Jean Houston – Awaken to Your Life Purpose, 7-week course – JAN 14

If you’re reading this, I suspect you are someone who is striving to make a difference in the world and trying to live as the highest expression of yourself. If you’d like to have more support to make this year a breakthrough for you in terms of achieving your highest goals and truly making the difference you know you were meant to make . . . You might benefit from working with me for the next 7 weeks, letting me show you how you can become that fulfilled and profoundly effective person you … [Read more...]

Farah [Diba] Pahlavi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ Celebrates the Life of this woman of strength through this tribute; admiring her courage, dedication and vision. She stated in the film 'The Queen and I' that things in Iran could have been different if their had only been 'dialogue'.   These are the words of a true visionary!       WOMAN of ACTION     Farah Pahlavi, Her Imperial Majesty, Empress of Iran       Farah Pahlavi, Her Imperial Majesty, … [Read more...]

Aleksandra Mikhaylovna Kollontai – WOMAN of ACTION™

   A Celebration of Women™ Celebrates the Life of yet another amazing woman that lived ahead of her time. This woman abandoned 'Society' and devoted her life to the activism of sexual freedom, equality in rights for women in free love; including marriage conditions and divorce, all in the late 1800's. Let her life not be lived in vain, and her memory live in the hearts and minds of the Women of our World.        WOMEN of ACTION™        Aleksandra Mikhaylovna Kollontai Russian … [Read more...]

Mike Madigan says, “Mayan calendar ends in March 2013”

  While everyone is panicking over December 21, 2012, (when the Mayan calendar cycle "ends")...   I'm looking at March 31, 2013 instead.     Why? Because that's when the 'Tzolk'in' calendar ends. The what? So what is the Mayan Calendar? The calendar was constructed by an advanced civilization called the Mayans around 250-900 AD. Evidence for the Maya empire stretches around most parts of the southern states of Mexico and reaches down to the current geological … [Read more...]

Indigenous Peoples 2015 development agenda – Week 3

Warm Greetings to Indigenous Peoples, You are invited to join the 3rd and final week of dialogue with Indigenous Peoples addressing “Indigenous Peoples and inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda.” This final week, December 10th–14th will focus on the importance of culture as an integral component of sustainable development as well as Indigenous Peoples’ rights including Free Prior and Informed Consent. The discussion is taking place online here: … [Read more...]

GRAVE CHALLENGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

RESOLUTION APPROVED BY THIRD COMMITTEE CALLS FOR HIGH-LEVEL GENERAL ASSEMBLY 'AGAINST GRAVE CHALLENGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING' Also Hears Introduction of Texts on Eliminating Racism,Human Rights Council Report, International Drug Control The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today approved a draft resolution that would have the General Assembly hold a high-level meeting in 2013 to assess progress in the global community’s fight against the grave challenge of human … [Read more...]

Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

The yearly autumn mass migration of the North American Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), starting in September and October of each year, is a truly amazing phenomenon! Did you know that the Monarch Butterflies of North America can migrate up to 3000 miles? It's hard to imagine that something as delicate-looking as a butterfly can travel that far, but some North American monarchs migrate very long distances, as far as from Canada to Central Mexico. Monarchs are one of the most … [Read more...]

Olga Ruiz Vasquez – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is inspired to Celebrate the Life of this power of example for all the women of our world. Never giving up on her set purpose, this trail blazing powerhouse has realized her dream of becoming a municipal leader for San Nicolas Tolentino, MEXICO.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Olga Ruiz Vasquez ... a pure Role Model     Olga Ruiz Vasquez is a role model. In July, the 52-year-old widow and mother of five who … [Read more...]

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012: Celebrated Sept. 15 — Oct. 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012: Celebrated Sept. 15 — Oct. 15 In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which was observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. The observance was expanded in 1988 by Congress to a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15 — Oct. 15), effective the following year. America celebrates the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the … [Read more...]

HIV, Women everywhere have the right to informed consent

“Ability to reproduce plays a major role in women’s status, position in society”. When in January 2008, staff from the International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW) initiated a series of focus group discussions with women living with HIV in Namibia about their experiences they were far from imagining what they would uncover. Of the 230 women interviewed, most reported some form of discrimination in health services and nearly 20% stated that they had been coerced or forced into … [Read more...]

A step forward against HIV abuses | Jeffrey O’Malley

In a landmark but little noticed decision, a Namibian court ruled this week that state hospitals illegally sterilized three HIV-positive women. While the judge found no link to their HIV-positive status, his decision paves the way for legal action by other women who claim they were coerced into sterilization because they are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, as part of an effort to slow its spread in the southern African country. The women said they were given forms authorizing the … [Read more...]

Mexico Gaining Ground in Efforts to End ‘Femicide’, Other Violence against Women

Mexico Gaining Ground in Efforts to End 'Femicide', Other Violence against Women, Delegation Tells Anti-Discrimination Committee   Expert Members Concerned about Abortion Laws Murder of Human Rights Defenders, Low Education for Indigenous Women   Through a “juridical revolution” and a range of comprehensive assistance programmes, Mexico was gaining ground in its bid to end violence against women, including murder, bolster their political representation at the most … [Read more...]

Guatemala, Mayan language used to promote gender equality

Mam is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala and Mexico by about 500,000 people. The Guatemala Ministry of Education and WFP have been trained in this language to more than 300 teachers of bilingual schools in the use of textbooks in Mam among students to promote gender equality, food security and nutrition, and other topics. Radio host Rosario Sul González gets set for a show on Radio Ixchel, a pirate radio station in Guatemala that provides content for local indigenous Mayan residents. … [Read more...]

PM to participate in G-20 Leaders – June 18-19 in Mexico

PM to participate in G-20 Leaders' Summit June 17, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will participate in the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 18-19, 2012. He will be accompanied by Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, and Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. “Canada’s message at the G-20 will be that economic growth and fiscal discipline are not mutually exclusive, they go hand … [Read more...]

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