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...]

Gender Equality: Celebrating a Slow Progress

The report’s Gender Gap Index ranks countries according to their gender gaps, and their scores can be interpreted as the percentage of the inequality between women and men that has been closed. Information about gender imbalances to the advantage of women is explicitly prevented from affecting the score. The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The … [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...]

Lorre White celebrates ‘The World Most Powerful Women 2013′

The World's Most Powerful Women 2013   Our annual snapshot of the 100 women with the most impact are top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter. In roughly equal measure you’ll find next gen entrepreneurs and media mavens, technologists and leaders in philanthropy — all ranked by dollars, media momentum and impact (see full methodology here). We’ve selected women that go beyond the traditional taxonomy of the power elite (political and economic … [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...]

The 13 Grandmothers Council, 2013 Upcoming Events

Grandmothers and Ambassadors in Dharamsala We represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. We look to further our vision through the realization of … [Read more...]

UNDP offers six-point plan to fast-track women in politics, Asia-Pacific

UNDP THAILAND/MARK S. COGAN | ABC JOURNALIST HELEN BROWN MODERATES A DISCUSSION OF PROMINENT POLITICAL ACTORS SHARING THEIR THOUGHTS ON WHY THE PUSH FOR POLITICAL EQUALITY IN ASIA LANGUISHES BEHIND OTHER REGIONS. BANGKOK — It will take 50 years for gender balance to be achieved in Asia-Pacific national legislatures if the increase in women’s participation in parliaments remains at the current pace, says a UN Development Programme (UNDP) study released this week. Economic progress will be … [Read more...]

Amanda Gore’s – THREE SIMPLE SECRETS FOR A HAPPY LIFE!‏

THREE SIMPLE SECRETS FOR A HAPPY LIFE! A couple of weeks ago, I was with a wonderful woman who lives on the Sunshine Coast – Roslyn Uttleymore. She and her husband run a raw food health school and it’s well worth visiting their site www.uttleyrawfood.com to see some REALLY yummy recipes of food that you would NEVER believe was raw! I have made many of the delicious things that she so generously shares and am even converting my husband! LOL I learned something very simple but very … [Read more...]

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE: August 18, 1911 through to September 26, 2011

A Celebration of Women shares this information with the Women of our World with an attached reservation; that is, a responsibility to remind all Women that our World of 2010 still has only 8% Leadership Representation Globally in government. A Celebration of Women hopes that 'if' You are a Women somewhere in our World, reading this celebration feature, thinking of taking a government role... STOP thinking and Take that Leap of Faith! This Realization is one that all Women must absorb … [Read more...]

Maternal Health Thematic Fund is Taking Action!

Maternal Health: Reviewing Progress and Looking Ahead UNITED NATIONS, New York — Donors, representing both governments and the private sector, today joined UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin and staff to review major achievements made possible by the Maternal Health Thematic Fund in 2010. The thematic fund supports high-impact and low-cost investments in countries with the greatest burden of maternal death and injury. UNFPA launched the Maternal Health Thematic Fund in 2008 to … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Day – This year’s theme is ‘Women as Agents of Change’

    Commonwealth Day      Celebrated March 14, 2011      A Celebration of Women honors the Commonwealth and Celebrates this years Theme of 2011    The idea of a designated day each year to celebrate the Empire was first put forward in 1894 by the Canadian branch of the Royal Colonial Institute (now the Royal Commonwealth Society). Clementina Fessenden, the wife of Ontario Minister of Education, Senator George W. Ross, promoted a scheme for children to commemorate the Empire on one day each … [Read more...]

WOMEN – Progress for Women IS progress for All: Volunteerism, Take Action!

    Women Progress for Women Is Progress for All   They are our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters. They are our colleagues and compatriots. They account for more than half the human race. They are us. Yet women continue to face a daily struggle against violence, illiteracy and inequality for no reason other than the fact of their gender.   Tragically, one in three women can expect to be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime, more often than not, by someone well known … [Read more...]

Labour Day Celebrated in New Zealand – October 25

    Labour Day Celebrated in New Zealand Labour Day Date: October 25 Labour Day is a public holiday in New Zealand.     In New Zealand, Labour Day commemorated the establishment of the standard eight-hour workday in 1840. It is held annually on the fourth Monday in October, which falls on October 26, 2009. Great historical article: http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/jbl19510.htm   History of New Zealand’s Labour Day New Zealand’s workers were among the first in the world to claim the right to an … [Read more...]

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