Gender Violence Addressed in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq – The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) has established a partnership with UN Women and UNFPA to improve the safety, protection and well-being of women and girl survivors of gender-based violence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Building on existing structures and ongoing gender mainstreaming efforts, the new partnership will contribute to increasing access to quality gender-based violence protection services, such as mental health and psychosocial support, … [Read more...]

Sign Petition: Rape Victims – Emergency Contraception a Must!

Hundreds of girls and women are raped and forced into motherhood every year in Honduras, while being denied fundamental rights, like emergency contraception. Although the first ever female president can change this with just one signature, she’s under heavy pressure to give up! Join the global call to let her know we have her back and expect her to deliver on women's rights! Honduras, one of the deadliest countries in the world, is a nightmare for women. 12-year-old girls are forced to keep … [Read more...]

DESA: 4 Things You Need to Know About Groundwater

The human family and our planet all depend on water for our survival. Yet, 2 billion people lack safe water today. To raise awareness about this critical resource, the world comes together every year on 22 March to celebrate: World Water Day. This year is all about groundwater – making the invisible, visible. Here are 4 things you need to know about groundwater and the Day: 1. Core Focus is to Achieve Water and Sanitation for All World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness … [Read more...]

So, You Want to Book an Escort? Consider These Tips

Escort services are legal in many parts of the world as long as they are performed according to the law. The good thing with booking an escort in any part of the world is the convenience of finding them online; for example, in an escort directory. You need to know how to go about this to enjoy the companion services while staying safe. We have compiled tips you can follow to easily find the best escort and enjoy their companionship and services. First Thing: Research You should not just … [Read more...]

Women’s Input in Building the Future of Business in Singapore

Although gender balance has been seen only as a women’s issue, it is also a business issue. According to a recent study by McKinsey Global Institute, it is estimated that if women in Asia-Pacific were accorded equal opportunity at work, they would generate an additional GDP annually that would be the same as an economy the size of both Germany and Austria put together. Besides the economic contribution, women in leadership are practical role models of change and progress among their … [Read more...]

November Full Moon 2021: A Beaver Moon

November's full "Beaver Moon" will occur on Nov. 19 and will undergo a partial lunar eclipse, visible from eastern Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, much of North America, South America and northwestern Europe. The Beaver Moon partial lunar eclipse on Nov. 19 will be the longest of the century. The full moon officially occurs at 3:58 a.m. EST (0858 GMT), according to Astropixels.com. For New York City observers, the moon will set about three hours later at 6:58 a.m. local time, per Time … [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...]

3 Stunning Houses to Tour in England

The English countryside is home to some of the most stunning houses and palaces that are open to the public for tours. The culture in England is one that has always been hospitable to travellers seeking to get an up-close view of its architectural treasures, even if those buildings were functioning as private homes. In the modern-day, the proceeds from such tours generally go to helping with the upkeep of these structures that are true pieces of history. If you are looking to take a tour of … [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...]

The Best Modern Kurti Styles

If you are interested in modern Indian fashion, there’s little chance you don’t want or already have a kurti. The comfortable and stylish attire is very versatile and well suited for different needs. It could explain why this attractive apparel has traveled around the globe. The changing kurti trends with its increasing popularity offer more options for wearers. There are so many styling options available that it is impossible not to find a great fit. So, what are some of the most recent kurti … [Read more...]

15 Unusual Things to Do in Malaysia

There are very few countries in the whole world that could provide you with the same experience you’d get from visiting Malaysia. As you set to explore this country, you’re bound to find a unique experience you wouldn’t find anywhere else. It’s not a wonder that it’s one of the world’s top tourist destinations, after all, it has an unusual blend of majestic nature and landscapes, state-of-art modernity, antique heritage, and diverse culture of many ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds. This … [Read more...]

Three Road Trip Ideas in the USA

Going on a great American road trip is a travel idea that so many of us plan to have at some point. It’s a rite of passage as we move into adulthood, the beginning of an exciting journey with a new spouse, or the chance to free yourself from the grown-up responsibilities you’ve had to deal with - even if it’s just for a few days. There are plenty of road trips you can have across the 50 states of the USA, but you need to be able to have easily accessible start and end points because, of … [Read more...]

How to Have a Great Time in London

London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, and one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe. It’s a fabulous and diverse city that has something to offer for all visitors, regardless of interests, likes or dislikes. It’s a cultural melting pot that unites the history of the past with the innovations of today. Your trip to London has the potential to make memories that you will want to last forever, so to make sure it is memorable for the right reasons, read … [Read more...]

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