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...]

Lorre White reports ‘Central & Eastern European luxury markets ..’

Central & Eastern European luxury markets continue downturn Political instability has been adding to the prolongued financial crisis in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine – resulting in a decrease in buying power, drop in direct foreign investments and an even more restrictive access to credit. This has translated into a drop in luxury sales in all the four countries, across all sectors, especially fashion, jewellery, watches and cars. An increase in wealthy nationals shopping at … [Read more...]

Margarita Spasova – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this trail blazing woman in the human rights arena. Her passion has and is now the 'promise of real breakthrough in empowerment of women', anti-discrimination and gender equality expert in Bulgaria.   WOMAN of ACTION™   Margarita Spasova   I entered the domain of antidiscrimination and gender equality in 2005, joining the newly created Gender Equality unit at the Ministry of Labour and Social … [Read more...]

INCEST is more rampant than one knows…Take Action!

Does INCEST strip the INNOCENCE of a CHILD?   That is the Question .... The problem is that this information is rarely tracked by third world countries. In developed nations, the case of sexual abuse, will always be naturally under reported. In the case of consensual incest, the topic is still taboo, but due to the nature of consent, we have a better picture.   High Incest Activity Countries That is a hard question to answer. Several countries share the spot for … [Read more...]

CEDAW: Bulgaria’s adoption of a gender-equality strategy

  Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women 1045th & 1046th Meetings (AM & PM) Adoption of Gender-Equality Strategy, Domestic Violence Laws Led to Women’s Improved Status, Bulgarian Delegation Tells Anti-Discrimination Committee   Expert Members Concerned about Failure to Integrate Roma Women, Gender Stereotyping, High School Dropout Rates among Girls     Bulgaria’s adoption of a gender-equality strategy and its enactment of … [Read more...]

UNFPA – celebrating $30 Million raised in Philippines for maternal health

UNFPA disclosed that its Philippine office raised $28.5 million in the year to date, and that the money will be used to promote reproductive and maternal health, one of the country’s Millennium Development Goals. “For the current seventh country programme, which started this year and will end in 2016, around $28.5 million has been mobilized and we are expecting more,” UNFPA country representative Ugochi Daniels told reporters in a press conference. “[The fund] will assist the government in … [Read more...]

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