Post-2015 Development Agenda, Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator

Helen Clark: Statement at the High Level Plenary Meeting on The role of good governance and the Post-2015 Development Agenda Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Opening statement at the High Level Plenary Meeting on The role of good governance and the Post-2015 Development Agenda on the occasion of the commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day 2013 UN HQ, New York, 9 December, 9:30am "It is a pleasure to join all present at today’s event to mark International Anti-Corruption Day – a … [Read more...]

Karima Bennoune – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this female activist of Human Rights, a learned powerhouse that has taken on the world by storm, author, philanthropist, woman. Experiencing childhood in Algeria then moving to California for further study with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, this brave soul has taken on the legacy of her father in making a life of speaking out against fundamentalism and terrorism.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

International Women of Worth, Catherine Anne Clark and Ayi Jihu

International Women of Worth Looking at Chinese star Ayi Jihu and A Celebration of Women Founder Catherine Anne Clark together does not automatically throw up ‘Kindred spirit’ However in truth both these women have very much in common. Ayi Jihu has fought against her fears, tradition, culture and even her own people to establish herself independently as China’s first true crossover musical and popular icon. She has done what many have tried before and failed to achieve and she has … [Read more...]

September 13, National Geographic and UNFPA – 7 Billion in October 2011

The United Nations, U.S. Government, Advocates and Celebrities focus on Unleashing the Power of Half the World’s Population WASHINGTON – In late October 2011, world population will reach 7 billion people. Given this new reality, unleashing the power of women and girls is key to alleviating poverty and accelerating progress on global development goals. National Geographic magazine created a yearlong series—including a feature on changing fertility patterns in Brazil in the September … [Read more...]

HIV/AIDS-Women in Pacific Northwest: April 15 – Conference in Seattle

  HIV - AIDS        Multiple Community Partners Collaborate to Address HIV/AIDS Among Women in the Pacific Northwest   Next month I will have the honor of speaking to a regional training conference about women and HIV/AIDS for health professionals from the Pacific Northwest. This training is just one of many important local, state, and regional community mobilizations aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that are unfolding across the country. Like many of those mobilizations, the … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Children Are Not For Sex, Atlanta!

A Celebration of Women "Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 If you think that sex trafficking takes place only in developing countries, think again. I watched a video featuring Ashley Judd who introduced the panel “‘No Such Thing’: Trafficking of Girls in the United States” for the 2nd annual “Women In The World” summit) the weekend of March 10-12 in New York City. In it she shared a heartwrenching … [Read more...]

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