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...]

AMS Transvaginal Mesh, Ongoing Pain & Deformity

AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Alleges Ongoing Pain & Deformity A plaintiff has filed an AMS transvaginal mesh lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Texas, alleging the vaginal mesh devices she was implanted with led to ongoing physical pain and deformity. The federal case is currently pending in the Western District of Texas, but may be slated for transfer to multidistrict litigation(MDL) in the Southern District of West Virginia. Multidistrict litigation was established for cases involving … [Read more...]

“The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development”

“The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development”   Under the leadership of Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the SDSN and head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, which hosts the secretariat of the network), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has issued the report, entitled “The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development”. This report is the result of collaboration between top scientists, technologists, businesses, and development specialist and is a critical input … [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...]

World We Want 2015, e-discussion – Join in until 15 Feb 2013

E-discussion on Growth, Diversification and Structural Transformation The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are convening an e-discussion on Growth, Diversification and Structural Transformation from 18 January-15 February 2013. This e-discussion, taking place on the World We Want 2015 website, is one of a series of four on growth and employment, as part of the Global Consultation on Growth and Employment for the post-2015 development agenda. … [Read more...]

Dwayne Morgon – When Sisters Speak – January 26th

'When Sisters Speak' - January 26th St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, at 27 Front Street East. It was never my intention to start this show, but a couple of years after starting my When Brothers Speak series, people kept on asking me when I would start the women's version, so I did. This year, the show marks its 13th year, and it is the largest, and longest running spoken word series of its kind, anywhere! Each year, six women are selected to share their work in an uncensored forum, … [Read more...]

Chang.org – Grief and fury‏

She was 23, with a marriage just months away. But two weeks ago, she was gang raped by six men, savagely beaten and thrown out of a moving bus in Delhi. This week, the still unnamed woman who has become “India’s daughter”, died of her injuries in hospital. Namita Bhandare knows the constant fear that goes with living in Delhi, nicknamed India’s “rape capital”. Like others, she long believed that nothing would change. But the outpouring of anger and sadness now has convinced her that this … [Read more...]

Global economic outlook for 2013 revealed

Growth of the world economy has weakened considerably during 2012 and is expected to remain subdued in the coming two years, according to the United Nations in its latest issue of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 (WESP), published today. The global economy is expected to grow at 2.4 per cent in 2013 and 3.2 per cent in 2014, a significant downgrade from the UN’s forecast of half a year ago. This pace of growth will be far from sufficient to overcome the continued jobs crisis … [Read more...]

Last Day of 2012 to Take Action

Celebrating … a Year of Achievements From A Celebration of Women™'s platform to the ratification of a United Nations convention on domestic worker rights to landmark laws on harassment to the conviction of a former president for war crimes … a true year of firsts. This timeline is a snapshot of some of the gender equality achievements in 2012. A Celebration of Women™ is the first and only global forum where Women Leaders are being ‘celebrated’ for spearheading positive … [Read more...]

GUINEA: Fresh tears, steeled will, hundreds of women raped

CONAKRY, September 2012 (IRIN) - One after the other, women visiting their sick friend Aïssatou Baïlo Diallo, a 42-year-old teacher in Guinea’s capital Conakry, are overcome with emotion and leave her bedside crying. Diallo has been in and out of hospitals since she was raped in the 28 September 2009 stadium attack, and in recent weeks her health has deteriorated rapidly. Three years after the stadium massacre, the pain is fresh. Three years ago, at Conakry’s 28 September Stadium, hundreds … [Read more...]

Women’s Equality Day – August 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 on an equal basis with men. 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. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1971 when … [Read more...]

Women’s Issues, Thomson Reuters Foundation Training Course

Reporting on Women's Issues   Thomson Reuters Foundation Training Course Start date: 11 Nov 2012 | End date: 16 Nov 2012 Location: Barcelona, Spain Language: English Application deadline: 30 Sep 2012 There is now a broad understanding that strengthening women’s voices and participation in public life as well as in decision-making is crucial to development worldwide. This is a timely opportunity for journalists to convey the voices of a population … [Read more...]

UN Women on Twitter, let’s chat!

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct … [Read more...]

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