DRIVING WITH SELVI, Elisa Paloschi – Oct 22,24,26,27 in Toronto!

Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. We first meet 18-year-old Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 – timid, soft-spoken, a fresh … [Read more...]

ACN: Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy

In the same way that many nonprofits have their beginnings, the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy (ACN) began with the effort of one person’s dedicated passion. Sheila Rogers DeMare, MS, started ACN in 1996 to inform families on how diet, the immune system, nutritional imbalances, chemical exposures, and allergies can affect neurological conditions. Natural and Integrative Approaches to Neurological and Behavior Problems She says, “I soon found myself in the role of … [Read more...]

Living From Your Soul: 9-Week Course, Neale Donald Walsch

Living From Your Soul: A 9-Week Journey to Create a Life That Expresses Your Truest Self with Neale Donald Walsch Neal shares "For me, the beginning of the most fruitful, exciting and rewarding time of my life was the moment I realized I had a soul. Before then, I didn't know what "having" a soul really meant; I didn't know what the soul was, or what it did. And I had no idea what my soul could offer me or do for my life. My soul might as well not even have been there for all the … [Read more...]

Virtual Dialogue: Gender Equality Panel – 24 Oct to 11 Nov, 2016

This Virtual Dialogue will take place online from 24 October to 11 November, 2016 within the UN Women Training Centre Gender Equality Community of Practice (CoP), aimeing to reflect on how trainers are currently trained, developed or "made"; what qualifications they should have; what criteria and credentials they should meet; what kinds of professional ethics and standards they should aspire to uphold; how this should be decided and by whom; and what the opportunities and limitations of such … [Read more...]

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson shines spotlight on need to end child marriages New York/Lilongwe—On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson today visited Malawi to shine a global spotlight on the need to end child marriage. She met with traditional chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having marriages annulled. In 2015, Malawi passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act, raising the minimum age of marriage … [Read more...]

6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics – Helsinki, Finland, 24-26 October 2016

The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS. The Programme encompasses: improving coherence among existing initiatives on gender statistics through international coordination developing and promoting methodological guidelines in existing domains as well as in emerging areas of gender … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why It’s Great to Be Pregnant at the Beach

Many pregnant women make the assumption that they can’t go to the beach while they are pregnant, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, there are a host of great benefits that you can derive from going to the beach while you are pregnant, and a few of the reasons why you should not hold yourself back from having some fun in the sun are listed below. 1. There Are So Many Adorable Things You Can Wear These days, maternity clothes are comfortable and attractive, and there … [Read more...]

Happy Women’s Small Business Month

If you are a woman who is interested in starting or is currently running your own business, the next two weeks are dedicated to you! Join us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about our resources and the amazing women who used them to start and grow their businesses. When to Change Your Business Plan‏ Sometimes you need to stick to your business plan to make it work. Even a mediocre strategy consistently executed over time is better than a series of brilliant strategies that keep going … [Read more...]

UN Women Training Centre

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to announce the online Community of Practice (CoP) on Training for Gender Equality is now part of our eLearning Campus. This online community and platform aims to support the informed discussion and reflection on the current trends of training and capacity development for gender equality, the collection and dissemination of good practices and the identification of institutions, opportunities and resources for training for gender equality at the global … [Read more...]

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...]

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