Jihadists in Iraq – Girls undergo FGM ‘Fatwa’, ISIS

GENEVA: Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday. The UN's second most senior official in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, said, "It is a fatwa (or religious edict) from ISIS, we learnt about it this morning. We have no precise numbers." The Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the … [Read more...]

Cecilia.W.Yu 余詠詩 – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a women's activist that has used social media to build an empire depicting incredible insight in her art and writings as a global multimedia professional! She represents a fine example as a unique role model for young girls and women, especially those living in the Far South East Asia and overseas Chinese       WOMAN of ACTION™     Cecilia.W.Yu 余詠詩     What … [Read more...]

Take Action! Inspire Change … celebrate Mandela Day 2014

Take Action! Inspire Change “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Can you spare 67 minutes of your time helping others? Every year, on Mandela Day, people around the world are asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to do just that. By devoting 67 minutes of their time – one minute for every year of Mr. Mandela’s public … [Read more...]

FEAR does not kill your DREAMS

In recent times, it seems there are only three measures of success: Money, looks, and fame. If you don't have one or all of them, you feel like things aren't good enough, and perhaps you feel unlucky and cheated. But you're an ordinary person, and it's hard to feel self-worth, self-respect, and self-esteem when you go to an everyday job in an everyday world. How do you find a sense of significance in a world that seems so very shallow? Read on below the jump for advice on feeling better about … [Read more...]

World We Want 2015

The World We Want 2015 enables people to engage, visualize and analyze people’s voices on sustainable development. Trends & Outcomes “The World We Want 2015 Trends” is a one-stop shop for people’s participation and engagement with policy making. It also allows policy makers to better understand the needs and priorities of their constituents. At the same time, it is a place for local solutions to be shared and learnt from, a space for open-knowledge, open-data, and cooperation. Thanks to … [Read more...]

Child Prostitution, 2014 World Cup’s Darkest Side

Amid the events surrounding the 2014 World Cup showcasing Brazil's dynamic culture, food and other assets, and the memorable plays on the soccer field, with perhaps the best so far being Robin Van Persie's masterful header against Spain on the second day of play, there's a 'dark side': deep-rooted problems simmering just below the surface in South America's largest country with child prostitution an especially grim reminder that all is not football and Carnival. In the first decade of the … [Read more...]

Bob Proctor’s 10 Best Quotes

Bob's Best Quotes “Thoughts become things. If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.” "I think earning money is the simplest thing in the world once you learn how to do it." "See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it. It always works." “Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.It must be a goal that is soooo... appealing, so much in line with your spiritual core, that … [Read more...]

Celebrating, a Woman ‘to be’ in the White House

Hillary Clinton - WOMAN of ACTION™ run for President; that is the question. JANE PAULEY: If not you, who? Who is the viable woman of either party who could win a primary nomination in 2016, if not you? HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I think there are a number of qualified women who are holding office. "The last few days have offered vivid illustrations of why Hillary Clinton could decide not to run for president — and why, in the end, I believe she will. Example No. 1 is the … [Read more...]

4 reasons why, Women should Support other Women

It saddens me when I hear that along with the challenges we face as women in business, that we are not supporting each other as well as we could. “I am in competition with no-one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone else. I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday.” They say that the best leaders empower and develop the people around them. If that’s the criteria then in fact, no matter our role in life, we all have the potential to be a … [Read more...]

Julienne Lusenge – 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 human rights for Women in the DRC - Democratic Republic of Congo.       WOMAN of ACTION™       Julienne Lusenge President of Solidarité féminine pour la paix et le développement integral (Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Integrated Development) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As President, she … [Read more...]

The Courage to Speak® Foundation – MAY 19 – 21

The Courage to Speak Foundation announces Dates of Drug Awareness Presentations, in Participation for SAMHSA Third Annual National Prevention Week 2014. Ginger Katz, CEO and founder of The Courage to Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, will be presenting “From Marijuana to Opiates,” on May 19 at Briggs High School in Norwalk, CT, “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions,” on May 20 at Brookside Elementary in Norwalk, CT and “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions,” on May 21 at … [Read more...]

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women – MAY 14

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women | NETWORKING at its Best!!! WOMEN to NETWORK, share, mingle, meet & greet other great women in business, women building a dream, women starting new projects, women writing great books, women meeting women, women supporting women … and will run every second WEDNESDAY. Each week will have a Surprise Guest, and always great Draws & Raffles! YOU are going to LOVE our Surprise Guest Speaker >>> Mother, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, a Real Woman … [Read more...]

“I feel HEARD on World Pulse‏” Lydia of the Philippines

World Pulse exists because of the financial support of the women and men of our global network, including Lydia who gives $1 every month. Will you join with Lydia and begin your own monthly contributions right now? One click from a partner website introduced Lydia to World Pulse, and with many subsequent clicks she felt heard and encouraged by our online community. She even connected with US researchers who sought her expertise using the Internet for change: “I was able to contribute to … [Read more...]

Women’s World Banking – JOBS

In order for more low-income women to have access to financial products than ever before, Women’s World Banking works closely with its global network of 39 leading micro finance institutions from 28 countries to create new credit, savings, and insurance products specifically designed for the unique needs of women. Of our network members is committed to serving women as clients, innovators and leaders. Women’s World Banking has found new ways to help women build financial safety nets, by … [Read more...]

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