International Women’s Day – WomanACT Symposium on March 6 (FREE)

International Women's Day (This is a free event) March 6, 2012 10:00AM to 12:00   PM RSVP: February 29th, 2012 Paula David, MSW, PhD Based on insights from the extensive narratives of older women who are survivors of the Holocaust, Dr. David will consider the long-term potential for love and hope for women survivors of family and gender- based violence Renate Krakauer, BSc, MES, EdD, D.H.Sc. As a child survivor of the Holocaust, Dr. Krakauer will discuss her own … [Read more...]

Council on Women and Girls – Economy, Violence Awareness, and More‏

Friday, September 16, 2011 Weekly Women's Update Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights!   Greetings Everyone – This has been an extremely busy week here at The White House and around the country. One week after his speech to a joint session of Congress announcing the American Jobs Act, the President has sent this bill to Capitol Hill and has been traveling the country talking to Americans about what this would mean for job creation, if … [Read more...]

Bridget Duru, girlup ..We need 15,000 signatures to stop child marriage!

A Celebration of Women Foundation Inc.,I'm excited to let you know that you are helping make a difference in the fight against child marriage! Since we launched the child marriage petition in April, more than 10,000 membersof the Girl Up community have taken a stand to combat this harmful practice that affects thousands of girls in developing countries every day. Your incredible support shows just how powerful we can be when we unite for girls around the world. But we need your help to get more … [Read more...]

Eliminate Pediatric HIV Transmission and Keep Mothers Alive

A Bold New Plan To Eliminate Pediatric HIV Transmission and Keep Mothers Alive Today, I was proud to participate in an historic moment in the global HIV response. Standing with former President Bill Clinton, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and many others, we joined forces toward an ambitious, yet achievable, goal — ending pediatric AIDS and keeping mothers alive around the globe. In the United States and Europe, pediatric AIDS is now an artifact of history. Yet, in many countries, … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Grandma and Goliath

    Grandma and Goliath         Grandmother Takes on Oil Giant ...   Recently I read what can only be called a modern day David and Goliath story. The two contenders are an Ecuadorean grandmother whose modest home sits near marshes that are clogged with sticky oil for decades and Chevron. Maria Aguinda helped to bring a landmark judgment against Chevron for polluting the rain forest which she calls home. She spoke out against the US oil giant after it was fined $9.5 billion, among the … [Read more...]

UN Women Celebrates Launch as Powerful Driver of Women’s Equality TODAY!

  UN Women Celebrates Launch as Powerful Driver of Women’s Equality     On 24 February 2011, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet spoke at the celebration of the launch of UN Women, the UN's newest organization. Luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, civil society, the media, music and film packed the UN General Assembly in New York. Photo: UN Women/JC McIlwaine  Calendar of Events Launch of UN Women 24 Feb 2011 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM United Nations … [Read more...]

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