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...]

IFTAR4GAZA Event, JULY 2 in Mississauga!

IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) is a Canadian registered charitable organization dedicated to empowering the disadvantaged people of the world. IDRF provides effective humanitarian aid and sustainable development programs, without discrimination, based on the Islamic principles of human dignity, self-reliance, and social justice. In the past few years, IDRF Representatives in various cities across Canada have been providing tremendous assistance. They ensure that their … [Read more...]

Revolution, Terrorism or Civil Disobedience gone Global?

In these modern times, our world seems to be walking backwards, repeating history over and over again, now including peaceful Canada. Not only has it been tested, but it has forever altered how we see ourselves as "peacekeeping" Canadians. No longer can we say that terrorism is something that happens "over‎ there": in Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, the United Kingdom, the United States. We are now a part of that unfortunate list. Is this a statement of truth or a reactionary opinion … [Read more...]

Khalida Brohi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, film maker for social justice for all women, with a focus on the human rights for Women in Pakistan.       WOMAN of ACTION™       Khalida Brohi She's a Women's Activist and the founder of the Sughar Empowerment Society of Pakistan, dedicated to preserving Pakistan's history - ("Sughar" means "skilled and confident … [Read more...]

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, film maker for social justice for all women, with a focus on the suffering of Muslim Women in Pakistan.       WOMAN of ACTION™       Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy She's the founder of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, dedicated to preserving Pakistan's history.         Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Urdu:شرمین عبید چنائے; born 1978), is a Pakistani … [Read more...]

“Keeping Men and Boys safe” 2013, (IMD) – NOV 19

"Keeping Men and Boys safe" 2013, International Men's Day (IMD) - NOV 19 International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Speaking on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of IMD, "This is an excellent idea and would give … [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...]

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...]

Sima Samar – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a visionary ahead of her times, devoting her life to women and human rights. She is a doctor for the poor, an educator of the marginalized and defender of the human rights of all in Afghanistan. She has established and nurtured the Shuhada Organization that, in 2012, operated more than one hundred schools and 15 clinics and hospitals dedicated to providing education and healthcare, particularly focusing on … [Read more...]

Celebrating Punjab, wins prestigious UN Public Service Award

The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.    The Gender Unit, Department of Labour Punjab, wins … [Read more...]

Bishnu Maya Pariyar – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this brave woman, one born into extreme poverty, and treated as an outcast in her own society. Housing  a strong spirit, this powerhouse forged her way through education, walking four hours per day to attend and complete her secondary education, being the first girl in her community to achieve such success. She further achieved more education in the USA, and returned home to work with her local women through an organization … [Read more...]

IPDC funds workshop for Pakistani women TV journalists in Karachi

A four-day workshop for Pakistani female television journalists, supported by UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), kicked off on 10 April in Karachi. A total of 17 journalists working for different TV channels took part in the workshop, with the main objective to strengthen their professional capacity in news gathering and production. The sessions covered a brief history of the media, the characteristic of state versus private television channels, the … [Read more...]

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