UN Women, What are women’s human rights?

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Child Rights for 25 years, ‘better or worse’ today?

Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani in a makeshift classroom at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc on November 18, 2014. OSMAN ORSAL/REUTERS Twenty-five years since the United Nations ratified its Convention on the Rights of the Child, have the lives of the world’s children improved? A new report tried to answer that question and found some gains among ongoing and long-standing challenges. Examining the quality of life for children in 190 countries, the report … [Read more...]

A global voice for women, The right to be heard

"Ending Gender Based Violence." "A global voice for women: The right to be heard," Quenby Wilcox wrote: “If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely — and the right to be heard.” declared Hillary Rodham Clinton at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing almost 20 years … [Read more...]

Social and economic justice‏, Marianne Williamson

Today we honor as a nation the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a day when all of us have the opportunity to remember the extraordinary difference one life can make. Around the country, there are those who are performing works of charity and national service to mark this day. But in truth, Dr. King was not simply about alleviating the pain and suffering of individuals; he worked to counter the huge political and economic forces that kept entire groups of people shackled by … [Read more...]

HUMAN TRAFFICKING WEEK-END, Toronto, Mar. 14/15

  Good Sheppard Lutheran Church 1630 Lawrence Avenue W. North York Early bird donation $15 before February 14, 2114 at the Door $20. c/o Maria Angel Consuegra - CONTACT HERE     … [Read more...]

I am Aldijana Sisic and I wear orange because…‏

It’s the last day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. There's still time to#orangeurworld with actions! I am Aldijana Sisic, and I am the Campaign Manager for the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign. I am wearing orange because women and girls fight their daily battles hoping that one day they will have their human right to live a life free of violence. For real changes in women’s and girls’ lives, actions have to take place at the … [Read more...]

Mandela, ‘man of many names’ … one Humantarian Heart

MANDELA IS KNOWN BY SEVERAL NAMES. EACH NAME HAS A STORY BEHIND IT CALL HIM TATA MADIBA, NELSON, KHULU! MANDELA FONDLY REVERED AS A WORLD ICON FOR HUMANITY AND FORBEARANCE Rolihlahla – Born on July 18, 1918, in the village of Mvezo in Transkei in the Eastern Cape province, he was given the name Rolihlaha Mandela by his father, a tribal chief. This is Mr Mandela’s birth name: it is an 'isiXhosa' name which means “pulling the branch of a tree”, but colloquially it means … [Read more...]

END VIOLENCE: ‘A Promise is a Promise is a Promise’

Lets End Violence Against Women The main roles of UN Women are: To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms. To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society. To hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender … [Read more...]

Nicole Kidman honored for Advocacy on Women’s Rights!

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman honoured for advocacy on women’s rights UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman was awarded today by Variety magazine for her engagement to advance women’s and girls’ rights and empowerment. The Academy Award winner received the honour at Variety’s 5th Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills, which aims at “shining a spotlight on the high-profile women in Hollywood who have used their platforms to make a difference”. “The honourees we … [Read more...]

Black History Month celebrated in OCTOBER

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October. Negro History Week (1926) The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the … [Read more...]

Advancement of Women

Women representatives of civil society rejoice at the signing of a peace accord in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Second Committee The Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) will deal with issues relating to economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international financial system, and external debt sustainability), financing for development, sustainable development, human settlements, poverty eradication, … [Read more...]

Syria: A brighter tomorrow‏ -Take Action!

Syrian children may feel little hope today, but this week we have a powerful chance to help save their future. A staggering 6 million Syrians have fled the fighting, many of them children. In many wars, they become a 'lost generation' that knows guns more than books, and never get a chance to build a better life. But this time, there's an exciting plan to change that. Inspiring 16-year old campaigner Malala Yousafzai and UN Education Envoy Gordon Brown are teaming up with our community to … [Read more...]

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