Tara Teng – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this young woman leader, one that woke up one day realizing that to reach inner fulfillment, she needed to expand her purpose for being. Through her journey, she found that her passion directed her into a life of activism, a life that is devoted to raise awareness on one of our plant's darkest activities: HUMAN SLAVERY.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Tara Teng       Tara Teng … [Read more...]

Ultra-high-net-worth decreases in Brazil, China

Ultra-high-net-worth population decreases in Brazil, China The combined wealth of global ultra-high-net-worth individuals has grown to a record high, although the ultra-high-net-worth population has dropped in Brazil and China, according to a new report by Wealth-X and UBS. The “Wealth-X and UBS World Ultra Wealth Report 2013” explores the global population of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their income on both a global and local market scale. Examining the global wealth of … [Read more...]

IHP Climate Workshop – Latin America, 20-22 August 2013

Climate Change Impacts in Major Mountainous Regions of the World The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is taking the lead to implement UNESCO’s contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation through an intersectoral project entitled "Climate Change Impacts in Major Mountainous Regions of the World: Multidisciplinary Network for Adaptation Strategies (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe)". The overall objective of this project is to contribute to enhanced resilience to … [Read more...]

Breaking the Silence, Violence against Indigenous Girls

Joint UN statement read by John Hendra for the launch of the inter-agency study on breaking the silence on violence against indigenous girls Joint UN statement read by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women at the launch of the inter-agency study: “Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women: A call to action based an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin … [Read more...]

L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards – Women in Science – 2013

15th Annual L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards - Women in Science - 2013 Each year, five outstanding women scientists – one per continent – are honored for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. The Awards jury was chaired by Professor Ahmed Zewail, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Linus Pauling Chair Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology. The research of the 2013 Laureates … [Read more...]

870 million chronically undernourished – new hunger report

October 2012, Rome - Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, according to the new UN hunger report released today. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (SOFI), jointly published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), presents better estimates of chronic undernourishment based on an improved methodology and data for … [Read more...]

Melanoma – Watch for the Signs of Malignancy

Melanoma i/ˌmɛləˈnoʊmə/ (from Greek μέλας — melas, "dark") is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. They predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel, oral cavity and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the body that contains melanocytes. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers. However, it is … [Read more...]

DES Tragedy ** Mothers, Daughters, Sons, 3rd Generation and Beyond, Transgender

Many women across the world have been involved in keeping the message of the DES Tragedy alive. We provide education to the DES Exposed, provide resources for patients to bring to their doctors and continue to push for research. We welcome everyone from the DES community -- Mothers, Daughters, Sons, 3rd Generation and Beyond, Transgender, and family and friends of DES-exposed -- as well as those interested in learning more.   Description The DES tragedy of in-utero exposure and … [Read more...]

ARGENTINA – Gender Training for Peacekeepers

“Women hold the key to doors that are closed to men.” So says Victor Nuñez, Commodore in Argentina’s Air Force, who has seen his female colleagues use such keys for the benefit of many communities while on peace missions. For instance, during such operations, women have access to testimonies from survivors of domestic and sexual violence, who might be reluctant to discuss their case with a man. During humanitarian operations in orphanages and schools, women can often connect more quickly … [Read more...]

WOMEN globally talk about food insecurities in rural areas

Rural women speak out about food insecurity Today’s global food insecurity destabilizes rural communities all over the world, impeding their access to food and affecting their ability to earn a livelihood. In partnership with the Huairou Commission and WOCAN, FAO held a series of twenty one consultations with hundreds of women and men in Africa, Asia and Latin America to better understand the direct impacts of food security on their lives and those of their families. Today’s global food … [Read more...]

IWHC – Celebrating Françoise Girard Named New President‏!

    The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) has named Françoise Girard, long-time women’s champion in the fields of global health and human rights, as its new President. Girard has a distinguished history in these fields with a particular focus on women’s health, sexual and reproductive rights, sexuality and HIV/AIDS. Girard will work closely with IWHC’s staff, board, partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, international agencies … [Read more...]

Engaging the Latino Community in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS‏

Engaging the Latino Community in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS   This year, more than 20,000 people will attend the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., July 22-26, 2011. This conference is the largest gathering of the nation’s most influential individuals, organizations, institutions, and companies working with the Latino community. And this year, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) /California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Center for … [Read more...]

YWCA – ‘An Agenda for Women and Girls for the Decade’

  Tackling Gender Inequality on Multiple Fronts: An Agenda for Women and Girls for the Decade Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the World YWCA International Women’s Summit: Women Creating a Safer World, Geneva, 12 July 2011. It is a great pleasure to be here today and address this important gathering and join some of the world’s most ardent and articulate defenders of the human rights of women and girls. I want in particular to thank World … [Read more...]

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