Grace Hartman – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a women's activist that would tell you 'just do it' Her work in trade unions and work in the women’s movement were interrelated ways to change Canadian society. Because of her hard work and she was able to bring organization and their workers closer together in a peace movement. She retired in 1983 and became the President of Voice of Women in 1988 until she passed away.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Myriam Zaluar, (Inflexible Precarious – Portugal) is Taking Action!

LISBON, Mar 2013 (IPS) - Indignation in Portugal over rampant joblessness and cuts in wages, pensions and unemployment benefits, together with a growing tax burden, has given rise to innovative forms of protest capable of drawing large crowds. The common denominator is non-violence. A mixture of ingenuity, humour and nostalgia for the good old days is the recipe that wide sectors of society are following to express their outrage in the face of the social and economic debacle. In the … [Read more...]

India Activists Taking Action: Demand Justice for All Women!

Peace X Peace is the international organization that lifts and multiplies women’s voices, strengthens women’s capacity to connect across divides, promotes leadership and gender equity, and nurtures a global network of peace builders in 120 countries. “We do not need protesters and activists fighting for us after we are raped or almost killed. We need them to fight for rights that make sure such cases never occur.” The sensationalized news about Delhi gang rape has stirred the minds of many. … [Read more...]

Eve Ensler says ‘Thank You’

To all of our activists, regardless of how you rose THANK YOU for making 14 February 2013 the largest global action in history to end violence against women and girls! “Together on 14 February, we expressed our outrage and joy and our firm global call for a world where women are free and safe and cherished and equal. One Billion Rising brought together coalitions of groups and individuals that have never worked together before and galvanized new supporters and associations and masses of men … [Read more...]

ONE BILLION RISING kicksoff FEB 4 – UK at Cafe de Paris {Want to share why YOU are Rising?}

Two Weeks Until We RISE!   Can you feel it? Flashmobs, Marches, Zumba, Rallies, Dance Actions, Sit-ins, Strikes - ONE BILLION people will rise and the earth is already starting to shake! Are you ready?   Don't forget to: Add your Rising to the Map Check out the Toolkit Download the videos and music   Want to share why YOU are RISING? Upload your own "I Am Rising..." Video Here "I Am Rising...": Anoushka Shankar Anoushka Shankar is a … [Read more...]

Gender Matters – To Me and To Development

G-SPOTS Preetha Prabhakaran says: If asked to pick on one single moment or event in my life that has been influenced by my gender, I would find it an impossible task. This is because gender has worked like an invisible force, underlining my actions and behaviours for as long as I can remember. It claimed me at birth, like a second mother, and it has lived with me ever since. It has been a constant voice in my head, shaping my sense-of-self and moulding my capabilities, limitations, … [Read more...]

Harriett Russell Strong – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  is honored to pay Tribute to another icon of America, a Woman!  Her perseverence and intelligence created many great inventions; and her forsight of the necessity of water, inspired many of today's solutions of irrigation and general water supply. A True testiment to the Power of a Woman!       WOMAN of ACTION™      Harriet Russell Strong   THE PINK AND WHITE, HELPLESS prettiness; the delicate, fainting, clinging doll is … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Cinda Stevens Lonsway

  A Celebration of Women™ "...Women with the Strength of Lions and the Hearts of Lambs..."   ...is excited to share another Amazing, Loving and Inspired Woman that is following her longing to combine creativity, beauty, health, spirituality, and her desire to make a difference in people’s lives. Her prose ROAR, is one that will absolutely make You Smile, find Your Voice, enjoy Being You and roar for the Pure Joy of being Female!   WOMAN of ACTION™     Cinda … [Read more...]

‘Mary Jo’ (Wangari Muta Maathai) – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ ... has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of one Woman in our World that lived beyond her call of duty. Tributes have been paid to the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai who has died of cancer at the age of 71. As the first African Woman to receive the honour, Wangari Maathai not only championed preservation of the environment but she also promoted democracy, Women’s Rights and the Rights of the Poor. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga called her … [Read more...]

Catherine MacKinnon – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman, one that is devoting her life to ground-breaking solutions to one of our world's deepest subjects: Sexual Harassment and civil rights. Her life has contributed throughout the woman's movement in areas of prostitution and as global advisor on Gender Issues.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Catherine MacKinnon Will the word “Woman,” like the word “Jew” finally come to stand for a reality of … [Read more...]

Clara Zetkin – WOMAN of ACTION

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate this Life through our Tribute one of history's female powerhouses; an activist, a leader ahead of her times, a peacekeeper and advocate for women's rights. WOMAN of ACTION™ Clara Zetkin It is only when women start to organize in large numbers that we become a political force, and begin to move towards the possibility of a truly democratic society in which every human being can be brave, responsible, thinking and diligent in the … [Read more...]

Aditi Mitra: Feminist organizing in India, a study of women in NGOs

   A Celebration of Women is pleased to Celebrate a Woman Scholar named  Dr.Aditi Mitra. This woman has devoted this study to the analysis of women's empowerment movement for the Women of our World, in India. We have decided to share her work with our Women in small doses; as her study is indepth and truly should be appreciated slowly. Part I of her work named: Feminist organizing in India, a study of women in  NGOs, will include the synopsis, introduction, literature … [Read more...]

NEPAL, Women Activists are Taking Action !

NEPAL: Women activists demand to see new draft constitution KATHMANDU, 8 August 2011 (IRIN) - Women’s rights groups in Nepal say they are being left out of negotiations at a critical time, weeks before the country’s Constituent Assembly (CA) is meant to agree on a new constitution. “We need a constitution in time and we need a women-friendly constitution,” Bijaya Karishma, a programme officer for Sankalpa, a women's alliance campaigning for peace, justice and democracy, told IRIN. “We … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – June Callwood {Tribute}

    A Celebration of Women is excited to share with the Women of our World, a Canadian Woman, born today years ago that devoted her life to others so much so that she was considered Canada's most famous social justice activists and often called "Canada's Conscience". .... a Tribute to Celebrate the Life of this Woman that never stopped.. WOMAN of ACTION June Callwood (June 2, 1924 – April 14, 2007) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June Callwood was born in Chatham, Ontario in 1924 … [Read more...]

‘Women, WE can’t afford this silencing, or this fear.’

    IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL   Women of our World:  Answer this... in the last 10 years, how much has changed?      " The fear that dare not speak its name, for some women these days, is a fear of other women; but you aren't supposed to talk about that ."         I A happy marriage is the wife's responsibility.  Long ago, in the land of small metal curlers, of respectable white cotton garter belts and panty girdles with rubbery-smelling snap crotches, of … [Read more...]

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