UN Women Executive Director visits Ukraine

During her first official visit to Ukraine, from 8-10 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is meeting with government officials, parliamentarians, donors, women's groups, internally displaced women and other women facing multiple forms of discrimination. Her visit comes at a crucial time for Ukraine when the country addresses the effects of the on-going armed conflict and implementing an ambitious national reform agenda. At her meetings, the Executive Director is highlighting … [Read more...]

World peace?

These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict As new wars and civil unrests seem to be flaring up every week, we look for the only countries in the world that could be considered ‘conflict-free’. With the crisis in Gaza, the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria and the international stand-off ongoing in Ukraine, it can sometimes feel like the whole world is at war. But experts believe this is actually almost universally the case, according to … [Read more...]

I Am A Ukrainian, This Needs To Go Viral

I am not a Ukrainian. But, the creator of this video is and it should make us all feel like we are. Watch it. Share it. Send it to your representatives. It’s not your problem. True. But all of our collective voices might be part of the solution. Related Thought Kiev2 Admit It, You Have No Idea What's Going On In Ukraine Right Now This article will fill your knowledge gap. The first thing you should know is that Ukrainian protests make Occupy Wall Street look like a play date. If … [Read more...]

Adoption Awareness Month is celebrated NOVEMBER

Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically, some societies have enacted specific laws governing … [Read more...]

“Keeping Men and Boys safe” 2013, (IMD) – NOV 19

"Keeping Men and Boys safe" 2013, International Men's Day (IMD) - NOV 19 International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Speaking on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of IMD, "This is an excellent idea and would give … [Read more...]

Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

Lorre White reports ‘Central & Eastern European luxury markets ..’

Central & Eastern European luxury markets continue downturn Political instability has been adding to the prolongued financial crisis in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine – resulting in a decrease in buying power, drop in direct foreign investments and an even more restrictive access to credit. This has translated into a drop in luxury sales in all the four countries, across all sectors, especially fashion, jewellery, watches and cars. An increase in wealthy nationals shopping at … [Read more...]

Karina Bagration-Mukhrani, blessings, ‘taking stock and setting 2013 goals’

On the eve of the New Year would like to take stock of the work done and set new goals, to draw new plans and just dream. . International Association of Women's intellectual business clubs Women's world association, founded in September 2012, in that short time, held: 2 financial analytic seminars 1 practice session for energy systems - Opened 2 new club: "One True Thing" and "Club chat with wives of millionaires" in a new direction - family, which is run by Tatiana Elfimov. As … [Read more...]

What will the next generation say you did to end HIV in Women & Children?

The GLOBAL PLAN   We are at a turning point for delivering on the promise to end child and maternal mortality and improve health – marked by bold new commitments. This strategic framework supports one such commitment, the 'Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive'. It offers guidance for preventing HIV infections and unintended pregnancies – both essential strategies for improving maternal and child health, and … [Read more...]

Moldova: UN Trust Fund supports victims of human trafficking

When Dana read an advert from a travel agency inviting women from the Republic of Moldova to spend a summer in Italy working as waitresses in a nightclub, she did not think twice about seizing the opportunity. The 19-year-old had long dreamed of going to Italy; now she could do so - and even earn good money. Dana responded to the ad and soon after made the fateful journey from her country, nestled between Ukraine and Romania, west to Italy. Upon arrival, Dana found herself trapped in a … [Read more...]

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