Saudi Arabian Women cast their first votes in the country’s history

Women in Saudi Arabia have cast their first votes in the country's history, in municipal elections. Women were also standing as candidates, another first, despite the conservative kingdom being the only nation where women are not allowed to drive. A total of 978 women have registered as candidates, alongside 5,938 men. Female candidates have had to speak behind a partition while campaigning or be represented by a man. Turnout was high, state media reported. About 130,000 women … [Read more...]

2013 Theme: THE GENDER AGENDA: GAINING MOMENTUM

What are YOU doing this coming year for INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY? Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more. Many global corporations have … [Read more...]

Vote to end the War on Women

It’s the same story all over the world -- abusive, violent men are in charge of making the laws that are supposed to protect women. And they use their power to fend off challenges from victims or voters -- but now we can change that. When a 23-year-old student was brutally gang-raped on a bus in Delhi, citizen protests caught fire across the country and the world erupted in outrage. India commissioned an official review, but this week the government brazenly says it will ignore the review's … [Read more...]

Ethiopia, Stop Forcing People Off Their Land!

Thousands of people are being forced out of their homes to make way for commercial agriculture.They receive little or no compensation for the loss of their land and homes, and are forced into villages without the basic facilities for new people. Stand up against this injustice! » Because of the timing of the relocations, at the beginning of the harvest, and because no food or health resources have been made available for these people, malnutrition, illness and starvation are becoming … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Celebrating Women Now Allowed To Vote!

Hooray for Women!   Saudi Arabian Women Now Allowed To Vote Saudi Arabian King Abdullah has granted women in his country the right to vote and run for public office. Not so much hooray- in order to participate in public life, women still need permission from a male relative. They also won't be able to start participating in the democratic process until the next election cycle, which won't happen until 2015. Despite the delay in implementation, Saudi Women … [Read more...]

Help Subaru Choose a Charity‏ – Take Action!

Vote for the charity you want added to the Subaru "Share the Love" event Subaru knows their owners care. That's why they created the annual "Share the Love" event, where for every new Subaru that's leased or sold, a $250 donation is made to the owners' choice of charities. This year, they need your help to choose one of those charities. Go to the Subaru Facebook page to cast your vote for the American Red Cross, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®, Make-A-Wish Foundation® or Teach … [Read more...]

Canadian Women 'MOM the Vote' – Annie Urban via care2

Moms should be a force to be reckoned with in politics. Not only do mothers control most of the family spending, but they are also often the ones taking care of three generations – their children, their parents, themselves and sometimes their spouses too. Canadian mothers are the ones taking family members to the doctor, making child care or nursing home arrangements, going to the grocery store and paying the heat bill, all while commuting to and from a full-time job. Many of the key issues … [Read more...]

Canadian Women ‘MOM the Vote’ – Annie Urban via care2

Moms should be a force to be reckoned with in politics. Not only do mothers control most of the family spending, but they are also often the ones taking care of three generations – their children, their parents, themselves and sometimes their spouses too. Canadian mothers are the ones taking family members to the doctor, making child care or nursing home arrangements, going to the grocery store and paying the heat bill, all while commuting to and from a full-time job. Many of the key issues … [Read more...]

Centennial Celebrations ~ 100 Years ~ International Women's Day~

  A Celebration of Women    ~ International Women's Day~    Centennial Celebrations ~ 100 Years  { 1911 - 2011}   We are pleased to present:      100 Women of Destiny Tele-Retreat; Conceived and hosted by Madeleine Marentette of Grail Springs Spa & Retreat Center All you need is a phone!         Milestones: from Suffragette to Social Networker.   Take your Seat at the largest virtual Round Table ever created   ~ and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day ~     It … [Read more...]

Centennial Celebrations ~ 100 Years ~ International Women’s Day~

  A Celebration of Women    ~ International Women's Day~    Centennial Celebrations ~ 100 Years  { 1911 - 2011}   We are pleased to present:      100 Women of Destiny Tele-Retreat; Conceived and hosted by Madeleine Marentette of Grail Springs Spa & Retreat Center All you need is a phone!         Milestones: from Suffragette to Social Networker.   Take your Seat at the largest virtual Round Table ever created   ~ and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day ~     It … [Read more...]

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