You Did It, Congo Peace is on the White House Agenda‏

The Maman Shujaa 'Hero Women' of Congo thank you and everyone who signed their petition calling for a special US presidential envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Your voices have made a difference. As Neema Namadamu toured the US this past fall, heralding a women-led peace movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she had a goal in sight: for her message to reach the White House. Thanks to your signatures on her Change.org petition, Neema's dream has become a … [Read more...]

How ending violence against women and girls became my passion

A remarkable young man from Tanzania, 24-year-old Mwasapi Kihongosi won the global UNiTE T-shirt design competition in 2011, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in March 2012 and led a Caravan for Change against violence and harmful traditional practices in November 2012. Mwasapi tells us how the plight to end such forms of violence became his passion. “I did not really know just how widespread violence against women and girls is in my country until one morning, approximately one year ago the UN … [Read more...]

7 Days, 1 Billion Will Rise – A Video Message from Eve

    In 7 Days, 1 Billion Will Rise - A Video Message from Eve No matter where you are, in a week we will rise together as one. With the addition of Laos, Liberia, Monaco, and Palestine, we are now up to 197 countries and territories taking part in what will be the largest global day of action the world has ever seen. In seven days, starting in Samoa, the sun will rise on 14 February, kicking off 48 hours worldwide of striking, dancing, and rising. To send you into your … [Read more...]

World Pulse Joins V-Day !!!

World Pulse Joins V-Day in calling for the world to rise against gender-based violence. V-Day's Campaign, One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. On 14 February 2013, V-Day's 15th Anniversary, activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities and women and men across the world will … [Read more...]

ONE BILLION RISING kicksoff FEB 4 – UK at Cafe de Paris {Want to share why YOU are Rising?}

Two Weeks Until We RISE!   Can you feel it? Flashmobs, Marches, Zumba, Rallies, Dance Actions, Sit-ins, Strikes - ONE BILLION people will rise and the earth is already starting to shake! Are you ready?   Don't forget to: Add your Rising to the Map Check out the Toolkit Download the videos and music   Want to share why YOU are RISING? Upload your own "I Am Rising..." Video Here "I Am Rising...": Anoushka Shankar Anoushka Shankar is a … [Read more...]

Patricia Hess – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this 'visionary', a woman on a mission to eradicate HUMAN TRAFFICKING from our world.  'I want to start a revival, initiate activism, and create education for sexual morality - all around the globe, by connecting women of all religions and cultures who share the same essential ethics and virtues: 'no sex outside of marriage' and 'marriage is between one man and one woman for eternity.'     WOMAN of … [Read more...]

IRAN signs up to new covenant to protect women/children

SECURITY: Armed groups sign up to prevent sexual violence JOHANNESBURG, December 2012 (IRIN) - Five Iranian armed groups have become the first to sign up to new covenant aimed at reducing sexual violence in conflict situations, a pledge developed by Geneva-based NGO Geneva Call. The five Iranian groups - the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, the Komala Party of Kurdistan, the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, the Komalah Kurdistan Organization of the Communist Party of Iran and the … [Read more...]

Justice for victims of war-time sexual violence

December 2012 – A United Nations senior official and an independent human rights expert today joined their voices in calling for States to ensure the right to truth and justice for victims of war-time sexual violence, as well as accountability for perpetrators. “Truth, justice and accountability are key in upholding the human rights of women and their right to a life free from violence, particularly in countries in post-conflict situations,” the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, … [Read more...]

Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls must be punished

September 2012 – Violence against women and girls and the indiscriminate extraction of natural resources are among the most pressing issues that indigenous peoples face today, a United Nations human rights expert said today. “A recurring issue that has come to my attention in various contexts is that of violence against indigenous women and girls,” said the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, in his statement to the UN Human Rights Council in … [Read more...]

Maria da Penha – WOMAN of ACTION™ 

  A Celebration of Women™  is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse that rose above extraordinary circumstances involving unheard of levels of violence, domestically. Today, this powerhouse works to help other women to regain dignity, safety and rise of domestic violence. Because her experience and sufferings, an actual law was enacted in Brazil under the symbolic name “Maria da Penha Law on Domestic and Family Violence.”     WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Safe Cities: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2012

"Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls." Port Moresby is one of five pilot cities -- along with Quito, Kigali, New Delhi and Cairo -- participating in UN Women's Global Programme "Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls." Operating successfully since its December 2010 launch, the project, entitled "Port Moresby: A Safer City for Women and Girls," aims to develop, test, evaluate and disseminate a model that makes cities safer for women and girls. Port Moresby … [Read more...]

INCEST is more rampant than one knows…Take Action!

Does INCEST strip the INNOCENCE of a CHILD?   That is the Question .... The problem is that this information is rarely tracked by third world countries. In developed nations, the case of sexual abuse, will always be naturally under reported. In the case of consensual incest, the topic is still taboo, but due to the nature of consent, we have a better picture.   High Incest Activity Countries That is a hard question to answer. Several countries share the spot for … [Read more...]

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