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...]

12th Council Gathering, Kathmandu, Nepal – {Book before Sept 15}

Grandmothers Gathering    12th Council Gathering   November 8-11, 2012 Kathmandu, Nepal       "The Grandmothers work is just to pray and hope that the dark energies of the world will surrender under our feet and so we can crush them and walk along the path." Grandmother Aama Bombo   Honoring Grandmother Aama Bombo and her Tamang People of Nepal   This Council Gathering occurs at an auspicious time in autumn, helping to usher in the … [Read more...]

NEPAL – Better health, particularly women and children

KATHMANDU, July 2012 (IRIN) - Nepal will produce nearly half a million improved cooking stoves over the next five years to benefit rural communities and bring the chance of better health to millions of people, particularly women and children. The target of 475,000 stoves was set by the National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme, a new effort to bring all rural energy programmes under one management and funding body, and will be implemented by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) … [Read more...]

NEPAL: Gender discrimination fuels malnutrition

"Girls are neglected because they are thought not to need strength." Gender discrimination lies behind much of the malnutrition found in under-five children in Nepal, say locals and experts. (..) "Malnutrition in Nepal is an intergenerational cycle,” said Sophiya Uprety, a nutritionist for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Kathmandu. She explained that supporting pregnant women with a nutritious and adequate diet, rest and care did more than improve a person’s strength - it bolstered … [Read more...]

UN Women – Last Minute Reminder, hiring !

  Employment UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments: Executive Associate Location: New York Post Level: G6 Application Deadline: 5 September 2011 Website Analyst Location: New York Post Level: P2 Application Deadline: 5 September 2011 Reporting and Communications Specialist Location: New York Post Level: P3 Application Deadline: 5 September 2011 Partnerships Analyst Location: New York Post Level: P2 Application Deadline: 6 … [Read more...]

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