Culture of Peace, consistent with Women’s Movement …

WOMEN AND A CULTURE OF PEACE Since the 1970s the United Nations and other international women’s conferences have adopted 'Equality, Development and Peace' as an organizing theme and framework for women's activities in development. Women would not only benefit from peaceful structures, as opposed to violent structures which oppress them, but they also have a role to play in building peaceful relationships and structures, and cultivating values, attitudes, relationships and structures which … [Read more...]

VDAY Taking Action for our Sisters in Nigeria!

(Photo : Twitter/WomenGirlsLead) RISE FOR OUR SISTERS IN NIGERIA Dear One Billion Rising and V-Day Activists, Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means "western education is forbidden." It is feared that the girls have been sold into marriage to the militants and some have been moved to nearby countries of Cameroon and … [Read more...]

Women and Democracy: Past, Present, Future

Women Mobilizing the Third Wave of Democratization For the past twenty-five years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of women who are politically mobilized, a trend that has coincided with the so-called Third Wave of Democratization. These “notes for discussion” address two basic questions: What is the impact of women’s mobilization on the process of democratization? How has the process of democratization affected women’s movements and agendas? The analysis is … [Read more...]

Myriam Zaluar, (Inflexible Precarious – Portugal) is Taking Action!

LISBON, Mar 2013 (IPS) - Indignation in Portugal over rampant joblessness and cuts in wages, pensions and unemployment benefits, together with a growing tax burden, has given rise to innovative forms of protest capable of drawing large crowds. The common denominator is non-violence. A mixture of ingenuity, humour and nostalgia for the good old days is the recipe that wide sectors of society are following to express their outrage in the face of the social and economic debacle. In the … [Read more...]

VDAY is celebrating in NYC, Women’s Freedom in IRAQ

TOMORROW IN NYC: Eve will introduce Yanar Mohammed at "Iraq Now: Reparations, the Right to Heal, and the Question of International Solidarity" Join us for an evening with Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq and a longtime V-Day partner, as well as Iraq Veterans Against the War's Director of Organizing, Maggie Martin, who will have jointly launched an initiative calling for reparations for the Iraqi people as well as veterans' right to heal on March 19th, 10 years to … [Read more...]

Nirbhayas transforming through Grassroots (“the brave hearts”)

'We', the Nirbhayas will rise from Grassroots!   Violence Against Women has made news headlines for years now. BOLLYWOOD TWEETS Thousands of women are being brutally beaten, assaulted, harassed, mutilated, raped and molested even murdered worldwide. In general there has been a phenomenal increase in crime against women. Every year several Nirbhayas, “the brave hearts” bravely undergo ordeals of most heinous crimes against humankind before succumbing to their injuries. Another … [Read more...]

“One Woman: A song for UN Women” – MARCH 8

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013 UN Women will launch “One Woman: A song for UN Women”, a 'musical celebration of women worldwide', featuring more than 20 artists from across the globe. As of today, behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production will be available at http://song.unwomen.org to count down toward the launch. On March 8, the site will feature the full song video and make the track available for download. “One Woman” calls for change and … [Read more...]

Manifesting Your Empowerment can be a Challenge

When tracking women's empowerment worldwide, organizations look at our economic participation, opportunity, political empowerment, educational attainment and health. However, being empowered from the perspective of government, social, media and business studies can be very different than when you talk to women at a grass root level. Where you live and quality of life found therein can make a huge difference as to whether you feel empowered. When I asked a group of women varying in age … [Read more...]

Harriett Russell Strong – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  is honored to pay Tribute to another icon of America, a Woman!  Her perseverence and intelligence created many great inventions; and her forsight of the necessity of water, inspired many of today's solutions of irrigation and general water supply. A True testiment to the Power of a Woman!       WOMAN of ACTION™      Harriet Russell Strong   THE PINK AND WHITE, HELPLESS prettiness; the delicate, fainting, clinging doll is … [Read more...]

Giselle Rufer Delance – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of this entrepreneur that 'followed her heart' and 'created her dream', allowing herself to rise above all obstacles to follow her own destiny. She devotes her life today, as an activist and a watchmaker in designs of time pieces dedicated to WOMEN.   WOMAN of ACTION™     Giselle Rufer Delance 'From my childhood I had the dream to create something very beautiful for women, something like an … [Read more...]

Catherine MacKinnon – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman, one that is devoting her life to ground-breaking solutions to one of our world's deepest subjects: Sexual Harassment and civil rights. Her life has contributed throughout the woman's movement in areas of prostitution and as global advisor on Gender Issues.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Catherine MacKinnon Will the word “Woman,” like the word “Jew” finally come to stand for a reality of … [Read more...]

BETTY FORD – WOMAN of ACTION *Tribute

A Celebration of Women has been inspired through this day of loss to open our hearts and Celebrate the Life of yet another woman responsible for great growth in the woman's movement. Through her efforts, many issues in a woman's life course were brought to the forfront of America; and the world. Through her own personal suffering, the open views on women's addiction were brought to that attention of the world, and her generosity opened a world reknown rehabilitation center. Please … [Read more...]

V-Day Mother’s Day Challenge: Get 15 Women RISING!

V-Day Mother's Day Challenge: Get 15 Women RISING! This weekend, in celebration of Mother's Day V-Day is calling on you to gather 15 women including your mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends and sign them up to STRIKE, DANCE and RISE with you on 2.14.13 for ONE BILLION RISING! The path to ONE BILLION RISING starts with you, and what better day than Mother's Day to birth the ONE BILLION RISING movement in your community. SEND a message to up to 15 people inviting them to join the … [Read more...]

Kim MacGregor Taking Action! – WOMAN of ACTION

Kim MacGregor is Taking Action! Kim MacGregor organized this flash mob of 200 dancers to launch the “feel good” movement, “I Believe She’s Amazing” in honor of her friend Erika Heller who passed away May 28th, 2009 at 31 yrs. old… " ... this is her living legacy." Excerpt from... “I Believe She’s Amazing” I hope this story and the video inspire you, put a smile on your face, and remind you of the amazing women in your own life who make your world a better … [Read more...]

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