Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

Mother Teresa ~ WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of an iconic heart of charity, on this her name day, a woman that followed the "calling inside a calling" and decided a life of charity living among the souls needing love was the only way. Celebrating October 19th, today, Mother Teresa’s homeland of Albania honors her with a national holiday. October 19 is the anniversary of the day in 2003 that she was beatified by the Vatican. “Christ will not ask how much … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Dr. Phyllis Chesler on Michael Coren Show

Dr. Phyllis Chesler on Michael Coren Show To combat the epidemic of honor killings requires understanding what makes these murders unique. They differ from plain and psychopathic homicides, serial killings, crimes of passion, revenge killings, and domestic violence. Their motivation is different and based on codes of morality and behavior that typify some cultures, often reinforced by fundamentalist religious dictates. In 2000, the United Nations estimated that there are 5,000 honor … [Read more...]

Women’s Empowerment – UNDP – JOBS for Women

Women’s Empowerment Women's empowerment and gender equality are one of the Millennium Development Goals and central to all other development efforts. UNDP works to promote achievement of these goals in all parts of its work, and also administers UNIFEM. We are now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments: UN Women: Gender and Mediation Training and Resources Development Expert External International Consultant Apply by Jul-17-11 New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Apply … [Read more...]

UNDP – Jobs with April 2011 Deadlines for Application

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on 17 April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, … [Read more...]

Albania – Celebrate, get to know the Women of our World

Albania.......a Beautiful Setting .....with Secrets Behind Closed Doors   Abas Kupi (1901-1976) Linden 444 Abas Kupi was an Albanian resistance leader during World War II. In 1939, when Mussolini invaded Albania, Mr. Kupi organized and commanded a resistance regiment. In 1942, when the National Liberation Movement was founded, he became one of its leaders, but at the end of 1943 broke with it and headed a royalist legitimist movement calling for the return of King Zog. He chose the name … [Read more...]

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