HUMAN TRAFFICKING WEEK-END, Toronto, Mar. 14/15

  Good Sheppard Lutheran Church 1630 Lawrence Avenue W. North York Early bird donation $15 before February 14, 2114 at the Door $20. c/o Maria Angel Consuegra - CONTACT HERE     … [Read more...]

Coming Together in Support of the UN‏

Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation speaks at the UN Foundation lunch on the Millennium Development Goals. The World Convenes in Support of the UN As people around the world gathered in New York for UN General Assembly week in late September, the UN Foundation helped connect them with ways to support the UN on some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Your voice was an important part of this global conversation. From maintaining momentum toward the … [Read more...]

UN peacekeeping, Women on the front lines to End Violence Against Women

March 2013 – “I know what it means to lose your house, to be looted. To look a child in the eye and say, 'If they come for me, you need to run'," said the newly appointed United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. "I know what it means to give testimony and to investigate the documents.” These words came from Zainab Hawa Bangura, former health minister of Sierra Leone and a survivor of that country’s civil war, who has just completed six months in office and is … [Read more...]

Ban Ki-Moon speaks with Malala!

As of 5 April, only 1,000 days remain until the end of the 2015 target date for achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs – which range from halving extreme poverty to promoting gender equality to providing universal primary education by the target date of 2015 – form an internationally agreed blueprint which countries and leading development institutions have signed onto. Since their adoption in 2000, the MDGs have made a huge difference, helping to set global and … [Read more...]

Rebeca Grynspan, “That’s the development message we have to give.”

Violence Against Women also hurts business and development | Suki Beavers & Benjamin Kumpf Violence against Women and Girls is a human rights violation – and this should be enough to trigger dedicated action. But this widespread violence also causes economic and development problems that remain invisible in most debates. A SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVOR IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. AFTER RECEIVING PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT A MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMMUNITY CENTRE, SHE … [Read more...]

India Activists Taking Action: Demand Justice for All Women!

Peace X Peace is the international organization that lifts and multiplies women’s voices, strengthens women’s capacity to connect across divides, promotes leadership and gender equity, and nurtures a global network of peace builders in 120 countries. “We do not need protesters and activists fighting for us after we are raped or almost killed. We need them to fight for rights that make sure such cases never occur.” The sensationalized news about Delhi gang rape has stirred the minds of many. … [Read more...]

International Anti-Street Harassment Week, April 7-13

For the second consecutive year, The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is a co-sponsoring organization of International Anti-Street Harassment Week with Meet Us On the Street. From April 7-13, 2013, thousands of women and men across the United States and throughout the world in cities such as Cairo, Delhi, Istanbul, Montreal, Oslo, and Sana’a will participate in International Anti-Street Harassment Week to collectively raise awareness about gender-based street harassment. By collectively … [Read more...]

Bachelet celebrates Gratitude & Salutations, on her “stellar legacy.”

SECRETARY-GENERAL PRAISES ‘VISIONARY’ LEADERSHIP OF MICHELLE BACHELET, FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT BY UN-WOMEN CHIEF OF DEPARTURE   The following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement on the announcement by Michelle Bachelet of her departure as Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women): "Ms. Michelle Bachelet has informed me of her intention to step down as Executive Director of UN-Women. I would like to … [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...]

Gossamerheart.com, ‘You Don’t Have To Live Like A Refugee’

The Past Is Over. You Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee In honor of all the Women of our World, and Celebrating the positive global changes that are happening in the women's/human rights movement, Roxanne Williams, The Dragonfly Whispererer, has once again created a wonderful message using VIDEO. The women of this planet are all one, saying NO MORE VIOLENCE. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime … [Read more...]

ONE BILLION RISING Documentary Call For Submissions

V-Day is creating a ONE BILLION RISING documentary project, and we are looking to include footage and high resolution photos of local events from all over the world. If you filmed or photographed your event, we would love to see! We will need the highest resolution files available shared with us via Dropbox. These can be RAW footage, edited pieces, single photographs or folders with multiple images. TAKE ACTION To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for … [Read more...]

Eve Ensler says ‘Thank You’

To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for making 14 February 2013 the largest global action in history to end violence against women and girls! “Together on 14 February, we expressed our outrage and joy and our firm global call for a world where women are free and safe and cherished and equal. One Billion Rising brought together coalitions of groups and individuals that have never worked together before and galvanized new supporters and associations and masses of men … [Read more...]

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