The Facts About Violence Against Women

Is poverty a problem in a well-off country like Canada? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Especially for Women. Although Canada is a relatively wealthy country, about 1 in 10 Canadians are living on a low income, and 1.5 million of those living on a low income are women. As the infographic below shows, the incidence of poverty is even higher for particular groups of women. There are two main reasons women tend to be poorer than men: 1. They spend more time doing unpaid work … [Read more...]

Breaking the Hold of Past Life Vows, Living Fully in the NOW

Exercise: Moving Fully into Now: Breaking the Hold of Past Life Vows Summary: Removing Constraints from Vows Taken in Past Lifetimes For Quick Access to This Exercise: To get to the parts of this exercise you are most interested in viewing, click on the link below to go there. For best results, read through the entire exercise at least once. Background on This Exercise Goal of This Exercise Preparation for This Exercise How to Do This Exercise Example of Exercise … [Read more...]

MDG momentum – Post 2015

Providing key information for MDG momentum UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an end to the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals while speaking at a high-level event convened by the MDG Advocacy Group on 25 September. Organized by UN DESA in collaboration with a number of partners, the event featured the launch of a new publication as well as a data tool visualizing 14 years’ worth of MDG data from UN DESA’s Statistics Division. Gathering 300 global leaders, … [Read more...]

Child Prostitution, 2014 World Cup’s Darkest Side

Amid the events surrounding the 2014 World Cup showcasing Brazil's dynamic culture, food and other assets, and the memorable plays on the soccer field, with perhaps the best so far being Robin Van Persie's masterful header against Spain on the second day of play, there's a 'dark side': deep-rooted problems simmering just below the surface in South America's largest country with child prostitution an especially grim reminder that all is not football and Carnival. In the first decade of the … [Read more...]

Leila Janah – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, one visionary that has used technology to better the lives of women and youth globally. Her root belief that POVERTY on this planet will only be solved once humanity recognizes and utilizes the inherent talents of the poor, with the concept of creating jobs from the bottom - up.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Leila Janah       Janah was born on October 9th, … [Read more...]

Why True Passion is Key for the Philanthropist !

Belief is Everything!   If you want to raise money for your charity, then first believe in your cause. When you really believing in your cause, it will be contagious. People know if you are being authentic and passionate about your cause, and they also know if you are simply under the gun (i.e. pressure) of having to raise more money to keep your job. Yes, there is a difference. Also, when you truly believe in your cause you will not job-hop from one charity to another charity over a … [Read more...]

The Hangzhou Declaration: Heralding the next era of culture

Calling for a new approach toward sustainable development, the "Hangzhou Declaration" advocates for placing culture at the heart of public policy. The Declaration urges governments, civil society and the private sector to harness the power of culture in addressing the world’s most pressing developmental challenges, such as environmental sustainability, poverty, and social inclusion. "Culture is precisely what enables sustainability – as a source of strength, of values and social cohesion, … [Read more...]

1000 Days to Take Action, Keep the Momentum Going‏

What is Momentum1000? April 5th, 2013 marked the 1,000-day milestone until the 2015 target date to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a development framework to improve lives worldwide. On that day, a community of individuals, organizations, and institutions celebrated successes to date, reinvigorated discussion on the MDGs themselves, and began to advance a post-2015 development framework that builds on #MDGmomentum. Momentum1000 April 5th, 2013 marked the 1,000-day … [Read more...]

Dharma Master Cheng Yen 证严法师 – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this one woman that has devoted her life to others through a very delicate yet powerful design, that is, by living the life of a nun. This Spiritual Master, a Buddhist nun is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, an organization that has become one of the leading disaster relief organizations in the world.   Celebrate with us here a woman of compassion, courage and … [Read more...]

Depression, 3 Women’s Stories – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  3 Women's Stories   Women in Recovery, a video presented by the Southwest Regional Mental Health Board. Three women share their personal recovery stories and how they reclaimed their lives and moved forward in their roles as mother, wife, business owner, worker, and friend. Southwest Connecticut - Norwalk, CT Women's mental health: The Facts Depressive disorders account for close to 41.9% of the disability from neuropsychiatric disorders among women compared to 29.3% … [Read more...]

Syria’s Unseen Crisis: Women Face Rape, Insecurity, Poverty

Syria's Unseen Crisis: Displaced Women Face Rape, Insecurity, Poverty In the past week, the Syrian refugee crisis has grabbed headlines around the world as the number of Syrians who have had to seek asylum abroad reached one million. But there is another, less-discussed displacement crisis unfolding inside Syria. Syria’s internally displaced population passed the two million-mark months ago – by some estimates, there are more than three million Syrians uprooted within their country, most … [Read more...]

Joint Statement: Taking Action to End Water and Sanitation Inequalities

Joint Statement: End water and sanitation inequalities in the future development agenda The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, UNICEF, UN Women, WaterAid and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. New York, 21 February 2013. "Today, the Government of Finland, UNICEF, UN Women, WaterAid and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation call on the international … [Read more...]

ONE.org Contest: Submit a video or print piece – help us fight extreme poverty‏

ONE Thing We Agree On   We're partnering with ONE.org for a contest called ONE Thing We Agree On, and we're looking for video and print submissions that bring opposites together to stamp out extreme poverty. So get creative. Be edgy, funny, ridiculous — but whatever you do, make it kick-ass. And if you're chosen as one of the 12 finalists, you'll get: • A piece of the $20,000 prize–pie • Tons of free iStock credits (35,000 total to be split between winners) • The chance to … [Read more...]

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