Awareness: Gender and Social Justice

Awareness leads to Action: Awareness is the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects, thoughts, emotions, or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being aware of something. In biological psychology, awareness is defined as a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event. Awareness is a … [Read more...]

OP-ED: True Gender Equality for Both Women and Men

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 2014 (IPS) - Numerous international and national efforts have focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The United Nations, for example, has convened four world conferences on women - Beijing in 1995, Nairobi in 1985, Copenhagen in 1980 and Mexico City in 1975 - and Member States have adopted various international agreements, such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against … [Read more...]

UN Women Executive Director visits France

UN Women Executive Director visits France to strengthen global partnerships for equality Will highlight women’s economic empowerment, political participation and ending violence against women as catalysts for sustainable growth and development 18th May — Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet will travel to France next week to strengthen global partnerships for gender equality. She will meet with France’s senior political leaders, … [Read more...]

NIGERIA: Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Nigeria Sofoluwe, Abayomi Olumade Ph.D, Dept. of Educational Management University of Ilorin, Nigeria E-mail: or Abstract The main purpose of this paper is to examine climate change and sustainable development in Nigeria. This was necessary because, Nigerians are increasingly being confronted with number of challenges which demand urgent attention. These challenges tend to be … [Read more...]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN)   United Nations March 21, 2012 The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, commemorates the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960. On that day in South Africa, peaceful demonstrators against apartheid were killed. In 1966, the United Nations declared that each year on March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination should be observed as a … [Read more...]

Afghanistan, international civilian engagement

  Today, Ambassador Eklil Hakimi spoke as a panelist at a roundtable discussion, titled Afghanistan: Moving Forward, organized by International Relief and Development and hosted at the Embassy of Slovenia in Washington, D.C. The panel’s topic of discussion was the importance of continued international civilian engagement in Afghanistan. During his remarks Ambassador Hakimi acknowledged that despite progress over the past decade, shortcomings still exist in Afghanistan, and that “A … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – HOW do we raise our Sons & Daughters?

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