MEN, Step Up on Family Planning

A woman holds her baby in a village in southern Niger, where progress in women's access to family planning is being made. Our failure to give women in certain parts of the world the ability to decide the timing and number of their children is deeply damaging — not just for the women themselves but for societies, too. Lifting the obstacles is not something that can be tackled half-heartedly. Modern family planning programs were introduced widely in the developed world decades ago. Providing … [Read more...]

International Volunteer Day – Dec 5 – Winners celebrated

Apart from mobilizing thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) International Volunteer Day - Dec 5 ~ Theme for 2012: Celebrate volunteering! International Volunteer Day (IVD) offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This program works closely with partners and governments … [Read more...]

Montreal, 10 Great Men are Standing Up for Women

December 6, 1989 Montreal. Violence against women had been an issue that had affected many women and children long before this date. As we know, this day is marked in history because of the horrific murders that took place at The Ecole Polytechnic when a 25 year old male entered a school in Montreal, targeting women and vocalizing his hatred of feminists, and ending up killing 14 just because they were women . The truth of the matter is that although the man was sick for doing that he … [Read more...]

Men of the world, let’s unite for women’s empowerment | Martín Santiago Herrero

Men of the world, let’s unite for women’s empowerment | Martín Santiago Herrero We continue to live in a world that is profoundly unequal, where the opportunities are not the same for men and women. Women represent 70 per cent of the world’s poor. On average their salaries are 10 to 30 per cent less than men’s for the same work, with the same tasks. Women are responsible for two thirds of the work carried out around the world, but receive only 10 percent of the benefits. They own 1 per … [Read more...]

V-DAY, Dr. Mukwege, Godfather of V-Men, Puts Out a Call to Men‏

  Dr. Mukwege, Godfather of the V-Men Movement, Calls on Men Throughout Africa & the World End Violence Against Women & Cherish Women's Vaginas - OCTOBER 4, 2012     August 27 - 29, V-Day, with support from the Skoll Foundation and the Wallace Global Fund, convened 48 activists and social entrepreneurs from 17 countries in Africa for the first ever V-Africa Summit, held in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Denis Mukwege, Founder of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. DRC and the … [Read more...]

Kenya,1 Million Dads against Gender-based Violence

Celebrating Campaign to mobilize one million dads against gender-based violence kicks off in Kenya On a bright Sunday afternoon in July, over a thousand people gathered in Nairobi’s Arboretum Park to launch a campaign that will see one million men join the fight against gender-based violence in Kenya. Part of the UN Secretary-General’s Africa UNiTE Campaign, the 1 Million Fathers initiative will be engaging men in their roles as fathers, brothers, husbands and friends. The launch on 15 … [Read more...]

‘ Why Women Should Rule The World ‘, William Bond

I would have thought after five thousand years of recorded history it should be very obvious that men do an extremely bad job in ruling our world. Our history has been a story of continuous warfare, genocide, poverty and injustice. Even today things and not any better. We seem to take it for granted there is an enormous gap between rich and poor, that is growing all the time. We accept the fact that a million children die every year from starvation, while trillions of dollars are spent on wars … [Read more...]

Rap Star 50 Cent: ‘Visit to Somali Refugee Camp Was Devastating’

American rap star Curtis Jackson, known to fans as 50 Cent, calls the sights he saw in a refugee camp in Somalia “devastating.” The United Nations World Food Program recently hosted Jackson on a tour of Somalia and Kenya so he could see the fight against hunger in the Horn of Africa. (..) Jackson spoke Thursday about a visit to the Kabasa camp in southern Somalia's Dolow region, where thousands have sought refuge from war and drought. Jackson said women and children risked everything just to … [Read more...]

FACEBOOK is offering positive changes, MikalBelicove.com

POSITIVE CHANGES are HAPPENING ...    Facebook recently made a number of product and platform changes that affect companies and brands that market using the world’s most popular social utility. Here are five of the latest changes you need to be aware of: 1. Privacy settings for sharing:Privacy has long headed the list of concerns expressed by users of Facebook. As a result, Facebook has made a slew of changes that give users more control over who sees the content they … [Read more...]

Jack Layton is Taking Action for Canadian Cancer Society…

61269" /> My fellow New Democrat, I wanted to share this with you first. On February 5th, 2010 I shared with Canadians that I, like 25,000 other Canadian men every year, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. I have received overwhelming support from my loving family, my friends, my caucus and party, and thousands of everyday Canadians. Their stories and support have touched me. And I have drawn strength and inspiration from them. In the closing days of the most recent session of the … [Read more...]

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