Tara Teng – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this young woman leader, one that woke up one day realizing that to reach inner fulfillment, she needed to expand her purpose for being. Through her journey, she found that her passion directed her into a life of activism, a life that is devoted to raise awareness on one of our plant's darkest activities: HUMAN SLAVERY.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Tara Teng       Tara Teng … [Read more...]

Shakti Samuha, Nepal

We celebrate Shakti Samuha from Nepal 2013 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees. (Left to right) Laxmi Puri and Sunita Danuwar representing Shakti Samuha (Nepal), Gov. Habiba Sarabi (Afghanistan), Lahpai Seng Raw (Myanmar), Adnan Pandu Praja and Abraham Samad representing Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Indonesia), and Dr. Ernesto Domingo (Philippines). Three individuals and two organizations who share the virtue of selflessness in working for their people’s welfare will receive the 2013 … [Read more...]

Jacquelline Fuller – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated the Celebrate the Life of this one woman, one that made her way to the infamous role of CEO and true to the pure nature of a woman, directed her powers into an action of philanthropy. Her passion lays in the desire to help others, and through her own creations enables thousands to help themselves up through her vision of 'getting the money directly into the hands that need it ... ' system. We celebrate this powerhouse and her focus on others. She is … [Read more...]

Mary Goudie – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of action as she sits Chair of the Women Leaders’ Council to Fight Human Trafficking at the United Nations, where she launched the global initiative to fight human trafficking and is involved with the G8 and G20 promoting the role of women and children in the global economy. She is also an expert in both global issues and corporate social responsibility. As a senior member of the British House of … [Read more...]

Japan Taking Action to combat illicit drugs and human trafficking

June 2013 – The United Nations and the Government of Japan today agreed to enhance regional cooperation to fight the trade of illicit narcotics and human trafficking, as well as terrorism and cyber crime in Africa and Southeast Asia. The Joint Action Plan of Action between the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Japan was signed at the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), which concluded earlier today in Yokohama, Japan. “The United Nations Office … [Read more...]

Jamaica is Taking Action to stop Human Trafficking!

Jamaica reiterates its fight against human trafficking   The Government of Jamaica accords the highest level of political commitment to the fight against human trafficking and unequivocally denounces the scourge of Trafficking in Persons. Ms. Crystall Powell-Britton told the High-level meeting on the Appraisal of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons that Jamaica reaffirms its determination to prevent and combat trafficking in persons, protect and assist victims, … [Read more...]

Barbados Trafficking in persons – a heinous crime: Take Action!

Given its transnational nature, combating the scourge of human trafficking required utmost international cooperation and coordination, several speakers said in the General Assembly during its high-level meeting on the appraisal of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Delegates said that strengthening national legal and institutional frameworks called for the universal ratification and implementation of international instruments, including the United Nations Convention … [Read more...]

Brazil joins Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking

May 2013 - Brazil is the latest country to join the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking, with singer Ivete Sangalo appointed as a national UNODC Goodwill Ambassador and face of the campaign. There are millions of victims of human trafficking across the globe. The campaign aims to mobilize Brazilian society against this crime. The launch was marked at a ceremony in the Brazilian Ministry of Justice yesterday, 9 May 2013, and counting with the presence of UNODC's Executive Director … [Read more...]

Bishnu Maya Pariyar – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this brave woman, one born into extreme poverty, and treated as an outcast in her own society. Housing  a strong spirit, this powerhouse forged her way through education, walking four hours per day to attend and complete her secondary education, being the first girl in her community to achieve such success. She further achieved more education in the USA, and returned home to work with her local women through an organization … [Read more...]

Dr. Sunitha Krishnan – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this most amazing woman of caring, compassion and courage. Not only has she suffered at the hands of those with complete ignorance to human decency; she rose above her own circumstance to create an organization designed to save young girls from human trafficking so to better their lives, nurture them back to health so to grow forward future women leaders.       WOMAN of ACTION™         Dr … [Read more...]

One-Stop Crisis Centre responding to Violence Against Women, Thailand

April 2013 – The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls after Thailand joined UN Women’s newest global initiative, COMMIT. UN Women Regional Director Roberta Clarke (wearing black) congratulates Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the launch of the 1,300 mobile units. Photo credit: UN Women/Montira Narkvichien The One Stop … [Read more...]

Somaly Mam – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this woman, one that has risen above one of our planet's most horrific inhumanities to woman; sexual slavery and human trafficking. Using her experience and survival skills, this powerhouse now devotes her life to the freedom of all young women and girls to speak out fearlessly, shamelessly to STOP THE VIOLENCE Against Women and Girls.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Somaly … [Read more...]

Tricked and Trapped Migrant workers, in the Middle East

ILO reveals how an estimated 600,000 migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour across the Middle East at the first-ever tripartite regional conference on human trafficking AMMAN (ILO News) – An ILO study has offered a rare glimpse into the hardships endured by workers from some of the world’s poorest countries while also examining the structural hurdles to protecting their rights at work in the Middle East. The ILO will present the findings of Tricked and Trapped: Human … [Read more...]

CONGO, National Leadership required NOW – Take Action !!!

ENOUGH is ENOUGH - The Time is NOW to Take Action !!! March 2013 – Conflict-related sexual violence is one of the most urgent challenges facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official says, stressing that leadership and responsibility on the part of the Government is critical to tackling this issue. “Only the Congolese people, with the support of the international community, can change the current situation and create a new narrative for the DRC,” the … [Read more...]

Afro Peruvian Women – Remarkable!

The UN Information Centre (UNIC) Lima organized a presentation of the essay "Black Woman, slave resistance" by Zelmira Aguilar to commemorate the International Day Remembering Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Zelmira Aguilar cited the black woman as leading the fight to liberate mid-nineteenth century slaves. During her investigations, she uncovered achievements of black women during the time of slavery that were almost unimaginable, such as the reduction of working hours during … [Read more...]

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