UN Women, What are women’s human rights?

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World AIDS Day, 1 December 2014

World AIDS Day Message from UN Women’s Executive Director for World AIDS Day, 1 December 2014 The new UNAIDS report released for World AIDS Day calls on us all to take a fast-track approach over the next five years to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. UN Women is proud to be a partner in the collaborative fight against AIDS, and commends UNAIDS on the progress made through this concerted drive. Ending gender inequality is an essential prerequisite for the success of this effort. Ending … [Read more...]

International Day to End Violence against Women, NOV 25

25 November, International Day to End Violence against Women! It's time to fulfil the promise to end violence against women ... UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for action to end violence against women: "Women are beaten in their homes, harassed on the streets, bullied on the internet. Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence at some point in her life. In some conflict situations, it may be more dangerous to be a girl or a woman than … [Read more...]

WeMENsdays! “where Women meet Men halfway”, NOV 19

WeMENsdays! Night - 'where Women meet Men halfway' - NOV 19 RESERVE YOUR SEAT ONLINE & SAVE: www.wewednesdays.com NOVEMBER is a Busy Month, as Momentum Builds for the year end. It truly is very exciting to watch so much energy exchange, events succeed and evolution Take Action! Jumping right into this amazing energy flow, WEWomen have decided to launch our Once a Month Night for MEN. Yes, ladies, WE said Men! NOV*EMBER 19 has a Two-fold Blessing of a Night as we use this event to … [Read more...]

UN celebrating 69 years Oct 24 th!

The United Nations will turn 69 years old on Friday, and as the world confronts numerous "problems without passports" – from climate change to terrorism to disease outbreaks – its work is as important as ever. Each of us has a role to play in supporting the UN's work to promote global peace and progress. Yesterday, UN officials including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, members of the UN Foundation Board of Directors, diplomats, advocates, business leaders, and other partners came together at … [Read more...]

UN Women National Committee Canada celebrates HeForShe

Dear supporters of UN Women and UN Women National Committee Canada I am pleased to announce the launch of the global HeForShe campaign, a movement that transcends class, race or gender. The HeForShe Campaign is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women's rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. … [Read more...]

Anti-Slavery Day celebrated, creating awareness OCT 18

People with slaves? They don't know how to behave, so let's demonstrate ... Anti Slavery Day 18 October 2014 What do you think when you hear Anti Slavery Day? That slavery is something of the past? It should be, yet it's still rife in many parts of the world. Slavery has existed almost as long as human beings themselves, having been recorded as far back as the fifth century BC. Many people were treated as dogs - locked in chains around their hands, feet and even their necks. … [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...]

UN General Assembly gather in NYC, SEPT 21-22

On September 21-22 – as leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly – people from Jakarta to Johannesburg to New York will be joining the conversation through the 2014 Social Good Summit. Participants include heads of United Nations agencies, leaders of top non-governmental organizations, and celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Connie Britton, and Pharrell Williams. It's not every day you get the chance to join a conversation with people from around the world. And when the … [Read more...]

Jane Goodhall speaks out loud, World Peace Day 2014

As a UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Goodall makes it a priority each and every year to observe and celebrate the annual International Day of Peace on September 21. Dr. Goodall always helps us see how important it is that we strive to create a more peaceful world for all people, as well as the natural world which we share. With this year's theme, "Right of People's to Peace," Dr. Goodall wrote the following message. A Celebration of Women™, in Toronto, Canada is celebrating live on … [Read more...]

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