World Peace Day – Sept 21

"The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development... It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms. An agenda for the planet, our common home. An agenda for shared prosperity, peace and partnership." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in … [Read more...]

Women refugees and migrants

On 19 September, on the occasion of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Heads of State and Governments will come together at the first-ever high-level summit for refugees and migrants to discuss a “Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration” and a “Global Compact on Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees”. Ahead of the Summit, learn more about women refugees and migrants and UN Women's efforts to realize their rights. The issue Today, around the world, people are on the … [Read more...]

How Women Can Climb the Corporate Ladder Faster

We’ve heard it often: women need to work twice or three times as hard to succeed in a man’s world of corporate management and top-level jobs. Although pay equality and lack of opportunities for women are still prominent problems we face in real life, there are more ways to climb the corporate ladder than ever before. In fact, there are many opportunities for women to fill top-level positions and push their careers forward. These next several tips will help you get started with your own journey … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Jobs in Public Health

In this day and age, demand is growing immensely for all kinds of professionals in the public health sector. The highest salaried public health workers can averagely earn $88,500 to $93,910 annually. With the number and scope of jobs becoming available in the public health sector expanding, it provides a better opportunity for you. Here are the five top jobs in public health. Health and Safety Engineer Being a health and safety engineer means that your work primarily focuses on scientific … [Read more...]

The Virtual Dialogue, OCT 21

Theory of Change and Feminist Pedagogies in Training for Gender Equality This Virtual Dialogue aims to articulate theories of change for training for gender equality; and how feminist pedagogical principles can be applied to training to evoke such change. The unique event will draw together an exceptionally broad audience, including the 1,600 members of the Training Centre's Community of Practice (CoP), experts, practitioners, researchers, academics and development organisations in a … [Read more...]

Women More Likely to Get a College Degree Than Men

Both men and women are pursuing higher education today, both on the undergraduate level and on the graduate level, in order to gain access to a variety of fantastic job opportunities, as well as to advance their careers, to earn a higher salary, and to become more valuable in the workplace in myriad fields. But it turns out that the latest research is proving that women are actually more likely than men to get a college degree. Continue reading to learn about this interesting research. Young … [Read more...]

Summit for Refugees and Migrants,19 Sept

Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September The United Nations General Assembly will convene the Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016 to guide the development of a global approach to addressing large movements of persons across international borders. The political declaration adopted at the Summit will strengthen the commitment to ensuring the human rights, safety and dignity of all refugees and migrants, and will set in motion a process to create a more predictable, … [Read more...]

Indigenous Film Night, Sept 13 in NYC

Film night to celebrate indigenous peoples’ cultures and identities in cities On 13 September, the United Nations will open the doors to an indigenous film night, paying tribute to the many indigenous peoples, living and sustaining their cultures in the world’s biggest cities far from their ancestral homes. Through Reaghan Tarbell’s documentary “To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey” (2009), we will meet the courageous Mohawk women who sustained a vibrant community in Brooklyn, while Mohawk … [Read more...]

Celebrating Canonization of Mother Teresa: Sept 4, 1016

Before She Became Teresa Her middle name, Gonxha, means “little flower” in Albanian. Even before blossoming into her life as a religious sister, young Agnes Bojaxhiu showed signs of passionate devotion to Christ. Early on, she began celebrating her birthday on the day of her baptism, August 27. Who could have predicted that this “little flower” would go on to serve the poorest of the poor thousands of miles away? Set to Get Notified Here Pope Francis held a Consistory of … [Read more...]

2016 World Water Week, celebrating in Sweden

August 28 - September 2, 2016—Stockholm, Sweden World Water Week is composed by over 200 sessions that cover the most important water and development issues. In 2016 World Water Week will focus on “Water and Sustainable Growth”. Click here to check out this year's World Water Week programme. In 2015 World Water Week featured over 160 events and 8 workshops and the most relevant topics relating to “Water for Development” were discussed – i.e. Financing, SDGs, Integrity, Gender … [Read more...]

Women’s Equality Day, AUG 26

Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1972, the year after legislation was first … [Read more...]

Women Living BIG Workshop, OCT 28 in Toronto!

Can you imagine a community where women are living true to themselves, in their fullest self-expression, allowing themselves to be happy as they dream, play, and live BIG (or even BIGGER?!?) Opening keynote speaker, two-time Gold Medal Olympian Heather Moyse Musical performance by the incredible Angie Nussey Five ‘real’ women sharing their living big stories   Workshops under the three arms including African dance, intro to Sign Language, drumming & percussion, learn to juggle, … [Read more...]

Why More Mothers Are Choosing to Get Degrees Online

These days, you don’t have to go to college the traditional way; instead, you can get your degree by going to college completely online. For busy moms who work and have families to take care of, this option is definitely appealing, especially since there are so many majors and South Dakota online degrees to choose from. Continue reading to learn more about why more mothers are choosing to get degrees online, as you may decide that this is the best route for you to take as well. There’s a … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Share Your Personal Journey with Others

If you’ve struggled with alcoholism or severe depression with thoughts of suicide, you know too well the feelings of being utterly alone. Even if you have family and friends who love you, spiraling into the depths of depression, alcohol abuse, and suicide make you blind to your own value. It can leave you feeling as though your loved ones would be better off without you around. Having gone through such a journey and emerging a stronger, more resilient person allows for an opportunity to share … [Read more...]

Stress Coping Strategies for Busy Women

Today’s woman has more on her plate than ever before in history and unfortunately, this leads to inordinate amounts of stress. Not only do most women hold down a job outside the home but they are also typically mothers and often active in the community. This leaves very little time to take care of themselves and so one stressor is compounded on another and before you know it they are simply ready to break. Instead of letting life get out of control to that point, take a few moments to consider … [Read more...]

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