Are you an ‘activist’?

Activism is quite simply Taking Action to effect social change; this can occur in a myriad of ways and in a variety of forms. Often it is concerned with ‘how to change the world’ through social, political, economic or environmental change. This can be led by individuals but is often done collectively through social movements. The activism industry consists of organizations and individuals engaged in activism. Activism is often done full-time, as part of an organization's core business. Many … [Read more...]

VDAY Taking Action for our Sisters in Nigeria!

(Photo : Twitter/WomenGirlsLead) RISE FOR OUR SISTERS IN NIGERIA Dear One Billion Rising and V-Day Activists, Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means "western education is forbidden." It is feared that the girls have been sold into marriage to the militants and some have been moved to nearby countries of Cameroon and … [Read more...]

Nazanin Afshin-Jam – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this artists, model, mother, wife and woman leader that has devoted her energy to the betterment of lives for all women and children. Inspired and sparked into the life of activism against death penalty for children around the world and philanthropy by being the “voice for the voiceless” and deliver her messages of freedom, peace and love worldwide.         WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Dr. Kiran Bedi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this pioneer, a woman living ahead of the times trailing new paths for all women. Being one of the first female police officers inside her nation, she has been a woman leader since she first started her adult life. Through her foundation work, this powerhouse also devotes a large amount of her energy and time to the betterment of the lives of others, with a focus presently on the organization works in Resettlement … [Read more...]

UN Women, Progress of the World’s Women

In many countries of the world, the rule of law still rules women out. In every region, there are laws that discriminate against women, in relation to property, the family, employment and citizenship. Too often, justice institutions, including the police and the courts, deny women justice. But, governments and civil society are pioneering innovative approaches to ensure that women can access justice. Catalyzing gender-sensitive law reform, investing in one-stop shops and providing … [Read more...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – JAN 21

About Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service January 21, 2013 will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Explore this page to learn more about MLK Day and how you can … [Read more...]

UN Women, Informal Justice Systems …

Informal Justice Systems: Charting a Course for Human Rights-based Engagement Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights Informal Justice Systems: Charting a Course for Human Rights-Based Engagement is a study that has been jointly commissioned by UNDP, UNICEF and UN Women. It is the first comprehensive assessment that has been conducted of informal justice systems and human rights protection. To enable more effective engagement that enhances access to justice and the protection of … [Read more...]

Camille Brockman – The Online Criminal Justice Degree Project

Camille Brockman - The Online Criminal Justice Degree Project The Online Criminal Justice Degree Project seeks to provide a comprehensive look at the criminal justice system. Those who are currently in the field in any capacity, as well as those looking to pursue studies in this area will find the collection of articles and media to be insightful and beneficial. The system itself is not built on all absolutes, rather there are conditions, interpretations, and personal judgement calls. There … [Read more...]

‘Culture and Character’ ~ WOMEN in RECOVERY

A Spiritual Path takes you on a Journey to a deeper knowing of self and a deeper connection with universal life energy  which is called Ki – (Japanese), Chi – (Chinese), Divine light – (Christian) and Prana – (Hindi). _________________________________  This universal life energy comes from a Supreme Being or other names that are used are The Absolute – God – Allah – Krishna – Brahman – The Tao – The Universal mind – The Alpha and The Omega – The One – Higher Power. In Hebrew, the name of God … [Read more...]

UN officials call on countries to strengthen women’s access to justice

September 2012 – United Nations officials today urged countries to implement measures to improve women’s access to and participation in justice systems, stressing that the rule of law can help break down gender barriers. “Our theme of women’s access to justice reminds me of all the women I have met who suffered terrible crimes, including sexual abuse in wartime,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his remarks at an event at UN Headquarters in New York, entitled ‘Strengthening Women’s … [Read more...]

Adele Butler- Women of Spirit: God’s Justice

GOD'S JUSTICE   There are organizations like Equality Now, Women For Women International and V-Day to name a few, which are dedicated to protecting the rights of women all over the world. But long before these much needed organizations existed, there was already a human rights activist who walked the streets of Jerusalem, Galilee, Samaria, healing the broken hearted, setting at liberty those who are bruised and delivering them from terrible circumstances. He stood for equality of women … [Read more...]

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