Culture of Peace, consistent with Women’s Movement …

WOMEN AND A CULTURE OF PEACE Since the 1970s the United Nations and other international women’s conferences have adopted 'Equality, Development and Peace' as an organizing theme and framework for women's activities in development. Women would not only benefit from peaceful structures, as opposed to violent structures which oppress them, but they also have a role to play in building peaceful relationships and structures, and cultivating values, attitudes, relationships and structures which … [Read more...]

“Real Men Don’t Hit Women!”, Antonio Bandares

Life isn’t easy for women – anywhere in the world. I grew up in Dois Riachos – a poor, remote town in the north-east of Brazil. Our family didn’t have much money; my mother worked hard to raise me and my two brothers and sister by herself. We couldn’t even afford a football – if we had bought one, we would have gone without food. At the age of 7, I knew I wanted to play football for the rest of my life. But being a girl, the path wasn’t straightforward. Everyone from my brothers to 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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