Kyrgyzstan must uphold its vows to protect children from sexual abuse, UN expert urges

Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Najat Maalla M’jid April 2013 – 'Alcohol abuse and domestic violence, early and forced marriages and bride kidnappings are among the factors making children in Kyrgyzstan more vulnerable to sexual exploitation and forced labour, warned a United Nations independent expert at the end of her recent visit to the country.' “The full extent of the sale and sexual exploitation of children in the Kyrgyz … [Read more...]

Cindy Stradling CSP, CPC – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman, one that has risen above her own challenges, hardships; and like the phoenix has soared into the stratosphere out of the ashes transformed, stronger than ever before. Today, sharing her life experience, she devotes her time to bettering the lives of all Women in her community, offering them a 'hand up' and not a 'hand out'. Domestic and sexual abuse is a dark passage to go through, and 7 - 10 women will … [Read more...]

APRIL is Child Abuse Prevention Month, Take Action!

Increasing public awareness of the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children led to the passage of the first Federal child protection legislation, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), in 1974. While CAPTA has been amended many times over the years, most recently with the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, the purpose of the original legislation remains intact. Today, the Children's Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. … [Read more...]

Rebeca Grynspan, “That’s the development message we have to give.”

Violence Against Women also hurts business and development | Suki Beavers & Benjamin Kumpf Violence against Women and Girls is a human rights violation – and this should be enough to trigger dedicated action. But this widespread violence also causes economic and development problems that remain invisible in most debates. A SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVOR IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. AFTER RECEIVING PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT A MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMMUNITY CENTRE, SHE … [Read more...]

4th Abuse: Survival Stories Event – March 2 in Toronto!

Abuse: Survival Stories is an event series created in support of survivors of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. We aim to empower survivors by creating a platform for them to speak on their experiences instead of suffering in silence. This event series has been created not in the name of the war against abuse, but in the name of peace and healing for all. 4th Abuse: Survival Stories Event Abuse: Survival Stories - Haiku: forgiveness & rebuilding trust This co-ed event is … [Read more...]

Pushing the frontiers on the elimination of violence against women

Pushing the frontiers on the elimination of violence against women: the upcoming Commission on the Status of Women and the importance of international cooperation Statement by Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at Regional Conference on the Istanbul Convention. Istanbul to host UN center for women's rights - LIVE IMAGE "Excellencies, Honourable parliamentarians, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, Allow me to start by paying tribute to all those … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – STOP Hurting our Children!

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The Real Cause of Narcissism ~ Why has narcissism permeated our world?

  The Real Cause of Narcissism Why has narcissism permeated our world?   The answer: Because we have not evolved (as a world society) to understand the necessity to create an authentic emotional self. To be ‘at one’ with ourselves, life and others is a very spiritual experience… To not be ‘at one’ is a hellish experience – this state is where narcissism is born. It’s simple: Every Act of Abuse Is Born From Emotional Pain, Fear and a Need to Control. When we are ‘at one’ … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Alison Nail

A Celebration of Women™ is heart-warmed to share the story of this awesome woman, a survivor who has "Risen Above the Challenges in Life" and one that has embraced the divine gifts of Forgiveness and Gratitude, and accepting Grace and Taking Action to contribute to the Healing by Helping Others..... It is an Honor to Celebrate her Life! WOMAN of ACTION™ Alison Nail "Inspired Gratitude for all of the events and persons in my life has been the single most … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Lorna Blake

  A Celebration of Women™ is heartwarmed to Celebrate the Life of this Survivor that rose above her adversities, took Action and now devotes her life to helping other women that may need some guidance to find their own dignity, hope and strength. Today, Lorna's work involves public speaking and coaching Women.   WOMAN of ACTION™   Lorna Blake "We help people who want to achieve their goals and dreams to clarify their goals and create a 90 day 'Action Plan'. … [Read more...]

Dr. Sharifa Sharif – ‘A Small Story’ + HBO Documentary Dates

Imprisoned of Love In Afghanistan the Islamic laws deny women the right to have sex before marriage. Conventional punishment for sex outside marriage is stoning to death. You may recall the brutal and graphic images of a few cases which have caught the media attention. In Afghanistan, this religious regulation has extended its implication to social and cultural norms where free socialization of boys and girls is considered immoral. Although nowadays, women and men work together in … [Read more...]

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