PETITION, Canadian Women on Bank of Canada Notes

Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes When Mark Carney was governor of the Bank of Canada, the Bank decided to remove the images of the first notable Canadian women who finally made it onto our bank notes. While Queen Elizabeth II appears on $20 notes, the result is that there are again no women from Canadian history on our bills. It is unacceptable that female historical figures are not featured on the Polymer Series or another series - just male prime … [Read more...]

Women at the center of Economic Activity

Professor Muhammad Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh with the objective of helping poor people escape from poverty by providing loans without collateral to support income-generating activities. From Prof. Yunus's personal loan of small amounts of money in the mid-70's to destitute basket-weavers in Bangladesh, the Grameen Bank has advanced to the forefront of a burgeoning world movement toward eradicating poverty through micro-lending. Today it has 8.4 million borrowers of … [Read more...]

GLOBAL WOMEN’S PEACE SUMMIT 2014, Sept. 21 (TICKETS)

This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office Online.       GENERAL ENTRY PASS ONLY $20 GENERAL ENTRY ONLY "PEACE .... is an inside Job" On September 21, 2014, we will be hosting our GLOBAL WOMEN'S PEACE SUMMIT 2014. Catherine Anne Clark, Founder of A Celebration of Women™ (ACOW) with over 650+ in its global Alumni of WOMEN of ACTION™, women leaders in activism/philanthropy on all continents and an estimated readership … [Read more...]

Voices of Our Future 2013 Program is coming to an end!‏

The 2013 Voices of Our Future Program has come to a close, but our journey together to empower and lift one another's voices continues. Over the past six months, 31 courageous grassroots women have made the journey of a lifetime to become empowered leaders and loudspeakers for their communities. They have been emboldened by the powerful connections they have made with one another and with our amazing Editorial and Vision Mentors. The commitment and dedication that we have witnessed is a … [Read more...]

Diane von Furstenberg – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of yet another amazing woman leader that has used her personal talent to thrive in an industry originally controlled by men; fashion. From this success, this generous female soul used this life of privilege as an avenue to 'empower women around the world' through her own charitable foundation. The primary recipients of the Foundation’s support are organizations within the following sectors: Community Building, Education, Human Rights, … [Read more...]

UN Women Executive Board, Annual Session 25-27 June

Annual Session - Documents 25-27 June The operational activities of UN-Women are governed by an Executive Board based on General Assembly resolution 64/289 paragraph 57(b) which stipulates that “the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Executive Board of the Entity shall constitute the multi-tiered intergovernmental governance structure for the operational activities and shall provide operational policy guidance to the Entity”. The Board also engages with the Executive … [Read more...]

WEST BANK, Celebrating Woman lifts family ‘out of poverty’

Woman lifts her family out of poverty in the West Bank INAYAT NAGEEB IN HER LINGERIE SHOP, A BUSINESS SHE WAS ABLE TO START THANKS TO A GRANT FROM DEEP. THROUGH HER BUSINESS, SHE HAS DOUBLED HER FAMILY'S INCOME. (PHOTO: UNDP PAPP) Starting a business with limited resources in East Jerusalem, West Bank, is a challenge — especially for women. For Inayat Nageeb, a housewife and a mother of three sons and two daughters, life has not been easy. Her husband works as a guard at a mosque, with … [Read more...]

Fiji, UNFPA Chief Stresses Women’s Empowerment, Girls Education

Following the formal opening of the G77 High-Level Panel of Eminent Personalities of the South, UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin posed along with other eminent figures, including Heads of State of the Pacific Island Nations. SUVA, Fiji — If alarming rates of Violence Against Women are to be effectively addressed, the status of women needs to be elevated. UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin emphasized the fundamental, often unacknowledged, contributions of … [Read more...]

Bishnu Maya Pariyar – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this brave woman, one born into extreme poverty, and treated as an outcast in her own society. Housing  a strong spirit, this powerhouse forged her way through education, walking four hours per day to attend and complete her secondary education, being the first girl in her community to achieve such success. She further achieved more education in the USA, and returned home to work with her local women through an organization … [Read more...]

Alicia Keys, New National “EMPOWERED” Campaign, Reaching U.S. Women

Editorial Note: Many organizations are using new media channels to reach communities in the response to HIV/AIDS. Recently, we asked our colleagues at the Kaiser Family Foundation to share some information on the EMPOWERED campaign. The following guest post is about EMPOWERED, an example of a national campaign using traditional and new media. Among federal examples, the CDC’s Act Against AIDS has taken a similar approach. On April 15 in Washington, D.C, as she introduced EMPOWERED , her new … [Read more...]

One-Stop Crisis Centre responding to Violence Against Women, Thailand

April 2013 – The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls after Thailand joined UN Women’s newest global initiative, COMMIT. UN Women Regional Director Roberta Clarke (wearing black) congratulates Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the launch of the 1,300 mobile units. Photo credit: UN Women/Montira Narkvichien The One Stop … [Read more...]

CONNECTING WOMEN AND THE WORLD

It’s a journey that lasts millions of miles and hundreds of years until the end of time because no matter where one stops, another person will take the lead and continue. I can say it’s an unending journey though I have stop at World Pulse for now for a rest so as to add to my (and that of others) basket of knowledge and experience some wonderful life changing things from World Pulse to carry along the journey. In 2006, my dream of reaching out to other communities was trickle up after I … [Read more...]

Monaco celebrates 20th Anniversary as UN Member with Ban

3 April 2013 – Ban Ki-moon today praised Monaco for its commitment to sustainable development and green growth during a first-of-its-kind visit for a Secretary-General, coinciding with the Principality’s 20th anniversary of membership in the United Nations. “You are helping to lead the world into a sustainable 21st century,” Mr. Ban said in a speech at the Museum of Oceanography, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. “Today from this magnificent setting, I issue a call to the world: I … [Read more...]

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