EMMA WATSON launches ‘he for she’, celebrating True Gender Equality

Emma Watson's moving speech about gender equality and the he for she campaign Actress Emma Watson’s U.N. speech on gender equality is all the buzz online, but for the wrong reasons. Many in the media have spotlighted her focus on the word “feminist” and the negative connotations associated with it–which was just a minor part in the beginning of her speech. There were two items that most media neglected to cover. The first was Watson’s heavy emphasis on the importance of men, as … [Read more...]

UN Women Executive Board, Annual Session 25-27 June

Annual Session - Documents 25-27 June The operational activities of UN-Women are governed by an Executive Board based on General Assembly resolution 64/289 paragraph 57(b) which stipulates that “the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Executive Board of the Entity shall constitute the multi-tiered intergovernmental governance structure for the operational activities and shall provide operational policy guidance to the Entity”. The Board also engages with the Executive … [Read more...]

Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls must be punished

September 2012 – Violence against women and girls and the indiscriminate extraction of natural resources are among the most pressing issues that indigenous peoples face today, a United Nations human rights expert said today. “A recurring issue that has come to my attention in various contexts is that of violence against indigenous women and girls,” said the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, in his statement to the UN Human Rights Council in … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Ms. Michelle Bachelet

  A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman.    Taking on a whole new department of the United Nations, catering to the gender equity of all the women of our world, this lady is to be watched closely and supported endlessly.  Join us to Celebrate this day that her UN WOMEN CELEBRATED finally getting their own logo, as we review the day she accepted this placement below.          WOMAN of ACTION       Michelle Bachelet     The former … [Read more...]

UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE – September 21, 2011

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebratedin September 1982. In 2002, the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace.By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN … [Read more...]

Women's Empowerment: The Journey of Women's Rights (1911-2011)

    The Journey of Women's Rights, 1911-2011      ..looking back to where the Journey is all began... and where it is all going....starting with UN WOMEN.         SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS: MICHELLE BACHELET OF CHILE UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS ENTITY FOR 'GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN',  UN Women.     The following is the transcript: “Today, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, as the head of UN Women, … [Read more...]

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