7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference

June 30, 2013, was the opening plenary of the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. We asked Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to share highlights from the conference via Skype. Please see his reflections, below. - See more HERE.   Dr. Dieffenbach will be sharing highlights from the IAS Conference every day, … [Read more...]

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal

SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS TEXT URGING TARGETED SANCTIONS AGAINST PERPETRATORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE DURING ARMED CONFLICT Rape Largely ‘Cost-free’, Says Special Representative As UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal   The Security Council today urged the United Nations sanctions committees to apply targeted sanctions against parties committing sexual violence during armed conflict. Ahead of a debate on the subject that attracted more than 60 speakers, the … [Read more...]

Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

UN Women’s top official to visit East Asia, 28 May to 4 June

From 28 May to 4 June, Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and UN Assistant Secretary-General, will undertake a week-long official trip covering Malaysia, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Ms. Puri’s first stop will be the “Women Deliver” Conference hosted this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she will speak at the Opening Panel:   “Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health Equals Investing in Economic and Social Progress for Everyone.” At the Conference, Ms. Puri will … [Read more...]

Mary Moore – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this ever expanding, globally focused powerhouse of a teacher. Devoting her life to helping others in the areas of business, communications and language, she has created a global virtual forum that enables all to unite through her vision of what she has affectionately named: GLOBAL ENGLISH. Within her vision, an interdisciplinary English teaching system, she intends to develop eloquent, self-confident learners who can utilize … [Read more...]

Irene Natividad – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's leading women activists of this generation. It is not often we find a feminist who is not only influential in Corporate America, but who is also of Asian origin. That was before you met Irene Natividad, a recognized women’s leader who has made waves in the United States over the last 30 years, and globally still today.         WOMAN of ACTION™     Irene … [Read more...]

Malaysia, family-friendly workplaces

SERI KEMBANGAN, Malaysia, September 2012 - On a Monday morning, 5-year-old Lyana is getting ready for preschool. Like many children, she comes from a dual-income family who rely on child care outside the home. What sets them apart is that Lyana attends preschool at her mother’s workplace, Kein Hing Industry. The manufacturing company set up the preschool in 1998 to address the needs of its employees. About 60 children aged 2 to 6 attend the preschool, which also provides afterschool care … [Read more...]

The Lancet and Women Deliver – Call for Papers {Dec 14 deadline}

The Lancet and Women Deliver announce Call for Papers 06 SEPTEMBER 2012 - In light of the upcoming conference in 2013, Women Deliver and The Lancet have issued a call for submissions from research groups working on reproductive, maternal, and newborn health globally. Submissions should address the themes of the upcoming conference: investment in women, meeting women’s need for contraception, and the new architecture for the development goals and the effect on reproductive … [Read more...]

Papua New Guinea’s newest parliamentarians, a time for women

... a time for Women in Papua New Guinea   Since Papua New Guinea’s independence in 1975, none of its parliaments have comprised more than 2 per cent of women. Efforts to address traditional attitudes in the country and support women candidates and voters have shown signs of impact, yet the political landscape for women remains a tough one. In an interview with UN Women, two of the three women members of parliament (MPs) elected in the July 2012 polls detail the challenges they … [Read more...]

Lynn Manwar – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of strength, rising above a multitude of life challenges; including a period of estrangement from her own father, a man she loves dearly, arthritis, thyroid cancer and many other challenges.  Her message to the women of our world is that life offers many experiences, and one can rise above it all through the sheer power of  'unconditional love'.   This power of example is now here to help the Women of our World, … [Read more...]

INCEST is more rampant than one knows…Take Action!

Does INCEST strip the INNOCENCE of a CHILD?   That is the Question .... The problem is that this information is rarely tracked by third world countries. In developed nations, the case of sexual abuse, will always be naturally under reported. In the case of consensual incest, the topic is still taboo, but due to the nature of consent, we have a better picture.   High Incest Activity Countries That is a hard question to answer. Several countries share the spot for … [Read more...]

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