PTSD, The plight of FGM in The Gambia, Africa

Slowly changing, but unmoving: The plight of FGM in The Gambia, Africa A Stop FGM – Female Genital Mutilation sign in Bakau New Town, Gambia gives a phone number to reach for those women who want talk with someone about FGM. Image: Nichol Brummer/Flickr London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Rainy season in upcountry rural Gambia, is green. It is a warm, inviting blend of a thousand greens; a mixture of beautiful, calm, peaceful mingling greens. As I look around and soak in the reality … [Read more...]

Celebrating School in Kenya, sponsor child today!

It is our honor to be of service to our fellow educators, this time inside the beautiful country of KENYA. Below are the exact descriptive words of our friend's ASK FOR HELP. "Here are some photos we took when the students in high school were taken on education tour on 11th/6/2014,this tour was sponsored by a local well wisher, they went to study different types of weather instrument at the Meteorological Station in Nairobi Dagoreti Kenya.our children in primary school will be going by … [Read more...]

Julienne Lusenge – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, film maker for social justice for all women, with a focus on the human rights for Women in the DRC - Democratic Republic of Congo.       WOMAN of ACTION™       Julienne Lusenge President of Solidarité féminine pour la paix et le développement integral (Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Integrated Development) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As President, she … [Read more...]

Parents Fight for 200 Daughters, Nigeria

Girls in CARE program, Guzha Primary School, Zimbabwe. © Josh Estey/CARE Parents Fight For Missing Daughters It's been three weeks since more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria were abducted from their dorm rooms at night – and have yet to be rescued. Hundreds of mothers and fathers are taking to the streets, demanding the return of their missing girls. It's heart-breaking to imagine how they must feel, not knowing if they will ever see their daughters again. It's even more … [Read more...]

Bogaletch Gebre – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse woman leader, Ethiopian activist Bogaletch Gebre has won an international prize for her campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM)..   WOMAN of ACTION™           Bogaletch Gebre     Bogaletch Gebre, Founder and Executive Director of KMG Ethiopia wins the 2012-2013 King Baudouin African Development prize. She was awarded the King Baudouin … [Read more...]

Veneranda Nyirahirwa – Rwanda’s Women Lead

20th Anniversary of Genocide, Rwanda’s Women Lead Rwanda’s Member of Parliament Veneranda Nyirahirwa says women in Rwanda have fought for political representation. In the Lower House of Parliament women occupy 64 percent or 51 out of 80 seats. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPS KIGALI, Apr 2014 (IPS) - When Rwandan Member of Parliament Veneranda Nyirahirwa was just a girl, she wasn’t allowed to attend secondary school because of her ethnicity. It was only in the wake of the country’s … [Read more...]

Heeding lessons of Rwanda, 20 years later – Ban

Commemorating “one of the darkest chapters in human history,” United Nations officials paid tribute this morning to the 800,000 men, women and children – overwhelmingly Tutsi, moderate Hutu and Twa – that were systematically killed 20 years ago in Rwanda, and urged the international community to work together and remain vigilant to prevent such atrocities from ever happening again. “The blood spilled for 100 days. Twenty years later, the tears still flow,” said Ban Ki-Moon, in an address … [Read more...]

Kakenya Ntaiya – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this spiritual driven woman, one that has devoted her life to bettering the lives of girls by providing them with the education they need to achieve a self-sustainable lifestlye, specializing on the Maasai community.        WOMAN of ACTION™ Kakenya Ntaiya Founder of Kakenya Center for Excellence       Life for Kakenya Ntaiya was supposed to follow the traditional path. … [Read more...]

Somalia: Don’t Jail Women for Getting Raped

Somalia's treatment of rape is unacceptable and must be changed. Sign the petition and urge the Somali government to pursue true justice-no matter who the accusers or the accused are. Target: President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Goal: Stop the imprisonment of rape survivors and the journalists who report their stories in Somalia Rape is a touchy subject all over the world, and rape victims are unfortunately often subject to suspicion, skepticism, and blame. Somalia, however, has … [Read more...]

Gender and Corruption

Is corruption different for men and women? For decades, gender sensitivity has been part of project design in a range of international development and assistance programmes, including anti-corruption efforts. The concept simply acknowledges that different policies and programmes have differing impacts on men and on women. But has enough been done to make programme design practices gender-sensitive? And do we need women-specific anti-corruption projects? The UN Development Programme … [Read more...]

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