Jean Houston, Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

Dear Friend, Everywhere I go, people come up to me and tell me how profoundly their lives have been changed by taking my Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose 7-week Online Course. REGISTER HERE And nothing makes me happier than knowing that the course is helping people live their highest purpose, because as you probably know, that’s what the world needs right now, more than anything. Here are a few more excerpts from letters I’ve received from course graduates talking … [Read more...]

Celebrating ALL SAINTS DAY – NOV 1

All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, or The Feast of All Saints) is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. All Saints' Day is the second day of Hallowmas, and begins at sunrise on the 1st of November and finishes at sundown on the 1st of November. It is the day before All Souls' Day. In Western Christian … [Read more...]

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal

SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS TEXT URGING TARGETED SANCTIONS AGAINST PERPETRATORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE DURING ARMED CONFLICT Rape Largely ‘Cost-free’, Says Special Representative As UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal   The Security Council today urged the United Nations sanctions committees to apply targeted sanctions against parties committing sexual violence during armed conflict. Ahead of a debate on the subject that attracted more than 60 speakers, the … [Read more...]

Policy for domestic workers, ”a matter of urgency” says ILO

Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's, Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers worldwide: Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment … [Read more...]

Isabel Allende – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of world's greatest artists, a humble woman that lived in anonymity, devoting her creativity, passion and vision for a world of peace to paper, an author of tens of books, plays, and more ... for the betterment of women. She fights for the freedom of girls taken into the dark world of Human Trafficking: Protection from violence, exploitation and/or discrimination. Her vision includes empowerment of women and girls and … [Read more...]

HIV, Women everywhere have the right to informed consent

“Ability to reproduce plays a major role in women’s status, position in society”. When in January 2008, staff from the International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW) initiated a series of focus group discussions with women living with HIV in Namibia about their experiences they were far from imagining what they would uncover. Of the 230 women interviewed, most reported some form of discrimination in health services and nearly 20% stated that they had been coerced or forced into … [Read more...]

A step forward against HIV abuses | Jeffrey O’Malley

In a landmark but little noticed decision, a Namibian court ruled this week that state hospitals illegally sterilized three HIV-positive women. While the judge found no link to their HIV-positive status, his decision paves the way for legal action by other women who claim they were coerced into sterilization because they are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, as part of an effort to slow its spread in the southern African country. The women said they were given forms authorizing the … [Read more...]

WOMEN – Progress for Women IS progress for All: Volunteerism, Take Action!

    Women Progress for Women Is Progress for All   They are our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters. They are our colleagues and compatriots. They account for more than half the human race. They are us. Yet women continue to face a daily struggle against violence, illiteracy and inequality for no reason other than the fact of their gender.   Tragically, one in three women can expect to be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime, more often than not, by someone well known … [Read more...]

Debbie Keil-Leavitt:'Is Ophiuchus Important in Your Chart?' or Jen Tartaglione:'Is is the 13th Sign?'

Is Ophiuchus Important in Your Chart?   A funny thing happened on the way to the modern age. Astronomers separated Scorpio’s claws from its constellation, making them the scales of Libra. The great constellation of Ophiuchus, which was known as the wise serpent bearer, was split into three constellations, separating out the serpent. Ophiuchus now has more stars along the path of the sun than Scorpio does. This, along with the Precession of the Equinoxes, was the basis for the recent media frenzy … [Read more...]

Debbie Keil-Leavitt:’Is Ophiuchus Important in Your Chart?’ or Jen Tartaglione:’Is is the 13th Sign?’

Is Ophiuchus Important in Your Chart?   A funny thing happened on the way to the modern age. Astronomers separated Scorpio’s claws from its constellation, making them the scales of Libra. The great constellation of Ophiuchus, which was known as the wise serpent bearer, was split into three constellations, separating out the serpent. Ophiuchus now has more stars along the path of the sun than Scorpio does. This, along with the Precession of the Equinoxes, was the basis for the recent media frenzy … [Read more...]

UN – Gender Disparities in Education urged to 'end'…

    New UN report urges push to 'end' Gender Disparities in Education Girls learn to read in Bubel village in Orissa, India   September 2010 – Girls and boys in only 85 countries will have equal access to primary and secondary education by 2015 if present trends continue, according to a new United Nations report, which calls for greater efforts to reduce gender disparities in education. The annual edition of the Global Education Digest, published by the UN Educational, Scientific and … [Read more...]

UN – Gender Disparities in Education urged to ‘end’…

    New UN report urges push to 'end' Gender Disparities in Education Girls learn to read in Bubel village in Orissa, India   September 2010 – Girls and boys in only 85 countries will have equal access to primary and secondary education by 2015 if present trends continue, according to a new United Nations report, which calls for greater efforts to reduce gender disparities in education. The annual edition of the Global Education Digest, published by the UN Educational, Scientific and … [Read more...]

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