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...]

Maya Angelou passes on at 86

Maya Angelou -- one of America's most famous poets -- died last night in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital while recovering from a mystery sickness. Angelou was recovering from an "unexpected ailment" that sent her to the hospital. She died with family by her side. In a Facebook post yesterday, she said doctors had advised her not to travel ... forcing her to cancel a planned trip to Houston ... where Maya was to be honored Friday with the Beacon of Life Award at Major League … [Read more...]

Nelson Mandela – MAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful example of empathy, faith, kindness, intelligence, perserverence and strength. Rising above extraordinary circumstance and false persecutions, this awakened male energy thrives teaching our world what true forgiveness and integrity and love really is. Always maintaining his dignity and self respect, entering into the land of politics in South Africa, this man never wavered in his devotion to democracy, equality … [Read more...]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN)   United Nations March 21, 2012 The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, commemorates the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960. On that day in South Africa, peaceful demonstrators against apartheid were killed. In 1966, the United Nations declared that each year on March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination should be observed as a … [Read more...]

‘Homophobic hate crimes on the rise’ – NAVI PILLAY

Homophobic hate crimes on the rise, UN human rights chief warns   Hate crimes against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people are rising around the world, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging governments to do much more to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation or gender identity.In a video message marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said homophobia … [Read more...]

'Homophobic hate crimes on the rise' – NAVI PILLAY

Homophobic hate crimes on the rise, UN human rights chief warns   Hate crimes against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people are rising around the world, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging governments to do much more to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation or gender identity.In a video message marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said homophobia … [Read more...]

PRESS RELEASE …based on a true life Courtney’s Story!

    A Celebration of Women   is elated to announce to the Women of our World the following PRESS RELEASE. A Celebration of Women is a Global Women's Advocacy Foundation created to inspire all women to step up and Take Action! This is accomplished through a marketing model of ‘Celebrating the Lives’ of Women Leaders , our WOMEN of ACTION, that are trailblazing, in one way or another, our path in this new millennium, for the further establishment of Gender Equity and Women's- Human Rights! " * … [Read more...]

PRESS RELEASE …based on a true life Courtney's Story!

    A Celebration of Women   is elated to announce to the Women of our World the following PRESS RELEASE. A Celebration of Women is a Global Women's Advocacy Foundation created to inspire all women to step up and Take Action! This is accomplished through a marketing model of ‘Celebrating the Lives’ of Women Leaders , our WOMEN of ACTION, that are trailblazing, in one way or another, our path in this new millennium, for the further establishment of Gender Equity and Women's- Human Rights! " * … [Read more...]

Appeal for Expressions of Solidarity with Dr Usama Hasan

        Expressions of Solidarity     Appeal for Expressions of Solidarity with Dr Usama Hasan     The VNC campaign fully supports this call for solidarity. To lend your support please sign the petition via the link below, and share with your networks.      A recent hate campaign has been waged against the London-based academic and imam, Dr Usama Hasan. He has been victimised, accused of apostasy and has received death threats for his comments on evolution and the woman's right to … [Read more...]

HUMAN RIGHTS (Canada) – Ottawa Police Profiling before Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

  Ottawa Police Profiling before Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Ottawa Police will appear before the Human Rights Tribunal Tuesday, January 11, 2011 to address complaints of gender & racial profiling,  in Cook v. Ottawa Police TR-0775-09.   Stacey Bonds Late in 2010, Ottawa Police were forced to release video recordings showing Ottawa Police assaulting a black female, Stacey Bonds who was stripped and beaten by Ottawa Police; and an aboriginal man Terry Delay, being kicked by Ottawa … [Read more...]

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