Gossamerheart.com, ‘You Don’t Have To Live Like A Refugee’

The Past Is Over. You Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee In honor of all the Women of our World, and Celebrating the positive global changes that are happening in the women's/human rights movement, Roxanne Williams, The Dragonfly Whispererer, has once again created a wonderful message using VIDEO. The women of this planet are all one, saying NO MORE VIOLENCE. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime … [Read more...]

‘Australia’s Aboriginie Women face higher rates of abuse’, Cathy Eatock

Australia's aboriginal female community experiences much higher rates of abuse than the rest of the population, says Cathy Eatock, a senior policy officer in state government. Ms. Eatock, an aboriginie herself, spoke at a recent meeting at the United Nations on strategies for ending violence against women. As an Aboriginal woman you are 45 times more likely to experience domestic violence than a white woman. Violence patterns are passed on from parents to their children. It takes police … [Read more...]

Jamaica addresses violence against women

Violence against women is pervasive and harms not only women but their families and their communities. At a two-day forum at the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, UN officials, government representatives and other stakeholders discussed how to prevent it. Sandrea Falconer, Jamaica's Minister of Information with responsibility for gender affairs, told Gerry Adams that she is head of a specific committee addressing the problem. Sandrea Falconer - Violence - … [Read more...]

Wendy Ladd says Thank You: There Come a Time

It is the day after the launch of my published poem - There Comes A Time, and I just wanted to send a thank you to each and every one of you for your support and inspiration. Whether it was an email, phone call or text message it made a difference . We were actually able to sell out of tickets the morning of the event so the room was full of inspiration, celebration and friendship. Thank you to everyone who was a part of the film production. You made it very special. This is one … [Read more...]

OCTOBER is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month – Men Don’t Tell

On March 14, 1993, CBS aired "Men Don't Tell," a TV movie about domestic violence starring Peter Strauss and Judith Light. The twist: Strauss's character, construction executive Ed MacAffrey, was abused by his wife Laura, played by Light. Based on a true story, it dramatizes the story of a loving husband, who is terrorized by the violent behavior of his wife. He had long endured the physical and emotional abuse heaped upon him by his neurotic wife. He tolerates this not only because he … [Read more...]

Violence is not always Visible, Henriette Eiby Christensen

How Anger (and education) Saved Me From Suicide   Six years ago, I came out of a 12-year verbally abusive relationship not knowing what had happened.  First relief, then not understanding why I felt so bad, and kept feeling like the world would be a better place without me in it. Then ANGER.   No way was I going to let him continue to have that kind of power over me – I had to understand everything, not only for myself, but also for my three children. And so I started writing and … [Read more...]

World Pulse, Ending Violence Against Women Campaign Update

The Power of Your Stories   "While there is breath in this body I will speak the truth." Aoife | Ireland   It has been two weeks since we announced our Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign, and we have already received over 240 community submissions from all over the world. From a witness to the horrors of acid violence in Bangladesh, to a South African man determined to redefine masculinity and address the root causes of violence, to a journalist grappling … [Read more...]

Maria da Penha – WOMAN of ACTION™ 

  A Celebration of Women™  is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse that rose above extraordinary circumstances involving unheard of levels of violence, domestically. Today, this powerhouse works to help other women to regain dignity, safety and rise of domestic violence. Because her experience and sufferings, an actual law was enacted in Brazil under the symbolic name “Maria da Penha Law on Domestic and Family Violence.”     WOMAN of … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Eileen Bencivengo

A Celebration of Women™ ... is elated to Celebrate the Life os this woman. Not only is she a Survivor; she realizes today that she is a Thrivor! Having Risen Above her Greatest Challenges in Life, she is now here to help the Women of our World. Welcome with us another awesome Woman Taking Action !!! WOMAN of ACTION™ Eileen Bencivengo I grew up in a loving environment. My mom and dad were very loving but strict parents. I was daddy’s little girl and mommy’s … [Read more...]

Vicky Lynn Darden – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman. A survivor in many areas of life, here is a perfect example of one that makes a decision to Take Action and use the experiences that life can toss to us, at us and through us; using these events collectively as the molding kiln to grow into the Woman we were destined to BE.   WOMAN of ACTION™ Vicky Lynn Darden   Hello everyone, my name is Vicky, I am a cancer survivor on a … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Trisha Smith

A Celebration of Women is extremely moved in the Celebration of this Life, the Life of a Woman that has survived 'terror', worked diligently to Heal and Recover so to devote the balance of her Life helping others. However the trauma of not having the law to charge the crime is what my story and life is about. ~~~Take Action~~~ against one of the most horrific crimes of humanity, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Trisha Smith is an educator; at an early age she worked for the UN … [Read more...]

Chloe JonPaul – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™  is elated to Celebrate the Life of this power of example of rising above being a victim; and is here now to help the Women of our World to develop that 'knowing' of What Life is Really All About! WOMAN of ACTION™    Chloe JonPaul My name is Chloe JonPaul and I’m from Bowie, Maryland which is in the Washington, D.C. metro area. I recently celebrated my 75th birthday and I’m having the best time of my life! I was a teacher for 35 years, having … [Read more...]

Susanna Vardanyan – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this trail blazing powerhouse, a pioneer in the women's movement. This woman is an obstetrician-gynecologist by training and working for a long time in the State University Center of Family Planning and Sexual Health, in Yerevan. After the collapse of the Soviet Union I got actively involved in women's movement, once the chance for that appeared, becoming one of the pioneers of the movement in Armenia. WOMAN of … [Read more...]

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