Women Stop War, Conference in Hague, April 27/29

100 years after over 1300 of WILPF’s founding women first came together in The Hague in protest of World War I, we still live in a world where women’s voices and experiences are excluded, bringing continued violence and war. We know now what we knew then, that only when we analyse conflict from a gender perspective, integrating disarmament, human rights, the environment, social justice, and the women, peace and security agenda holistically will we be able to eradicate the root causes of … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, A Unique Opportunity to Train With Me‏

Since you’ve been following my work so closely, I want to be sure you know about a unique opportunity to work with me this year. I know it’s not always possible to travel or take the time away from daily responsibilities to study with me for an extended period of time . . . And in response to this, I’ve created a program to allow you to work with me regardless of where you are, with no need to travel great distances. It’s an advanced, intimate, 6-month online training that is just … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

Dear Friend, Everywhere I go, people come up to me and tell me how profoundly their lives have been changed by taking my Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose 7-week Online Course. REGISTER HERE And nothing makes me happier than knowing that the course is helping people live their highest purpose, because as you probably know, that’s what the world needs right now, more than anything. Here are a few more excerpts from letters I’ve received from course graduates talking … [Read more...]

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal

SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS TEXT URGING TARGETED SANCTIONS AGAINST PERPETRATORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE DURING ARMED CONFLICT Rape Largely ‘Cost-free’, Says Special Representative As UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal   The Security Council today urged the United Nations sanctions committees to apply targeted sanctions against parties committing sexual violence during armed conflict. Ahead of a debate on the subject that attracted more than 60 speakers, the … [Read more...]

Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

PMO, Governor General to attend investiture of Willem-Alexander as King of the Netherlands

April 25, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will travel to the Netherlands to attend the investiture of Willem-Alexander in Amsterdamon April 30, 2013. Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange and eldest son of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus, will ascend to the throne as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix. The heir apparent will be the first King … [Read more...]

Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman born equal to all women, married into royalty, mother of three that devotes her energy through her efforts in micro finance through Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), helping Ethnic Minority Women’s for the betterment of all women.         WOMAN of ACTION™     Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti     Bill Harwood will open by stating: " Maxima is a wonder of … [Read more...]

Mary Moore – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this ever expanding, globally focused powerhouse of a teacher. Devoting her life to helping others in the areas of business, communications and language, she has created a global virtual forum that enables all to unite through her vision of what she has affectionately named: GLOBAL ENGLISH. Within her vision, an interdisciplinary English teaching system, she intends to develop eloquent, self-confident learners who can utilize … [Read more...]

Jean Houston – Awaken to Your Life Purpose, 7-week course – JAN 14

If you’re reading this, I suspect you are someone who is striving to make a difference in the world and trying to live as the highest expression of yourself. If you’d like to have more support to make this year a breakthrough for you in terms of achieving your highest goals and truly making the difference you know you were meant to make . . . You might benefit from working with me for the next 7 weeks, letting me show you how you can become that fulfilled and profoundly effective person you … [Read more...]

INCEST is more rampant than one knows…Take Action!

Does INCEST strip the INNOCENCE of a CHILD?   That is the Question .... The problem is that this information is rarely tracked by third world countries. In developed nations, the case of sexual abuse, will always be naturally under reported. In the case of consensual incest, the topic is still taboo, but due to the nature of consent, we have a better picture.   High Incest Activity Countries That is a hard question to answer. Several countries share the spot for … [Read more...]

HEROINE – History & Hope for Solutions

Heroin was first synthesized in 1874 by C. R. Alder Wright, an English chemist working at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, England. He had been experimenting with combining morphine with various acids. He boiled anhydrous morphine alkaloid with acetic anhydride over a stove for several hours and produced a more potent, acetylated form of morphine, now called diacetylmorphine. The compound was sent to F. M. Pierce of Owens College in Manchester for analysis, who reported the … [Read more...]

Palestinian Women use traditional embroidery to escape poverty

Women use traditional Palestinian embroidery to escape poverty March 2012 Beit Surik, West Bank One of several villages trapped between the separation Barrier to the east and the border with Israel to the west, Beit Surik is a small village overlooked from all directions by illegal Israeli settlements. Before the Barrier’s construction, people and trade flowed freely across these borders. Today, permits and checkpoints make employment in either Israel or the West Bank nearly impossible for … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Dr. Phyllis Chesler on Michael Coren Show

Dr. Phyllis Chesler on Michael Coren Show To combat the epidemic of honor killings requires understanding what makes these murders unique. They differ from plain and psychopathic homicides, serial killings, crimes of passion, revenge killings, and domestic violence. Their motivation is different and based on codes of morality and behavior that typify some cultures, often reinforced by fundamentalist religious dictates. In 2000, the United Nations estimated that there are 5,000 honor … [Read more...]

One Year On: UN Women Widens Donor Base, Strengthens Partnerships

  One Year On: UN Women Widens Donor Base, Strengthens Partnerships UN Women commemorates its first anniversary this month with some 114 governments contributing to core funds in 2011, resulting in a 73 percent increase in core funding compared to the combined budget of its former four predecessors the year prior. The entity’s total income target for 2012-13 is set for US$700 million. “[The budget] pushes us to strengthen partnerships across the board — with governments, … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet Taking Action in Europe!

    Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Addresses European Parliament       UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet is in Brussels 24–25 March 2011 to discuss strengthening the partnership between the European Union and UN Women.       Ms. Eva-Britt Svensson, Ms. Eva Joly, Mr. Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Members of the European Parliament, Thank you for this opportunity to address you as the first Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the … [Read more...]

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