World Book Day, April 23

CELEBRATE READING FOR PLEASURE! Packed with TEACHING RESOURCES, INFORMATION, IDEAS and INSPIRATION as well as amazing COMPETITIONS you’ll find everything here to encourage and celebrate reading for pleasure for all ages, all year round. WORLD BOOK DAY is celebrated April 23. World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural … [Read more...]

PAY IT FORWARD – April 30

Established in September of 2000, the Pay It Forward Foundation was established by Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of the inspirational novel Pay It Forward, as a way to inspire a movement of people, all around the world, to show acts of kindness for others. Our primary work is encouraging and inspiring acts of kindness, as well as providing copies of the Young Readers Edition of Pay It Forward for use in schools and other learning environments. What will you do to Pay It Forward and start a … [Read more...]

Avaaz Petition: We Stand with the People of Ukraine

Dear friends, 50,000 casualties. Millions of refugees. Democracy in retreat. That’s what experts fear could be the deadly cost of Putin’s senseless invasion of Ukraine. Efforts to prevent war have failed, but efforts to end it must succeed. Fast. Civilians are being killed right now because Putin believes the world is too divided to hold him to account. Let's show him he's wrong, with a massive, urgent open letter from people everywhere calling on governments to impose far-reaching … [Read more...]

Women’s World Banking: Finance Webinar – March 3 @ 9am ET

Join the first 2022 MFWW Webinar to honor International Women's Day! #BreakTheBias TITLE: How to Engage Men in Finance to Increase Gender-Diverse Leadership Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET Watch our expert panel discuss the real-life barriers slowing down gender diverse leadership and tangible examples on how to successfully engage men in finance, the current majority of decision-holders, to support progress, especially for women. Globally, men make up … [Read more...]

Groundhog Day, will he be celebrating his shadow?

Celebrated February 2 Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly "see its shadow" and retreat back into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. Modern customs of the holiday involve celebrations where early … [Read more...]

Black History Month: Celebrate Black Women Taking the Lead

With it being only a little over 100 years ago when the U.S. Congress finally ratified the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920, which ruled that women could not be denied the right to vote because of their sex. This amendment was the result of hard-fought efforts from many women (and some men) who recognized that disenfranchisement then, as now, was a blight on the nation and hindered the U.S.’s potential to achieve its stated goals of becoming a functioning democracy. The 19th amendment … [Read more...]

International Day to End Violence against Women – 25 NOV

25 November marks the International Day to End Violence against Women, and the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. Since 1991, the campaign has brought together activists and organizations around the world to raise awareness and inspire actions. This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”. Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! As … [Read more...]

11 Quick Facts about Remembrance Day

1. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It is common practice to observe two minutes of silence in honor of all our fallen at 11 a.m. every November 11. 2. From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which … [Read more...]

A Guide To The Perfect Flowers in Toronto

They say that it is rather complex to make a woman happy, and if you make her feel like a queen then your life becomes the best. On the contrary, there are several little things that you can do to put a smile on her face, and all your efforts will be well appreciated, as a woman’s heart is considered to be the softest. We all know women love surprises when you give your loved one a surprise, you show them the great affection, care, and importance you have for them and that you love being … [Read more...]

Mental Health, the Secondary Global Pandemic

Countries around the world continue to mobilize to contain the spread of the corona virus, mental health experts say we can’t lose sight of another alarming issue: the long-term mental health impact the pandemic is going to leave on society. Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current coronavirus/COVID-19, can be scary and can affect our mental health. Some countries currently have universal medical care; but things like psychotherapy, which has proven to be an effective treatment for … [Read more...]

Top Things to Do in San Francisco for Women Travellers

There’s no doubt that San Francisco is one of the best places to visit. Its vibrant and cosmopolitan culture offers a range of exciting places to explore. Plus, the foodie spots are certainly enough to tickle your taste buds. There are a number of areas that provide a variety of experiences in the city. Whether you love history, food, art, or entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Take a look at what’s on offer below: Head to the Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge is … [Read more...]

Why You Should Retire in Jacksonville

Reaching retirement is a huge milestone in one’s life. Retiring means that you’ve put years of hard work in and have finally gotten to the point where you can sit back and relax. While many people choose to simply stay in their current location when they retire, others decide to pack up and find a new retirement location. One of the most common retirement spots is Jacksonville, Florida, a truly perfect location for retirees. It’s understandable why one would be hesitant to move, but locations … [Read more...]

What to Do if You Are Struggling with a Mental Disorder

Mental disorders cover a wide range of conditions that a great number of people are exposed to throughout their lives, from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety to addiction disorders related to drugs or alcohol. If you believe that you are showing the signs of a mental disorder, it is important that you seek help straight away and that you do not ignore any of the symptoms that you are experiencing. · Find Treatment The best step to take when experiencing a mental disorder … [Read more...]

What Women Can Do Now To Amp Up Financial Independence Going Into Retirement

A large amount of people in North America are still unprepared for retirement, but it turns out the female population is facing additional roadblocks to financial comfort in their retirement. Reports have shown that although women save more than men do for retirement ($150,000 compared to $135,000), they take longer to get there. More recently, an alarming amount of women were shown to believe they will need to work past their retirement age. According to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank Of … [Read more...]

Traditional Household Skills Can Help to Reduce Excessive Waste

As only 30% of Canada’s waste materials are successfully diverted from landfills, Waste Reduction Week has encouraged people to do more to recycle, reuse and reduce the amount of household waste that they produce. One of the easiest ways to achieve this goal is to make more use of traditional skills and improve your sewing, culinary and gardening techniques. As well as helping you to express your creativity, by learning how to design your own clothes or produce impressive dishes from scratch, … [Read more...]

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