World population projected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline. The World … [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...]

Estimating the cost of domestic violence against women in Viet Nam

Estimating the cost of domestic violence against women in Viet Nam Authors / Editors : Dr. Nata Duvvury and Ms. Patricia Carney, National University of Ireland, Galway and Dr. Nguyen Huu Minh, Institute for Family and Gender Studies To demonstrate the economic effects of the enormous cost of violence against women, UN Women estimated the economic costs of domestic violence considering out-of-pocket expenditures that women incur to access medical treatment, police support, legal support, … [Read more...]

VIETNAM’s Wage Growth increases despite continuing global slowdown

VIETNAM's Wage Growth increases despite continuing global slowdown Viet Nam has experienced robust wage growth while a new ILO report shows a worse slowdown in global wages. The country, however, still needs to address many challenges, including the informal economy, low productivity and widening gender pay gap. HANOI (ILO News) – Viet Nam has done well in terms of wage growth compared to the world as new ILO figures show a continuing slowdown in global wages, particularly in … [Read more...]

Jane Fonda – WOMAN of ACTION™

    A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of a woman that has embraced life with fervor and spirit.   Always Taking Action for her beliefs, standing up for her causes and never allowing obstacles to stop her powerful energy to move forward, even when her activities were considered controversial. Enjoy our Tribute to her Life. She describes herself as a 'liberal and a feminist'.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Jane … [Read more...]

TRADE of INNOCENTS – World Premiere Sept 29

  SEX TRAFFICKING of CHILDREN: The numbers surprised me. Several thousands of women and girls each year routinely forced to have sex multiple times per day? 1 official and many unofficial trafficking circuits spanning the country? Over 5,000 brothels disguised as massage parlors? 13 as the average age of entrance into the trade? $200,000 in profit per girl/child per year? The land of the free? Yes, I’m talking about America. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in … [Read more...]

Marcia Selva – WOMAN of ACTION

A Celebration of Women is elated to Celebrate the Life of this world reknown philanthropist. This woman has devoted her life to helping others with her focus on HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE—INCLUDING HEALTHCARE,EDUCATION AND INCOME GENERATION ACTIVITIES—TO THE PEOPLE OF VIETNAM, BURMA AND OTHER SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES. Join us as we share the story of all the works done, the plans in action and the woman behind it all.   WOMAN of ACTION Marcia … [Read more...]

Viet Nam’s National Assembly to protect breastfeeding

UNICEF partners with Viet Nam’s National Assembly to protect breastfeeding DA NANG, Viet Nam, May 2012 – In a record move to protect the breastfeeding rights of women and children, UNICEF and the National Assembly’s Institute of Legislative Studies have concluded a series of high-level consultative meetings in Viet Nam’s coastal city of Da Nang. At the high-level meetings, almost 200 elected bodies and National Assembly delegates reviewed international recommendations and their … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: campaigning against domestic violence

September 2011 - The Government of Viet Nam has joined forces with UNODC to increase awareness of the dangers of domestic violence and to encourage communities and families to speak out against such violence. In a countrywide campaign entitled "Say No to Domestic Violence", launched in August 2010, members of the public participated in a writing and painting competition on the theme of gender-based violence and violence against children. Articles were submitted to a local newspaper, Family and … [Read more...]

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