6 Things to Add to Your Bucket List

Before we ‘kick the bucket’, many people have a list of things they want to do. This list often includes activities that seem far-fetched and are outside of one’s comfort zone. These activities might include things that you aspire to but don’t actually think you will achieve in your lifetime. However, creating and ticking off items on a bucket list can be extremely gratifying, and can lead to an enormous sense of well-being. So, here are six things that you should add to your bucket list that … [Read more...]

Six Reasons to Choose a Destination Wedding

Weddings are very personal to each couple, which is as they should be. No one wants their special day to be forgettable, which is why so much time is devoted to ensuring every element of the occasion is right. There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to weddings and picking an original location, theme or style is important to people planning their big day. Many couples are now combining their wedding day with a holiday by opting for a destination wedding and this is an attractive option. … [Read more...]

How to Simplify the Process If Planning a Divorce

Even the most amicable of divorces is never easy. Parting ways with someone you had envisioned a future with is a painful and unpleasant process. No one gets married with the intention of getting a divorce, so when the day comes that you decide to split up it can be difficult to know where to start. Divorce is different for every couple and no two situations are the same, but there is advice available that can help to make most divorces easier for everyone involved. Prenuptial … [Read more...]

WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS – July 30, 2022 International

THEME 2022 “Use and Abuse of Technology” This year’s theme focuses on the role of technology as a tool that can both enable and impede human trafficking. With the global expansion in the use of technology - intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift of our everyday life to online platforms -- the crime of human trafficking has conquered cyber space. The internet and digital platforms offer traffickers numerous tools to recruit, exploit, and control victims; organize their … [Read more...]

High-level Political Forum 2022 – Debrief Webinar

Webinar — Monday, 18 July 2022 9:00-10:15 EDT / 15:00-16:15 CAT CEST The SDG Lab, Cepei, and IISD, in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), invites you to a panel discussion and Q&A session after the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) closes, answering: How did the HLPF go? What challenges were identified and what themes emerged for moving forward with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals … [Read more...]

Four Ways To Improve Gender Equality In Your Business

Today, it is the duty of business owners to ensure they are doing their part to further equality across all industries. They can do this by focusing on their own company and setting an example for others. Increasing the opportunities for women and trans employees to be more in line with male employees can set your business in better stead with your customers, potential employees, and clients too. Knowing where to start with this can be difficult, however. So to help, we’ve put together four … [Read more...]

Inspiring Business Women in the Entertainment Industry

The media and entertainment industry spans everything from film and TV to gaming and casino - and it’s growing by day too. Latest figures have revealed that the US Arts, Entertainment and Recreation industry has a current market size of over $307 billion. It can’t be denied that the sector is dominated by men, but, despite this, there are a whole host of inspiring business women who we can all take a lesson or two from. Here, we round up three of the most prominent and take a look at their … [Read more...]

Simple Steps That You Can Take To Regain Your Confidence

It can be a terrible feeling when we realize that our sense of confidence has begun to slip. It can be isolating, and it can leave us feeling like we just want to hide away. It always seems particularly cruel when this happens in the summertime when we want to be getting out there and enjoying time with our friends and loved ones. However, there are things that you can do to get your confidence back. Here are a few steps that you can think about. Be Kind To Yourself First things first: … [Read more...]

Gender Parity – Almost a Century Away

Image Linked The SDG-index_report_FINAL_EN (1)2022 SDG Gender Index finds little progress on gender equality at the global level between 2015 and 2020. The global Index score for gender equality stands at just 67.8 in 2020: only a slight improvement of less than two points since 2015. If current trends continue, the global score will reach only 71 out of 100 by 2030, the deadline for the achievement of the SDGs. And even this projection could be seen as optimistic, given the impact the … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – JUNE 21

On 13 June 1996, Governor General Roméo LeBlanc announced the government’s intention to have an annual, national celebration of Indigenous peoples. Later that month, on the 21st, Canada celebrated its first National Aboriginal Day. National Indigenous Peoples Day or past National Aboriginal Day, 21 June, is an official day of celebration to recognize and honor the achievements, history and rich cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. This day has been celebrated as a … [Read more...]

Gender Identities and Roles in Society

We live in a world where gender identity is considered a fluid concept. No longer are we restricted to the gender binaries of male and female. There are examples of genders include male, female, transgender, cisgender, and gender non-conforming. We live in a world where gender identity is considered a fluid concept. No longer are we restricted to the gender binaries of male and female. In fact, if we move beyond a euro-centric view of gender, diversity of genders has existed across cultures … [Read more...]

NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY, June 8

June 8 celebrates National Best Friends Day, a day to honor that one special person you call your “best friend”. It is a time to show them how much you appreciate them, how special and important they are to you and how you cherish their friendship. “Best friends share extremely strong interpersonal ties with each other.” (WEWednesdays!) Friendship Day was originally promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, intended to be 2 August and a day when people … [Read more...]

Ways Women Make Money During COVID-19

Making money was hard enough before the pandemic, but many women have found their finances devastated and their careers lost or halted because of COVID-19. Indeed, the pandemic was especially hard on working women, many of them lost their jobs or had to return home to care for children as schools and daycare centers closed down. If you need money to pay for bills in the wake of your lost job, don’t lose hope. A Celebration of Women™ is here to detail some of the ways in which women … [Read more...]

Handbook: How to Manage Gender-Responsive Evaluation (2022)

UN Women Handbook: How to Manage Gender-Responsive Evaluation (2022) Gender-responsive evaluation is a priority area for UN Women and serves three key purposes: To demonstrate accountability to stakeholders; To provide credible and reliable evidence for decision-making; and To contribute important lessons learned about normative, operational, and coordination work. With the aim of continuing to strengthen and support the evaluation function, the UN Women Independent Evaluation … [Read more...]

Career Strategies for Women: 4 Tips for Success

Becoming successful at what you do is no easy task. The journey can be twice as hard if you're a woman seeking to climb the career ladder in a male-dominated business world. There’s no straightforward formula for achieving success in your career. But it's essential to have your own strategy based on your career demands and goals. Developing your success strategy on tried and tested principles can make the process a little more manageable. Here are four success tips for career women. 1. Focus … [Read more...]

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