Balkans struggle ~ Women suffer

A new UNHCR report reveals that over 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq are headed by women alone. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres paid a visit to Awah, who is raising her children on her own in Amman. Explore Woman Alone “Syrian refugee women are the glue holding together a broken society. Their strength is extraordinary, but they are struggling alone. Their voices are an appeal for help and protection which cannot be ignored.” Keep up … [Read more...]

Helen Clark, Floods in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Serbia

There is a pressing need in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to make rapid progress on meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people as a result of the disastrous floods in May, said UN development chief Helen Clark during her visit to Brussels for the international donor conference in support of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. After the devastating floods, a UN Team of Experts , which was deployed for the first time of history of Serbia, arrived in the country within 36 hours’ time. … [Read more...]

Celebrating ALL SAINTS DAY – NOV 1

All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, or The Feast of All Saints) is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. All Saints' Day is the second day of Hallowmas, and begins at sunrise on the 1st of November and finishes at sundown on the 1st of November. It is the day before All Souls' Day. In Western Christian … [Read more...]

Fran Drescher – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this amazing woman, one that has made a life of extracting the positive from any situation, to the degree that she describes herself as: "My whole life has been about changing negatives into positives." She is a leader in her community devoting much of her time raising the awareness of cancer that the need to find a cure.         WOMAN of ACTION™         Fran … [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...]

SERBIA – Women’s Empowerment Principles

Twelve CEOs from major companies have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles, at an event organized by UN Women and the UN Global Compact in Serbia on 7 March. The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Serbia, Boris Tadic, who voiced his support for the Principles. By signing the statement, the CEOs have committed the companies to transforming their corporate behavior and practices, and making gender equality and women’s empowerment … [Read more...]

Lorre White is Taking Action celebrating Royal Wedding!

A Celebration of Women is excited to share the work of one of our very own WOMEN of ACTION, Lorre White. As she is also The Luxury Guru of our world, we are excited to share some news that she is reporting. Lorre has just published details of the Pre-Dinner for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The following will share some exciting information. The Royal Wedding Pre-Dinner Prince Pavlos of Greece and Princess Marie Chantal of Greece arriving … [Read more...]

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