Millennium Development Goals, for people of all ‘abilities’

Opening the door for people of all abilities The global community took a giant step forward during the High-level Meeting on Disability and Development in September to break down barriers for the more than 1 billion persons living with some form of disability. With a historic outcome document adopted, this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, aims to kick-off an action-filled course towards an inclusive society, embracing all human beings. 'About 15 … [Read more...]

Breaking the Silence, Violence against Indigenous Girls

Joint UN statement read by John Hendra for the launch of the inter-agency study on breaking the silence on violence against indigenous girls Joint UN statement read by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women at the launch of the inter-agency study: “Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women: A call to action based an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin … [Read more...]

Lorin J. MacDonald – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this definite power of example to all women. Dealing with her own physical challenges, this woman is blazing new paths for all women with her own hearing disability, forging new horizons, new ways so to enable all the Women of our World to live fulfilled, thriving lives.   WOMAN of ACTION™     Lorin J. MacDonald “A lot of people try to understand my hearing loss, and honestly, Iʼm too busy doing things … [Read more...]

Kathleen Sebelius, HHS on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act   Today, I join my fellow Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of a great civil rights achievement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we look back at the progress we’ve made in the last 21 years, we must also look forward and recommit ourselves to achieving the law’s goals of ensuring “equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and … [Read more...]

UN Top Officials – Celebrate Call to 'Abolish FGM' globally!

    Top UN officials call for abolishing female genital mutilation   A type of blade used to carry out the FGM operation February 2011 – Stressing that all girls deserve to grow up free from harmful practices that endanger their well-being, United Nations officials on Sunday called for abolishing the practice of female genital mutilation to help millions lead healthier lives.     Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) is the partial or total removal of the external genitalia – … [Read more...]

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