Ann Lesley Cotton – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman, one female soul that sold bake goods to make her dream into a reality.  After visiting a part of our world where she experienced a reality whereby girls were commonplace only in lower school, and once secondary education became a requirement, more than half of the girls vanished.   Her investigations told her that this fact was not due to her first thought, that girls stayed home to work the fields, care for the … [Read more...]

Gender Equality; Empowering Women through Education

Countries have made progress in promoting and protecting women's rights but important challenges remain in achieving equality, according to a member of a UN expert body that monitors discrimination against women. Nicole Ameline, vice chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, says access to education is one area for improvement. She spoke to journalists in New York on Monday following her address to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly. "Women … [Read more...]

“Women as the way forward,” Michelle Bachelet, UN Women speaks at Davos

'Women as the Way Forward', Remarks by Ms. Bachelet at the World Economic Forum   Friday 27 January kicked off the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos, with a series of bilateral meetings with government representatives and business groups. UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet participated in the panel, “Women as the way forward,” the first public meeting in Davos focused on women’s leadership, and moderated by Nick Kristof, columnist for The New York Times, … [Read more...]

UNGEI, Africa – World Declaration on Education for All

World Declaration on Education for All Gender equality in education is a primary concern of the World Declaration on Education for All. Yet a significant number of girls who enter primary, secondary or higher education do not succeed in completing their studies. Many of them fail, are dismissed or drop out because of various problems they encounter. The educational environment in many African countries is simply not gender-responsive or gender-fair. This is just one of the … [Read more...]

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