PMO, Governor General to attend investiture of Willem-Alexander as King of the Netherlands

April 25, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will travel to the Netherlands to attend the investiture of Willem-Alexander in Amsterdamon April 30, 2013. Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange and eldest son of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus, will ascend to the throne as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix. The heir apparent will be the first King … [Read more...]

Gender Matters – To Me and To Development

G-SPOTS Preetha Prabhakaran says: If asked to pick on one single moment or event in my life that has been influenced by my gender, I would find it an impossible task. This is because gender has worked like an invisible force, underlining my actions and behaviours for as long as I can remember. It claimed me at birth, like a second mother, and it has lived with me ever since. It has been a constant voice in my head, shaping my sense-of-self and moulding my capabilities, limitations, … [Read more...]

BREAST CANCER, How Many Women are getting this disease?

How many women get breast cancer? The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012: About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). About 39,510 deaths from breast cancer (women) Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the … [Read more...]

Vicky Lynn Darden – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman. A survivor in many areas of life, here is a perfect example of one that makes a decision to Take Action and use the experiences that life can toss to us, at us and through us; using these events collectively as the molding kiln to grow into the Woman we were destined to BE.   WOMAN of ACTION™ Vicky Lynn Darden   Hello everyone, my name is Vicky, I am a cancer survivor on a … [Read more...]

Sister Sibling Rivalry: What does a Mother do?

      Sister Rivalry       "What does a Mother do? "    This morning, my work is disturbed by three almost grown women, aged 16, 18 and 20. These quasi 'Women' had exploded into an all out brawl over 'bras and panties'. At the top of their lungs, these three gals are waking the neighbourhood, taking each other's inventory for the last ten years, and all the while I sit, hiding in the shadows, dodging the bullets that so easily could be instantly redirected at guess who? Yes, you got it! … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse

    ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse     Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009 (House Resolution 448)   “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God.  I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:32, NI)   Last month we celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday. I was thrilled that my fiancé and her only grandchild were there for the momentous occasion. As I looked at her I couldn’t help but feel happy that she is still around. She and I used to live together until I … [Read more...]

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