Royal North India Tour, Feb 15 – March 6, 2016

JOIN Enakshi Sinha ...on her forthcoming India tour as an cultural ambassador and a host leader of the exciting and exotic Royal North India Tour which is starting from Feb 15 to March 6, 2016. Enakshi says: "We will also cover Taj Mahautsav - Classical dance and music festival where you can witness the festival at the backdrop of Taj Mahal at Agra and mingle with the most renowned artists of India." … [Read more...]

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MMITRA MOM

I joined mMitra program, of ARMMAN and MAMA, in September and since then I have had the opportunity of meeting several of our young pregnant subscribers. They hope for a healthy baby and a fulfilling motherhood like any of us, but their circumstances put them at risk. Although they come from varied backgrounds, the fact that they do not have access to health information and services binds them together. The story below is an archetype based on several different women in the program that captures … [Read more...]

Women at the center of Economic Activity

Professor Muhammad Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh with the objective of helping poor people escape from poverty by providing loans without collateral to support income-generating activities. From Prof. Yunus's personal loan of small amounts of money in the mid-70's to destitute basket-weavers in Bangladesh, the Grameen Bank has advanced to the forefront of a burgeoning world movement toward eradicating poverty through micro-lending. Today it has 8.4 million borrowers of … [Read more...]

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...]

Chantal Jumel – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a remarkable woman in Paris, France who has done some amazing work learning and preserving the art, craft and designs of village rural women in India into our global alumni with open arms, embracing collaboration in bettering the lives of women, through her artistic approach to spiritual well-being for all women.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Chantal … [Read more...]

Ormoc City, a port city in the Philippines – Take Action!

I arrived by boat in Ormoc City, a port city in the Philippines. One step onto the ground and you know it's a disaster zone. It's all destroyed. Typhoon Haiyan has destroyed everything. Tin roofing sheets are hanging off trees like wet cardboard. Electric poles were broken like toothpicks. And amidst the wreckage, the people are growing desperate. It's now very hot, and people are parched. Some officials just came and told us that people have been breaking into shops, … [Read more...]

South Asia show how Stigma and Discrimination can be Transformed

Stigma and discrimination are widely recognised as two of the major barriers to an effective and successful AIDS response. But how, with both often entrenched and hard to challenge, can they be meaningfully addressed? The World Bank and The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) focused on this central question during a satellite session at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna entitled: Making the case for stigma-reduction and moving to action, the experience of South … [Read more...]

Canada-United Kingdom – “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”

Canada-United Kingdom joint declaration “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”       September 22, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario We, the Prime Ministers of Canada and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, met in Ottawa on September 22, 2011, and have together endorsed this second Joint Declaration between our two countries. Our meeting today reinvigorates our strategic partnership. The bond between our countries has been … [Read more...]

UNODC showcases inspiring initiatives to fight human trafficking

Balmani - a young girl from the rural part of Jharkhand (a state with high numbers of human trafficking victims), who received livelihood training in housekeeping and is now able to support her mother's medical treatment.    Chandni - a 14 year old girl from Kishanganj, Bihar (another high source state for human trafficking), who narrowly escaped being sold to a 45 year old stranger for marriage. Jamila - a caregiver from a boys' shelter home in Calicut, Kerala who has learnt to view … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet to Make Economic, Political and Social Case for Women at the World Economic Forum

  Michelle Bachelet  to Make Economic, Political and Social Case for Women at the World Economic Forum     UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will partake at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week to “make the economic, political and social case for women in the world.” During the annual meeting, Ms. Bachelet will participate at high-level forums, focusing on major challenges and solutions of and for women, on social protection and global sustainability. She will … [Read more...]

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