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...]

Epilepsy Awareness Month – November

Epilepsy (from Ancient Greek ἐπιληψία) is a common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures. Some definitions of epilepsy require that seizures be recurrent and unprovoked, but others require only a single seizure combined with brain alterations which increase the chance of future seizures. In many cases a cause cannot be identified, however factors that are associated include brain trauma, strokes, brain cancer, and drug and alcohol misuse among … [Read more...]

DIWALI – Celebrated Globally

Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali, popularly known as the "festival of lights," is a five day festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali is an official holiday in … [Read more...]

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Redefined, Nov 6/7 *ONLINE

We are facing an unprecedented crisis of mental illness in today’s children and teens. The current poly-pharmacy model in psychiatry is not working. We desperately need more effective, functional medicine solutions and more practitioners equipped with these tools. The time to act is now and we need your help. Join us for a groundbreaking, two-day event on November 6-7, featuring six renowned clinical experts in taking an integrative and functional medicine approach to the mental health … [Read more...]

Indigenous leader, Ms. Celia Umenza Velasco

Statement by Ms. Celia Umenza Velasco at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security This statement was made by Ms. Celia Umenza Velasco, Indigenous leader, Legal Coordinator for the Indigenous Reservation of Tacueyó and member of ACIN (Association of Indigenous Councils of the North of Cauca), and on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security. October 21, 2021. "Madam … [Read more...]

Road to Dignity by 2030 Revisited

“[We] have an historic opportunity and duty to act, boldly, vigorously and expeditiously, to turn reality into a life of dignity for all, leaving no one behind” In an informal briefing to the 193-Member Assembly on 4 December 2014, the UN chief presented his synthesis report, The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet, alongside the President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa who also addressed delegates, describing the process of … [Read more...]

Why Are Women Gambling More?

If you’ve kept up with the recent statistics, you would know that the female population is gambling more and more. This is happening for many reasons. From technology to behavioral differences, you will find that gambling is different for everybody. It’s not just an activity people do for fun. It may have underlying factors—some of which are quite negative. But why is this important? Why should we talk about the role of women in gambling? Well, gambling is a mostly male-dominated space. There … [Read more...]

A Guide to Making Plans After Lockdown

With lockdowns being eased, it is perhaps difficult to know where to start when it comes to making plans with friends and family you haven’t seen in some time. Even those you have been living with during these testing months will be eager to get out with you to do the activities you have not been able to for a frighteningly long time. This guide should help you make the most of the return to normal – or as close to normal as possible – that is pending. Be Understanding Firstly, be … [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...]

Keeping Kid’s Mental Health Strong During Home Schooling

COVID has turned life upside down for everyone. Parents and kids alike are struggling with the new norm of being home. All the time. Who knew that the “quality time” we all lamented as being in short supply, is actually quite stressful in large, undefined stretches? Right now, school is a primary source of stress, anxiety, frustration, and deep guilt for many parents. Our new role as “teacher” is one few of us were prepared for. We not only lack the skills, but we also lack the vital benefit … [Read more...]

How Women Can Travel Solo Without Breaking the Bank

With an increasing number of women looking to travel solo, you may be looking for the best ways to see the world without eradicating your savings or leaving you without any funding on your return to your home country. This article will discuss the best ways that you can explore the globe as a woman, even if you are on a budget. Find Cheap Deals With the arrival of the internet, finding cheap deals became increasingly easy, and it is now possible to get the flights and accommodation that … [Read more...]

Crown Sacrifices: What Royal Family Members Have to Give Up

What kind of monarchy is she in the 21st century? On the one hand, watching Prince Harry and Megan Markle's story, which is happening in front of millions literally online, one would think that the pressure on members of the royal family has decreased. Elizabeth II approved the choice of his grandson and allowed him to marry a divorced Catholic Markle (although before the wedding she will accept Anglicanism). Less than a century ago, however, the queen's uncle had to give up the throne for … [Read more...]

Women That Have Changed The Face of Gambling

You can do your research and you will discover that the online gambling industry considered its main target audience to be males between the ages of 20 and 45. While this might be the case, if you do another simple search of the casino industry, you’ll find that the first three pages are about female gamblers addicted to the game. Women and get just as addicted to men can. Women enjoy the game just as much as men and women have made just as many changes in the industry as men. Take a look at … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Female Gamblers In History

Gambling is not just a niche interest for men. You might have thought it was, given the way that gambling companies have advertised to men in the past and the way that you're far more likely to find men sat around a poker table or stood in front of a slots machine than women, but isn't the case. There's no biological reason that men would be better at gambling than women, and nor has there ever been any shortage of successful female gamblers - it's just that they've never had as high a profile … [Read more...]

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