World Urbanization Prospects Worldwide

Revealing urbanization trends worldwide The world’s urban population has grown rapidly since 1950 and the coming decades will bring further profound changes to its size and distribution. On 10 July, UN DESA’s Population Division will release the latest urbanization trends, providing data that are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth. Scheduled for launch on 10 July, just one day before World Population Day, the latest version of the World … [Read more...]

“Every woman is beautiful.”

"In A Celebration of Womankind Worldwide I would like to share with all of you this beautiful story close to my heart, as it often occurs to my mind that we do need to celebrate and honor women in all spheres of life every single day!" ~ Meetika Srivastava A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman”, she told him. “I don’t understand”, he said. His mum just hugged him and said, “And you never will’’. Later the little boy asked his father, “Why … [Read more...]

Cystic Fibrosis Month celebrated May 2013 Worldwide

Cystic Fibrosis Month raises awareness about cystic fibrosis (CF). This month is sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Raising funds for future research is a priority; people are made aware of progress being made towards a cure. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic, life-threatening disease which affects the digestive and respiratory systems. CF occurs in about one in 3500 live births. In the US, approximately 30,000 people have CF, whilst over 10 million people carry the defective CF … [Read more...]

Louise Hay – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this pure example of Faith in Action. We send our blessings of JOY and PEACE. Beginning her Journey at a time when the rest of the world could barely spell the word "thought", this woman was devoting her time to the investigations and proof by example, that our 'Our Thoughts Create our Life'.   Awakening after great struggles in her personal life; this Woman never gave up, only searched more diligently for her own Truth.  … [Read more...]

Women’s Empowerment in the Middle East and Worldwide

Women’s Empowerment in the Middle East and Worldwide UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, statement at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, 20 April, 2012 Washington, DC. Good afternoon! I am so pleased to join you again this year and I would like to thank Patricia Ellis for inviting me and for bringing all of us together. Thank you Patricia, and thank you every one for coming today, and thank you to Judy Woodruff. Last year when I addressed the Women’s … [Read more...]

Worldwide 215 million children engaged in child labour, Take Action!

Preventing hazardous child labour in agriculture Worldwide 215 million children are engaged in child labour, and of these 115 million are involved in what is considered to be hazardous work. Agriculture is the sector where the largest share of child labourers is found - a staggering 60 percent of boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 17. Today, much of our food and drink, as well as the raw material we use to make other products, are produced by child labour. Child labour in … [Read more...]

IWHC is Taking Action with LAST WEEK'S Annual 2011 Fundraising Gala!

  “IWHC is creating a climate in which it is not tolerable to accept gender inequality as a matter of course. “That means that anybody who fights for gender equity—whether in the United States, Afghanistan, Haiti, you name it—IWHC makes our lives easier. You make our lives better. You make us more effective.”-Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health, and 2011 IWHC gala honoree.Last week, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) held its annual gala at 583 Park Avenue … [Read more...]

IWHC is Taking Action with LAST WEEK’S Annual 2011 Fundraising Gala!

  “IWHC is creating a climate in which it is not tolerable to accept gender inequality as a matter of course. “That means that anybody who fights for gender equity—whether in the United States, Afghanistan, Haiti, you name it—IWHC makes our lives easier. You make our lives better. You make us more effective.”-Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health, and 2011 IWHC gala honoree.Last week, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) held its annual gala at 583 Park Avenue … [Read more...]

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