World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) 23-24 May, UN Women

The Issue Disasters kill more women than men, and hit women’s livelihoods hardest. According to UN reports, 60 per cent of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian settings and all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls spike during disasters and conflict. Experience and research show that when women are included in humanitarian action, the entire community benefits. Despite this, women and girls are often excluded from decision-making processes that shape the … [Read more...]

“Her Goals, Her Future”, Sustainable Development Goals

On May 16, over 5,000 people from around the world (leaders, advocates, policymakers, journalists, and researchers) will descend upon Copenhagen for the fourth Women Deliver conference. In the world of international development, any conference that includes thousands of people, no matter how interesting or important the focus, is likely to receive some degree of criticism –ranging from questions about usefulness, cost, and objectives to outright eye rolling. But there are times when a … [Read more...]

Female Entrepreneurs, Successful in South Africa

It’s 4 a.m. and while her children sleep, Angel is already up baking scones and cake while simultaneously whipping up beef and chicken stews—all to be sold by her mother, 49-year-old entrepreneur Mbali Luvuno, who will open the family shop at 8 a.m. Located at a taxi stand in Vosloorus community, close to Johannesburg, South Africa, “Mbali’s Fast Food” catering and takeaway offers sweets, snacks and home-cooked lunch meals to drivers and commuters alike. Without understanding how to price … [Read more...]

TSR Canada, Division of The Staff Room!

TSR Canada helps companies and individuals alike. We offer a wide range of services from HR services including recruitment to career coaching those looking for a new or to boost their current career, as well as some great courses to help everyone in all stages of their life and careers. We are TSR Canada and we are a division of The Staff Room! We just celebrated our new Durham location April 28th and in spriit of it we are offering everyone and all companies of all sizes a FREE 30 … [Read more...]

Benzos: A Whole New Generation of Dangerous ‘Mother’s Little Helpers’

Way back in the 1960s, the Rolling Stones did a song about an already epidemic problem, addiction to tranquilizers. The song is entitled Mother’s Little Helper. While many people thought it was about all kinds of tranquilizers, in reality they were referring to a specific pharmaceutical that gained prominence among physicians during the 1950s. The name of the drug was Miltown and it was used for everything from anxiety to detox from alcohol. Unfortunately, Miltown also led to addiction of … [Read more...]

The Next UN Secretary-General: Selecting the World’s Top Diplomat

The U.S. election is dominating the news cycle these days, but there is another race that may not be on your radar, but should be: the next United Nations Secretary-General. This year, Ban Ki-moon’s second term at the helm of the UN comes to an end, and UN Member States will select a new Secretary-General to lead the organization starting January 1, 2017. The selection of a new Secretary-General matters to people everywhere. A strong leader is essential to having an effective UN – and an … [Read more...]

hEr VOLUTION Think Tank Accelerator – JOIN TODAY!

Are you a student looking to gain experience in your field? Volunteer with hEr VOLUTION. We cordially invite you , our community members, to take part in an info session to learn more about an upcoming unique and innovative program. hEr VOLUTION Think Tank Accelerator was designed to help support young women from our communities to successfully integrate as contributing members of the society. Join their Community Info Session to learn how HERE hEr VOLUTION Think-Tank Accelerator is … [Read more...]

WORLD POETRY DAY, celebrated on March 21

World Poetry Day is marked on 21 March. The date was chosen during UNESCO's 30th session, held in Paris in 1999. World Poetry Day is a celebration of poetry, literature and free speech, observed by UNESCO every year. The day is aimed at encouraging creativity, inspiring the teaching of poetry and restoring a dialogue between poetry and other arts, such as theatre, dance and music. PEN International also uses the day to highlight the imprisonment, murder and abuse of poets, writers and … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why You Need a Massage

An impromptu shoulder rub from a partner can feel really good, especially if you are stiff after a long day at the office. However, there are plenty more compelling reasons why you should book a massage regularly – and here are some of them. Stress Relief Being under stress is a common reason to book a massage. When we are stressed, our bodies tense up, our heart rate goes through the roof and increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol flood through our system. Massage therapy can … [Read more...]

Tips for Moms Facing the Consequences of Addiction

Addictions come in all shapes and sizes but there is one thing that is always for sure, there are going to be consequences for addiction to mind or mood altering substances. Whether you are impaired because of the addiction may be up to dispute but if that addiction can potentially lead to mishaps and injuries, there is a real problem. Mothers in the 21st Century are still becoming addicted to legally prescribed medications and as a result, are facing consequences that they never foresaw. If you … [Read more...]

IWD2016: Great Memories at A Celebration of Women™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of these powerful women leaders… seen here at our 5th Annual Celebration of International Womens Day 2016 Celebration that took place in Toronto on March 6, 2016 at The Hard Rock Cafe. Starting off the day is Abby McDonald sharing of the importance of Raising the Feminine Divine on planet Earth. Crowd settling in ... Tabi Jatoi shares on Key elements of Maternal Health ... Shelly Skinner shares … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why Being a Strong Woman Is Great for Your Relationship

It can be quite common in a relationship for women to lose themselves a little in a relationship as the man tends to dominate and become the alpha. There is no need for anyone to be the alpha in a relationship though. It is important that both people in the relationship have equal power. With both man and woman being equal in a relationship, no one will feel under pressure more than the other and no one will feel like they’re getting left behind. It is important that couples enjoy their time … [Read more...]

March 8: Celebrating IWD2016 around the globe!

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The United Nations observance on 8 March will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. It will equally focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights. What’s next? Tasked with … [Read more...]

Dental Problems Faced by Pregnant Women

Dental Problems Faced by Pregnant Women and How to Prevent Them It hardly seems fair but you can add dental problems to your growing list of things you should be concerned about during pregnancy. Your body is changing as it moves to accommodate the growing life inside of you. This inevitably affects the health of your mouth and teeth. It is especially important, now more than ever, that you continue to see your dentist after you have become pregnant. This way you can stave off any … [Read more...]

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