World AIDS Day, 1 December 2014

World AIDS Day Message from UN Women’s Executive Director for World AIDS Day, 1 December 2014 The new UNAIDS report released for World AIDS Day calls on us all to take a fast-track approach over the next five years to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. UN Women is proud to be a partner in the collaborative fight against AIDS, and commends UNAIDS on the progress made through this concerted drive. Ending gender inequality is an essential prerequisite for the success of this effort. Ending … [Read more...]

Margaret Mead, ‘Never Underestimate … ‘

The cultural anthropologist and writer Margaret Mead (1901–78) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and raised near Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Her father was an economist at the University of Pennsylvania, her mother a feminist political activist. She studied at DePauw University, graduated from Barnard College in 1923; and from Columbia University, with a PhD in 1929. In 1925 she carried out undergraduate fieldwork in Polynesia. She later published the findings from her expeditions to … [Read more...]

WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD, Audrey Jolly MA

WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD A CREATIVE GROUP FOR WOMEN WHO WISH TO TRANSFORM THEIR FEARS INTO GOLD "You gain strength, courage and confidence in every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt Fear is, at its best, annoying and limiting…at its worst, crippling and debilitat-ing. When we bring our fears out of the dark into the light and re-shape them through our creativity, a magical thing happens. … [Read more...]

The Three Women: Maiden, Mother & Crone

Primavera (The Three Graces), Sandro Botticelli (c. 1482) present location Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy The Triple Goddess is the subject of much of the writing of Robert Graves, and has been adopted by many neo-pagans as one of their primary deities. The term triple goddess is infrequently used outside of Neo-paganism to instead refer to historical goddess triads and single goddesses of three forms or aspects. In common Neo-pagan usage the three female figures are frequently described as … [Read more...]

10 great Q&A sites for troubled teens

It isn’t always easy for teenagers to get help, no matter how desperately they need it. Even when they know where to turn to find the answers, asking the questions that get them there can be a challenge. Fortunately, the Internet offers some terrific resources for teens who are searching for advice. We’ve put together a list of 10 great Q&A sites for troubled teens: TeenCentral.net – Users can check out podcasts and SchoolTube videos, get advice on dealing with bullying and … [Read more...]

Tantric Way to Mind, Body and Spirit Satisfaction, Margo Anand

Loving yourself, doesn’t mean indulging yourself in frequent solitary sexual activity or other indulgences. It means to learn to trust yourself and listen to your inner self. To trust your inner guidance that is your heart. After all, if you don’t trust the messages from your heart, then how can you trust the heart of another? ANCIENT WISDOM - DOWNLOAD Love from another won’t make you feel whole if you feel empty inside. You will just find reasons why the person who offers you their heart, … [Read more...]

Is our world struggling to identify Gender Roles?

Is our world struggling to identify Gender Roles? A gender role is a set of social and behavioral norms that are generally considered appropriate for either a man or a woman in a social or interpersonal relationship. Gender roles vary widely between cultures and even in the same cultural tradition have differed over time and context. There are differences of opinion as to which observed differences in behavior and personality between genders are entirely due to innate personality of … [Read more...]

Catherine MacKinnon – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman, one that is devoting her life to ground-breaking solutions to one of our world's deepest subjects: Sexual Harassment and civil rights. Her life has contributed throughout the woman's movement in areas of prostitution and as global advisor on Gender Issues.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Catherine MacKinnon Will the word “Woman,” like the word “Jew” finally come to stand for a reality of abuse that cannot be … [Read more...]

Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  Borderline Personality   Do you have someone in your life that suffers behaviours that are completely out of control?  Do you have moments with this same person that are loving and heartwarming; then, twenty minutes later, this same person is threatening to kill you?  Does this person have moments of violent outbursts that make no sense to those around them?  Does this person cry at extremely inappropriate times with no reason for sadness that are apparent? The above … [Read more...]

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting – Tide is finally turning ‘against’ FGM

For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it does with a very intimate subject, FGM/C was often spoken of, if at all, only in whispers. Today the movement against it is open, public and highly visible. And FGM/C seems to be out in the open and on its way out. Farmers in remote villages in Mali are listening to radio talk shows debating the issue. Community groups in Senegal talk about it in terms of human rights. Islamic … [Read more...]

STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION: Saving the SAD Generation

MENTAL ILLNESS: Stigma and Discrimination CONTACT HERE Mental illness attracts less empathy and more distrust than other forms of illness. People may consciously or unconsciously blame the people with mental illness for their condition, implying a character flaw rather than a disorder. Another misconception is that mental illness is a "life sentence" with no chance of recovery. Some people believe that those with mental illness are unable to contribute to society: … [Read more...]

New Asia – Pacific report focuses on transgender persons

  Bangkok – A lack of targeted research on transgender persons in Asia and the Pacific is significantly hindering their access to health services and blocking effective responses to HIV, says a groundbreaking study released here today to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. In this region, where long marginalized sexual minorities are already bearing the brunt of the HIV epidemic, transgender persons are among the most socially ostracized, lacking fundamental … [Read more...]

Sharon Love, M.Ed. (Psychology), CEO – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of yet another trail blazer inside the Women of our World. This Powerhouse has managed to raise over 1,000,000 interested souls in her mission through the tools of social media, single handedly. Her Mission in this Lifetime works for the basic rights of life -  human rights, civil rights, sexual rights, life rights. A true pioneer in the Gay Communities, this WOMAN of ACTION™ speaks for herself below. WOMAN of ACTION™ … [Read more...]

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