UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, Progress & Unfinished Business

© UNESCO/ Cynthia Guttman -From left to right: Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General Ms Amina Mohammed, UNESCO Director-General Ms Irina Bokova, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Mr Luiz Loures and Executive Director Mr Michel Sidibé. Collective action has enabled strong progress in the AIDS response but hard work remains to get to zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero-AIDS related deaths, stated the Director-General to the 32nd session of the Programme Coordinating Board … [Read more...]

Numerology and the Tarot‏, Mike Madigan

One of the oldest applications of numerology has to do with the design of Tarot card. The numbers on Tarot cards are enormously significant when it comes to interpreting the meaning of a card reading. Tarot cards are specifically numbered and the images on the cards reverberate to those images to convey meaning to the reader who then analyzes such matters as relationships, the future, motivations and options. Traditionally, there are 56 minor Arcana Cards -- the Ace through Ten, plus the four … [Read more...]

Women in Senegal succeed thru Proctor & Gamble – ‘Rewrite the Future”

  Senegalese women rewrite their future thanks to UNESCO and Procter & Gamble literacy partnership. The Sowame village of about 500 inhabitants is one of the first villages in Senegal to benefit from a new literacy project launched by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the multinational firm Procter & Gamble. Under the slogan “Rewrite the future”, the two year project aims to educate about 10,000 girls and women from 15 to 55 in … [Read more...]

Inner Strength ~ WOMEN in RECOVERY

   Funny Thought for the Day - Inner Strength If you can start the day without caffeine. If you can get going without pep pills. If you can always be cheerful ignoring aches and pains. If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles. If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it. If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time. If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: China's Unwanted Girls

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit       China's Unwanted Girls   Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and this morning I heard on The Current that there has been some progress in women’s fight for equality but there is still much to be done. I just read the same thing on Yahoo News. "The last century has seen an unprecedented expansion of women's legal rights and entitlements," Bachelet said, pointing to virtually universal voting rights for women, major inroads for … [Read more...]

Ms. Dázon Dixon Diallo, SisterLove on Women, Progress, the Road Ahead

In the second of our six-week video series, SisterLove founder Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH, discusses 30 years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. In this video, Ms. Dixon Diallo talks about starting SisterLove, a reproductive justice organization for women, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, in 1989 and how she found herself, “at the right place, at the right time and facing the opportunity to make the right decision to be involved.” Ms. Dixon Diallo asks all of us in the HIV community to, “stay focused, … [Read more...]

UNFPA – Invest in the Future: Empower Girls Now

            UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin's  remarks at a ministerial meeting hosted by the UN Adolescent Girls Task Force   during the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.                 Invest in the Future: Empower Girls Now     Good morning. On behalf of the UN Adolescent Girls Task Force, I am delighted to be with you this morning to stress the enormous power and potential of adolescent girls.   UNFPA and UNICEF are co-chairs of the Task … [Read more...]

Portugal Proclamation of Republic (October 5) – Celebrate 100 years!

  Proclamation Day in Portugal October 5 Portugal Celebrates Proclamation of Republic as a public holiday.   On October 5,1910 a revolution ended 771 years of monarchy in Portugal when King Manuel II was deposed and the First Republic was established. D. Manuel II became Grand-Master of the Portuguese Ancient Military Orders of Christ, Avis and St. James of the Sword, of the Order of the Tower and of the Sword founded at Rio de Janeiro by his ancestor King John VI and of the Order of Our … [Read more...]

SUMMIT on the MDG's – 20-22 September, 2010

Summit on the Millennium Development Goals 20-22 September 2010     With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York on 20-22 September 2010 to accelerate progress towards the MDGs .   Many Women and Girls left out of development gains, UN Agency reports.....!!!!   UNIFEM's Executive Director Ines Alberdi   20 September 2010 – In spite of strides … [Read more...]

SUMMIT on the MDG’s – 20-22 September, 2010

Summit on the Millennium Development Goals 20-22 September 2010     With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York on 20-22 September 2010 to accelerate progress towards the MDGs .   Many Women and Girls left out of development gains, UN Agency reports.....!!!!   UNIFEM's Executive Director Ines Alberdi   20 September 2010 – In spite of strides … [Read more...]

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