“Keeping Men and Boys safe” 2013, (IMD) – NOV 19

"Keeping Men and Boys safe" 2013, International Men's Day (IMD) - NOV 19 International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Speaking on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of IMD, "This is an excellent idea and would give … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates Africa’s Top 10 luxury city breaks!

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa Africa is a continent well known for its vast plains and amazing wildlife, but perhaps less recognised for its potential as an urban getaway. African cities, though, are worthy destinations in their own right and here we round-up 10 of the best African city breaks and hope they might give you an insight into an often overlooked aspect to this wonderful continent. Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Overlooking the inviting waters of the … [Read more...]

UK’s new Visa Policy, Meetika Srivastava

THE news broke, Monday, that the UK government plans imposing a visa bond on nationals of some countries intending to travel to the UK. According to the report, from November, nationals of Nigeria, India, Ghana, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will have to post a bond of N723,000 or £3,000 ($4,600 or 3,500 euros at current exchange rates). The Home Secretary, Theresa May, made the proposal which targeted nationals of the countries tagged as “high-risk.” Home Secretary Theresa May who last … [Read more...]

Maya Angelou – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated and inspired to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's most experienced in life, reborn and enlightened women through this celebratory Tribute, a woman that today devotes her life to the betterment of others.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Maya Angelou "I Believe each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of Glory."             Maya Angelou (pron.: /ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/, born … [Read more...]

Ann Lesley Cotton – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman, one female soul that sold bake goods to make her dream into a reality.  After visiting a part of our world where she experienced a reality whereby girls were commonplace only in lower school, and once secondary education became a requirement, more than half of the girls vanished.   Her investigations told her that this fact was not due to her first thought, that girls stayed home to work the fields, care for the … [Read more...]

Millennium Development Goals by 2015, have Your Say here!

Did you know that diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world. Around 1.5 million deaths each year - nearly one in five – are caused by diarrhea. It kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined. Should access to clean water and sanitation be a priority for world leaders in the next development goals? Have YOUR say? HERE: www.myworld2015.org Millennium Development Goals, an Introduction For many industrialized nations, … [Read more...]

Mali: Shea tree empowers women

Many women in Mali know all about the benefits of the shea tree. They've been gathering its fruit for years to produce soaps and various products to sell. Now, production hovers at 80,000 tons per year – but it has the potential to reach 250,000 tons and improve lives. Vitellaria paradoxa (previously Butyrospermum parkii), commonly known as shea tree, shi tree, /ˈʃiː/ or /ˈʃiː.ə/, or vitellaria, is a tree of the Sapotaceae family indigenous to Africa, occurring in Mali, Cameroon, Congo, Côte … [Read more...]

UN Women Partners with One Day on Earth; Captures Gender Issues on Camera

  On 11 November 2011 (11-11-11), UN Women joins 20,000 filmmakers worldwide to capture the human experience in a 24-hour period. The collaborative effort — that brings together a number of UN agencies and non-profits — is part of the second annual One Day on Earth initiative aimed at forming a geo-tagged shared film archive that covers wide-ranging issues related to the Millennium Development Goals, from poverty to human rights. Joining One Day on Earth as a partner this year, UN … [Read more...]

Women, Peace and Security Institute Established in Ghana

Women, Peace and Security Institute Established in Ghana Discussions on conflict and peacekeeping in Africa have often ignored the role of women. But this reality is gradually changing, as a growing body of activists, academics and policymakers bring women to the forefront of security agendas. As part of this movement, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana has established a Women, Peace and Security Institute to train students and leaders across the … [Read more...]

World Malaria Day – April 25, 2011: Take Action!

  World Malaria Day     Stop a Silent Killer on World Malaria Day   April 25, 2011 Every year, malaria claims the lives of over a million people, many of them young children. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that this deadly disease is preventable.   Bestnet Reveals Plans for World Malaria Day   "April 25th is rapidly approaching!   Like many NGO’s, NMCPs and faith based organizations, Bestnet has been busy finalizing our plans for World Malaria Day 2011. This year, many Bestnet … [Read more...]

UN Women Awards Nearly $1.5 million in Small Grants

    UN Women Awards Nearly $1.5 million in Small Grants towards Realizing Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS         United Nations, New York — UN Women, under the Fund for Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS, today announced approximately US$1.5 million in small grants to twenty grassroots and community-based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen women’s property and inheritance rights as a critical strategy for … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Day – This year’s theme is ‘Women as Agents of Change’

    Commonwealth Day      Celebrated March 14, 2011      A Celebration of Women honors the Commonwealth and Celebrates this years Theme of 2011    The idea of a designated day each year to celebrate the Empire was first put forward in 1894 by the Canadian branch of the Royal Colonial Institute (now the Royal Commonwealth Society). Clementina Fessenden, the wife of Ontario Minister of Education, Senator George W. Ross, promoted a scheme for children to commemorate the Empire on one day each … [Read more...]

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