VDAY Taking Action for our Sisters in Nigeria!

(Photo : Twitter/WomenGirlsLead) RISE FOR OUR SISTERS IN NIGERIA Dear One Billion Rising and V-Day Activists, Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means "western education is forbidden." It is feared that the girls have been sold into marriage to the militants and some have been moved to nearby countries of Cameroon and … [Read more...]

Ayumi Ueda & Women of the World – WOMEN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Lives of these amazing women, a central force of energy that were attracted to each other with one mission and one vision in their collective soul. Women of the World was formed to bring women musicians from across the globe onto a common platform to collaborate and create, not only through the sharing of music, but also to explore and celebrate the differences in ideologies, and cultural tenets that exist in the daily lives of women … [Read more...]

UGANDA: Family planning pledges need on-the-ground action

KAMPALA, October 2012 (IRIN) - Family planning advocates in Uganda have scored some major financial and policy wins this year, but experts remain concerned that inadequate political commitment and poor health services will continue to impede women’s and girls’ access to contraceptives. At a global family planning summit in July, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni announced that his government would increase its annual expenditure on family planning supplies from US$3.3million to $5million for … [Read more...]

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