3 Tips for Staying Safe while Working Outdoors This Winter

As winter bites, people that work outside will certainly start to feel the cold during a long working day. Working in these conditions can be an uncomfortable experience, which can have implications for health if not tackled correctly. Issues such as numbness, frostbite, and extremes such as hyperthermia can occur if correct protective is not worn. Wrapping up and ensuring your body temperature doesn’t fall is key to keeping happy and healthy during the working day but there are several other … [Read more...]

“HOW TO KEEP THE KIDS SAFE WHILE SPRING CLEANING”

As the weather begins to warm up and the last of winter’s chill fades away, it’s natural to start thinking about spring cleaning. After all, clearing out old junk leaves room for the new beginnings symbolized by the season. If you have children, your household mess is likely to require more attention in terms of cleaning, and the kids themselves will need to be kept safe from all those household chemicals. These tips can help you keep your brood safe and entertained while you’re cleaning … [Read more...]

HALF the World is Women – “Ending Violence against Women and Girls”

This Forum was opened by the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and facilitated by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, and included the participation of a range of senior leaders of UN agencies -- namely Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Anne-Birgette Albrectsen, Deputy Executive Director, UNFPA, Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, Ms Kyung-wha Kang, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR. "Women's … [Read more...]

BABY CRIB SAFETY: BEFORE AND AFTER YOU BUY

For many expecting parents, visions of pastel, color-coordinated nurseries dance alongside mounds of fluffy pillows and luxurious baby bedding. Unfortunately, these bedding sets are almost always more stylish than safe, and in some cases they can be downright dangerous. There are some guidelines that new parents should adhere to when choosing a crib and bedding for their upcoming bundle of joy, making sure that certain requirements are met and dangers avoided before Baby’s first slumber … [Read more...]

Parents and caregivers – 10 Facts About Febrile Seizures

It is estimated that 1 in every 25 children will have a febrile seizure, according to the National Institutes of Health. For parents whose child experiences a febrile seizure, the experience can be terrifying. Many parents are surprised to learn that young children can experience a seizure as a result of a fever. Fortunately, while febrile seizures are horrifying to watch, they are typically harmless and result in no long-term health risks or complications. Parents and caregivers should … [Read more...]

Susan Winlaw – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this extreme kind heart, creative spirit and women's activist. Author, publisher, women's supporter and all round awesome woman that walks with a soft step, yet carries a big message.         WOMAN of ACTION™     Susan Winlaw       Susan Winlaw was born and raised in Southern Ontario, Canada. She went to College Avenue Secondary School and then attended the University … [Read more...]

YWCA Canada – Safety Siren app for BlackBerry smartphones

  MEDIA RELEASE   Got a new BlackBerry for the holidays? BBM for Safety! YWCA Canada launches Safety Siren app for BlackBerry smartphones As part of its ongoing work to encourage Canadians to Take Action on violence against women and girls, YWCA Canada, the country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization, released the much awaited YWCA Safety Siren app for BlackBerry® smartphones. As part of its suite of anti-violence tools and programming for young … [Read more...]

UN Women – Women's Empowerment Principles

Equality Means Business The Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, part of UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact. The development of the Principles included an international multi-stakeholder consultation process, which was launched in March 2009. Sub-titled … [Read more...]

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