World Humanitarian Day 2016

About World Humanitarian Day On World Humanitarian Day we remember the sacrifices made by those who have lost their lives during humanitarian operations; we pay homage to those who continue to put their lives at risk to offer assistance and aid and we give a voice to all the people who need help. Every year catastrophes and conflicts cause immense suffering for millions of people, often the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals. Together with poverty, these … [Read more...]

Women of Peacekeeping celebrating #WPD2015

Women in Peacekeeping As peacekeeping has evolved to encompass a broader humanitarian approach, women have become increasingly part of the peacekeeping family. Women are deployed in all areas – police, military and civilian – and have made a positive impact on peacekeeping environments, both in supporting the role of women in building peace and protecting women's rights. In all fields of peacekeeping, women peacekeepers have proven that they can perform the same roles, to the same … [Read more...]

Lisa Clapier – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman leader that is devoting her life to the creation and sustenance of World Peace and Mother Earth, is one of our world's supreme connectors, facilitators and more ...       WOMAN of ACTION™     Lisa Clapier   I do what I do... I want my children, a mother of seven, to know their lives are worth everything to me! I was raised being told my good thoughts, good … [Read more...]

Jeanne Holm – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman leader that is devoting her life to the creation and sustenance of World Peace, and technology innovations; both on earth and in space. "I am a WOMAN of ACTION™ because when others turn away from a challenge, I embrace it." Jeanne Holm     WOMAN of ACTION™     Jeanne Holm       Jeanne Holm has extensive experience in education, innovation, and government … [Read more...]

Empowering Women ~ World Peace, “Yes!”

Would the world be more peaceful if women were in charge? "A challenging new book by the Harvard University psychologist Steven Pinker says that the answer is “yes.” In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker presents data showing that human violence, while still very much with us today, has been gradually declining. Moreover, he says, “over the long sweep of history, women have been and will be a pacifying force. Traditional war is a man’s game: tribal women never band together to … [Read more...]

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...]

PEACE: Perception, Empathy, Acceptance, Caring, Enlightenment

Peace is an occurrence of harmony characterized by lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality; a working political order that serves the true interests of all. "To enjoy … [Read more...]

UN General Assembly – What, Who, Why and When?

The sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly will open in September 2013. The President of the United Nations General Assembly was chosen from the GRULAC with Antigua and Barbuda's John William Ashe being the consensus candidate, thus bypassing the need for an election. The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral … [Read more...]

Sahely Ferdous, Superintendent in 100% Female Formed Police Unit, Haiti

Sahely Ferdous, Superintendent in the Bangladesh Formed Police Unit, Haiti   The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, commemorated each year on 29 of May, is an occasion to salute the 120,000 peacekeepers serving in 17 missions in some of the world’s most volatile and dangerous environments. In the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the Bangladeshi contingent is composed entirely of women. Leading by example, the 102 women contribute to restoring … [Read more...]

REMEMBRANCE DAY – 11 * 11 * 11 – L’est We Forget

A Celebration of Women honors all those that have Fallen in honor... lest we ne're forget. Remembrance Day ~ 11 - 11 - 11 November 11, 2011 Memorial celebrated in the Commonwealth Countries Observance in the Commonwealth Australia Barbados Bermuda Canada New Zealand South Africa United Kingdom Northern Ireland Observance in other Countries France & Belgium Germany Hong Kong Italy Ireland The … [Read more...]

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