Safety Tips For Living Alone

There comes a time when you find yourself living alone. You may not have chosen it that way, but it happened, and now you wish to feel safe in your own home. Although it’s nice living alone for many reasons, you should always be alert because incidences happen and safety must be a priority; therefore, see safety tips for living alone and keeping safe on your own. Lock the Doors It sounds silly, but it’s easy to forget when you’re busy. When you enter your home, always lock the doors and … [Read more...]

2014 Partners’ Forum – Johannesburg, (June 30/July1)

Violence against Women Intimate partner and sexual violence against women Introduction The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Intimate partner violence refers to behavior by an intimate partner or ex-partner that … [Read more...]

Dublin joins UN Women in ‘Global Safe Cities Initiative’

In February 2013, the 8th WACAP Forum was held in Dublin, Ireland on the theme of Making Cities Smart, Safe and Sustainable. The Forum explored the use of smart technologies and performance measurement systems that can contribute to sustainable development and the evolution of innovative city approaches to promote safety, with a key focus on poverty reduction. The event was expected to bring together 1,000 high level delegates, including mayors, municipal civil servants, innovators at the … [Read more...]

Delhi shows 95% women and girls feel unsafe, Take Action!

During interviews with women, it was found that the presence of hawkers and late night eateries at major transport hubs makes women feel safer. Photo credit: UN Women/ Gaganjit Singh Chandok — at NTPC-Badarpur Border,New Delhi. UN Women supported survey in Delhi shows 95 per cent of women and girls feel unsafe in public spaces “I have started carrying pepper spray to protect myself." My parents have become more protective, they want to know where I’m going, when I’ll be back and … [Read more...]

Susan Winlaw – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this extreme kind heart, creative spirit and women's activist. Author, publisher, women's supporter and all round awesome woman that walks with a soft step, yet carries a big message.         WOMAN of ACTION™     Susan Winlaw       Susan Winlaw was born and raised in Southern Ontario, Canada. She went to College Avenue Secondary School and then attended the University … [Read more...]

YWCA Canada – Safety Siren app for BlackBerry smartphones

  MEDIA RELEASE   Got a new BlackBerry for the holidays? BBM for Safety! YWCA Canada launches Safety Siren app for BlackBerry smartphones As part of its ongoing work to encourage Canadians to Take Action on violence against women and girls, YWCA Canada, the country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization, released the much awaited YWCA Safety Siren app for BlackBerry® smartphones. As part of its suite of anti-violence tools and programming for young … [Read more...]

UNIFEM – Women Count for Peace: The 2010 Open Days now available….

  Women Count for Peace:  The 2010 Open Days on Women, Peace and Security     At the heart of landmark UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (2000) are commitments to enable women’s contributions to all stages of peacebuilding, peacemaking, peacekeeping and conflict prevention. On the 10th anniversary of resolution 1325, the UN organized Open Days on Women, Peace and Security in conflict-affected areas. These extraordinary meetings were designed to enable direct … [Read more...]

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