January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Razia Bibi

A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of this yet another, amazing woman of dignity, humility, love and strength. Her challenges living through the floods of Pakistan, destroyed her house, leaving her family homeless and powerless. With her strength, she stood tall, dug her feet deep into the ground and started from scratch, never giving up. WOMAN of ACTION Razia Bibi "The food we received from WFP has been a big help in these months as we have … [Read more...]

Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice

  In many countries of the world, the rule of law still rules women out     In every region, there are laws that discriminate against women, in relation to property, the family, employment and citizenship. Too often, justice institutions, including the police and the courts, deny women justice. But, governments and civil society are pioneering innovative approaches to ensure that women can access justice Catalyzing gender-sensitive law reform, investing in one-stop shops and … [Read more...]

Swanchetan Society for Mental Health in New Delhi, Rajat Mitra

CBM partner Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Mission Hospital organises self help groups for women with psychosocial disabilities in Kerala, South India. Community workers are recruited from their own neighbourhood adding to the sense of ownership by the group members. This concept is the culmination of a long track laid out by CBM and partners since the 2004 Asian tsunami. Swanchetan Society for Mental Health Dr. Rajat Mitra is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Swanchetan Society … [Read more...]

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