Hillary Clinton Celebrates Breaking Largest Glass Ceiling-Shattering Win

Tonight, President Obama called both Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Sanders. The President congratulated both candidates for running inspiring campaigns that have energized Democrats, brought a new generation of Americans into the political process, and shined a spotlight on important policy ideas aimed at making sure our economy and our politics work for everybody, not just those with wealth and power. The President congratulated Secretary Clinton for securing the delegates necessary … [Read more...]

Farheen Khan, Mississauga Centre

As the only candidate born and raised in Mississauga, Farheen has the vision, passion, and experience to fix Ottawa and stand up for our Canadian values. Coming from a long line of patriots, her family has always been at the forefront of defending our country. Her dad worked for the Toronto Police, her grand uncle was a Staff Sergeant for the Toronto Police, and her sister was a Master Corporal in the Reserves with the Canadian Armed Forces. Now Farheen is standing up to make sure Ottawa … [Read more...]

Marina wanted to a NUN, ended up in the Sea of Brazil

The Brazilian Socialist Party plans to launch environmentalist Marina Silva as its presidential candidate next week, replacing party leader Eduardo Campos who was killed in a plane clash, a senior party official said on Saturday. The PSB, as the party is known, has agreed to rally around a Silva candidacy after she pledged to honor the party's program and its regional alliances, said Beto Albuquerque, a party congressman from the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. "She will be the PSB … [Read more...]

Celebrating, a Woman ‘to be’ in the White House

Hillary Clinton - WOMAN of ACTION™ run for President; that is the question. JANE PAULEY: If not you, who? Who is the viable woman of either party who could win a primary nomination in 2016, if not you? HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I think there are a number of qualified women who are holding office. "The last few days have offered vivid illustrations of why Hillary Clinton could decide not to run for president — and why, in the end, I believe she will. Example No. 1 is the … [Read more...]

Celebrating Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s First Woman Premiere

Kathleen Wynn celebrates her WIN this 12th day of JUNE 2014. Brava Kathleen! Kathleen O'Day Wynne (born May 21, 1953) is a politician in Ontario, the 25th and current Premier of Ontario and a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Don Valley West for the Liberal Party. She is the first premier in Canada to be openly gay and the first female premier of Ontario. She was Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Aboriginal Affairs until … [Read more...]

Hibaaq Osman – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this brave, envisioned activist and woman leader. Forging new paths for Arab Women, this powerhouse is the founder of KARAMA, RISING FOR DIGNITY; advancing women advancement, rights and human dignity in the Arab world.         WOMAN of ACTION™     Hibaaq Osman "Democracy without women is hypocrisy"         Hibaaq Osman is a global political strategist, with … [Read more...]

Kenyan Women celebrating good start, with long way to go!

With the focus of local and international media on Kenya’s ability to maintain peace and stability, improvements in women’s political participation were an unsung success story of the country’s national elections, held earlier this month. After one of the most high-profile campaigns in Kenyan history, 87 of the 416 seats in the newly-established National Assembly and Senate chambers will be held by women. Previously, just 22 women sat in the old 222 - seat Parliament, which did not have a … [Read more...]

UNDP offers six-point plan to fast-track women in politics, Asia-Pacific

UNDP THAILAND/MARK S. COGAN | ABC JOURNALIST HELEN BROWN MODERATES A DISCUSSION OF PROMINENT POLITICAL ACTORS SHARING THEIR THOUGHTS ON WHY THE PUSH FOR POLITICAL EQUALITY IN ASIA LANGUISHES BEHIND OTHER REGIONS. BANGKOK — It will take 50 years for gender balance to be achieved in Asia-Pacific national legislatures if the increase in women’s participation in parliaments remains at the current pace, says a UN Development Programme (UNDP) study released this week. Economic progress will be … [Read more...]

Victoria Claflin Woodhull Blood Martin – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of one of our history's strongest female powerhouses; one that ran for the Presidency of the United States of America in 1872.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Victoria Claflin Woodhull Blood Martin "The truth is that I am too many years ahead of this age and the exalted views and objects of humanitarianism can scarcely be grasped as yet by the unenlightened mind of the average man."      -- … [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...]

ILO: Greater gender equality in politics is good news for the world of work

ILO’s gender policy specialist welcomes recent achievements on gender equality in politics but says more needs to be done including in the world of work. "We take another step towards globalizing social progress when we champion gender equality as a matter of rights and social justice, as well as efficiency and good business sense"Juan Somavía, ILO Director-General GENEVA (ILO News) – The Director of the ILO Bureau of Gender Equality says that progress that has been made lately in … [Read more...]

The UN Working Group – ‘ still too few women in politics ‘

Kamala Chandrakirana Kamala Chandrakirana is among the founders of Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence against Women, a unique national mechanism for women’s human rights. She just completed eleven years of service, six of which was as Chairperson of the Commission. She is also active in various civil society organizations, such as the Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW), a leading anti-corruption advocate; ELSAM, a human rights think-tank; Syarikat Indonesia, a network of progressive … [Read more...]

Risks, Be Fearless, Take Action! – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Risks, Be Fearless, Take Action! Take risks. Be confident in your convictions. Bring others along. Great leaders look fear in the eye and use it to their advantage. As the force driving them into uncharted territory. And the adrenaline that keeps them climbing the corporate ladder. They don't surrender or retreat. They're committed to their vision and believe in it above everything else. They are smart, strategic, and always ready to Take Action! … [Read more...]

Bhutan: Namgay Peldon, first woman elected ‘Gup of Tashiding Gewog’

Bhutan (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་ཡུལ་, tr ʼbrug-yul, "Druk Yul"; Devanagari भूटान, Bhūṭān), officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China. Bhutan is separated from the nearby country of Nepal to the west by the Indian state of Sikkim, and from Bangladesh to the south by the Indian states of Assam and West … [Read more...]

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