January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held … [Read more...]

AMMAN – Jordanian National Commission for Women

King, Queen discuss Jordanian women’s issues with activists Wed 24 August 2011 AMMAN - His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday urged women to actively contribute to efforts aimed at achieving reform and the modernisation process, according to a Royal Court statement. At a meeting, attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania, with several women activists, the Monarch said he seeks a more effective role of women in the decision-making process and in the national dialogue committee, which is tasked … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse

    ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse     Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009 (House Resolution 448)   “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God.  I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:32, NI)   Last month we celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday. I was thrilled that my fiancé and her only grandchild were there for the momentous occasion. As I looked at her I couldn’t help but feel happy that she is still around. She and I used to live together until I … [Read more...]

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