often done full-time, as part of an organization's core business. Many … [Read more...]

UN WOMEN, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director

Message of the Executive Director: We call on countries to “step it up” for gender equality Message of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, for International Women’s Day 2015. In 1995, at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, world leaders committed to a future where women are equal. One hundred and eighty nine countries and 4,000 civil society organizations, attended the conference. Women left Beijing with high hopes, with a well-defined path towards … [Read more...]

ECOSOC Youth Forum – Feb 2.3

Youth will take centre stage at the United Nations on 2 and 3 February during the annual Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, exploring the role of young people in the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event will give the world’s youth a powerful platform to engage in dialogue with decision-makers on development issues most important to them. “In order to arrive at an inclusive and people-centred post-2015 … [Read more...]

International Day to End Violence against Women, NOV 25

25 November, International Day to End Violence against Women! It's time to fulfil the promise to end violence against women ... UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for action to end violence against women: "Women are beaten in their homes, harassed on the streets, bullied on the internet. Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence at some point in her life. In some conflict situations, it may be more dangerous to be a girl or a woman than … [Read more...]

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