World population projected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline. The World … [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...]

Karima Bennoune – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this female activist of Human Rights, a learned powerhouse that has taken on the world by storm, author, philanthropist, woman. Experiencing childhood in Algeria then moving to California for further study with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, this brave soul has taken on the legacy of her father in making a life of speaking out against fundamentalism and terrorism.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

CANADA, further support to those affected by the violence in Syria

PM announces further support to those affected by the violence in Syria September 6, 2013 St. Petersburg, Russia Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced further Canadian support to help address the worsening humanitarian situation in Syria. “The Government of Canada stands with the people of Syria as they continue to face unfathomable hardships at the hands of the Assad regime,” said Prime Minister Harper. “Canada’s support, together with that of its allies, will help … [Read more...]

Lily Safra – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this power of example for all Women Taking Action. Through all the twists and turns of 'life', including family death and divorce, this woman has achieved a thriving life in the world of philanthropy that has bettered the lives of women and children in over 40 countries in areas of education, science and medicine, religion, culture, and humanitarian relief.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Lily … [Read more...]

UNRWA combats anemia in Lebanon

In response to the high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia – the lack of red blood cells to provide oxygen throughout the body – among Palestine refugees in Lebanon, UNRWA routinely screens those with a high risk, including pregnant women and infants under a year, while providing iron supplements to anemic patients and infants from six months of age. Despite these mitigation measures, the prevalence of anemia remains high in this community. UNRWA responds Having assessed a low level of … [Read more...]

Women of the Middle East: What Changes Does 2013 Hold?

Women Leaders in Seven Arab Countries ... were asked what political, social and economic changes they expect to see in 2013. Most expected to see political infighting, backsliding in women’s status, or an economic downturn in their respective countries. Women in Iraq and Lebanon projected a deterioration in the security situation if the Syrian conflict spills over. Yemeni women said their country’s democratic transition hinges on a successful national dialogue scheduled for March. Two … [Read more...]

Suha Sagban – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this transformed woman, one that rose above her own adversity, self doubt and on a mission to empower all women, especially those that suffer from childhood abuse and/or molestation. She trailed a path in this world to find her 'purpose in life' and achieve fulfillment. This gypsy soul ... a true Power of Example for all the women of our world, she is now here to help YOU do the same.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

SYRIA, displacement giving way for serious gender-based crimes

February 2013 – A senior official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of the enormous humanitarian impact of the ongoing Syria crisis, particularly on civilians who have been displaced and face threats such as Gender-based Violence. “This displacement is not only about loss of homes and economic security. It is also, for many, accompanied by gender-based crimes, deliberate victimization of women and children and a frightening array of assaults on … [Read more...]

Foods to Try, 25 edible wonders not to miss!

Whether you exist on a diet of classic comfort food or are a naturally adventurous eater. There are certain foods that you should make a point of trying at least once in your lifetime! These are twenty-five of those edible wonders, from simple pleasures to experiences with eating dangerously; with fabulous recipes linked in for your at-home pleasure! Venison – A staple in the diets of some hunters and many Europeans, non-hunting Americans may not be familiar with the high-moisture, … [Read more...]

SYRIA – Fleeing for their lives, “My daughter is 2 months old,” one woman said.

Syrians flee violence in dangerous nighttime trek to Jordan (CNN) -- With darkness as their only cover, Syrian families make a break for northern Jordan. They are fleeing for their lives. Small children walk alongside their mothers, whose arms are reserved for babies and whatever possessions they can carry. In a treacherous nighttime escape such as this one, you walk if you're old enough. As the group makes its way over the border, just a few meters away from its … [Read more...]

De-bunking Mideast Myths: Sara Mohamed on Arab Women in Business

Lorre White - WOMAN of ACTION™ reports: Sara Mohamed on Arab Women in Business … [Read more...]

The Brookings Institute asks “End the War in Syria? How? When?”

“The beginning of wisdom,” a Chinese saying goes, “is to call things by their right names.” And the right name for what is happening in Syria — and has been for more than a year — is an all-out civil war. Syria is Lebanon of the 1970s and ’80s. It is Afghanistan, Congo or the Balkans of the 1990s. It is Iraq of 2005-2007. It is not an insurgency. It is not a rebellion. It is not Yemen. It is certainly not Egypt or Tunisia. It is important to accept this simple fact, because … [Read more...]

WOMEN, NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

Dear colleagues, The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the August 2012 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For August, in which the France has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Central African Region, Haiti, Lebanon, Middle East, and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations for the Security Council's … [Read more...]

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