Dilma Vana Rousseff – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of South America's greatest women leaders. This woman, an inspiration to all women, a survivor of some of life's greatest challenges, leads the way in positive change for all in many areas of life including becoming the first female elected President of her country, Brazil.  JOIN US here in our Celebration Tribute to one of our world's women leaders, trailing the path for Positive Change!       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Women’s Rights, Cairo: ‘The New Back of the Bus?’, Aleks Deejay

  The New Back of the Bus?   My first time waiting for a bustling metro in Cairo, I nearly unknowingly walked into a “women-only” section, a section located in various parts of the metro that is, as the name implies, for women only. After my flush faced returned back to its natural pasty whiteness, my immediate thought was confusion – not over what was occurring or why, but over my own stance on whether such a section was beneficial. In a country that has long denied … [Read more...]

Brazil-Canada, President Rousseff & Prime Minister Harper Taking Action!

Brazil-Canada joint statement     August 8, 2011 Brasília, Brazil At the invitation of President Dilma Rousseff, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making an Official Visit to Brazil from August 7 to 9, 2011. The two leaders held a productive exchange of views today, August 8, in Brasilia, and reaffirmed that Canada and Brazil will enhance their bilateral partnership based on common objectives of enhancing and promoting democracy, human rights, social inclusion and … [Read more...]

Brazilian Athletes Join the Global Call to UNiTE against Violence

Marathon runner Denise Campos (featured) was one of a number of athletes that spoke out on violence against women in the run-up to the World Military Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: UNiTE) Rio de Janeiro—Men and women of the Brazilian delegation to the 5th Military World Games are saying no to violence against women and girls by joining the UN Secretary-General’s global UNITE to End Violence against Women campaign. They have called on people everywhere to take the same step. Jadel Gregório … [Read more...]

UN Launches Initiative to Make Cities Safer for Women and Children

UN Launches Initiative to Make Cities Safer for Women and Children United Nations, New York — UNICEF, UN-HABITAT and UN Women launch “Safe and Friendly Cities for All,” a five-year programme that aims at making women and children feel safer in their local neighbourhoods, while improving their quality of life. This partnership initiative builds on prior experience that all three organizations have accumulated on preventing gender-based violence, using innovative tools for child and … [Read more...]

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