North Korea defector Yeomi Park is Taking Action!

“Kim Jong Un doesn’t like me at all,” says 21-year-old defector from North Korea Yeonmi Park captivated the audience with her remarkable story of survival trekking through the Gobi Desert “Kim Jong Un doesn’t like me at all,” said Yeonmi Park, a 21-year-old North Korean defector turned activist. Talk about an understatement. But this was just one lighthearted line during a moving, tearful discussion on the second night of the Women in the World Summit featuring the dynamic Park, LiNK … [Read more...]

Anti-Slavery Day celebrated, creating awareness OCT 18

People with slaves? They don't know how to behave, so let's demonstrate ... Anti Slavery Day 18 October 2014 What do you think when you hear Anti Slavery Day? That slavery is something of the past? It should be, yet it's still rife in many parts of the world. Slavery has existed almost as long as human beings themselves, having been recorded as far back as the fifth century BC. Many people were treated as dogs - locked in chains around their hands, feet and even their necks. … [Read more...]

Close the door on domestic slavery‏, Take Action!

There are at least 64.5 million domestic workers worldwide -- they are central to many people’s lives and help make houses into homes. Yet the people behind these numbers are also often invisible behind closed doors, allowing abuse and too often modern slavery. Unbelievably, in most countries those employed to care for children, prepare meals, and clean homes cannot count on many of the basic legal protections and benefits afforded to other workers, so when abuses occur they have nowhere to … [Read more...]

Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada

Trafficking of girls and women is illegal, a human rights violation and an extreme form of violence against women. The solutions to end sex trafficking of girls and women are intrinsically linked to all of our key priorities: helping women transition out of poverty; ending violence against women; building strong, resilient girls; and public education and advocacy. The Canadian Women's Foundation is investing nearly $2 million over three years to provide funding to organizations, conduct … [Read more...]

Black History Month celebrated in OCTOBER

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October. Negro History Week (1926) The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the … [Read more...]

Policy for domestic workers, ”a matter of urgency” says ILO

Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's, Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers worldwide: Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment … [Read more...]

Afro Peruvian Women – Remarkable!

The UN Information Centre (UNIC) Lima organized a presentation of the essay "Black Woman, slave resistance" by Zelmira Aguilar to commemorate the International Day Remembering Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Zelmira Aguilar cited the black woman as leading the fight to liberate mid-nineteenth century slaves. During her investigations, she uncovered achievements of black women during the time of slavery that were almost unimaginable, such as the reduction of working hours during … [Read more...]

Alice Seeley Harris – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is moved deeply as we Celebrate the Life of one of our world's brave women, a female photographer, a pioneer in our history, a woman with the courage to Take Action, using her talents to expose one our world's most horrific atrocities of all time, the Congo in the 1900's. Through her photography, some of the worst atrocities in our history were exposed; awakening the world to a secret nightmare; one that is still being fought today.       WOMAN … [Read more...]

Celebrating ‘creativity and courage’, against human trafficking

Business Leaders Award to Fight Human Trafficking Honoring Corporate Creativity and courage in the fight against Human Trafficking January 2013 - During the closing ceremony of the World Economic Forum last week in Davos, Switzerland, Tristan Forster - CEO of the ethical recruitment and management company FSI Worldwide - was awarded the Business Leaders Award to Fight Human Trafficking. The Award merits private sector individuals who show leadership in finding creative and … [Read more...]

Liberia celebrates 165 years of Independence – July 26, 2012

    Liberia Independence Day Liberia Independence Day – July 26, 2012 Liberia Independence Day is a Public Holiday in Liberia. The Independence Day is the day Celebrated by the country to mark its Freedom.   The Republic of Liberia is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Sierra Leone on the west, Guinea on the north and Côte d’Ivoire on the east. It covers an area of 111,369 km2and is home to about 3.7 million people. English is the official language, while over … [Read more...]

Women of our World, "Happy St. Patrick’s Day!"

  A Celebration of Women™ sends our blessings to the Women of our World, celebrating this day of St. Patrick. May the Luck of the Irish follow you always.....     March 17, 2012     Saint Patrick, who was to become the patron saint of Ireland, was born to wealthy parents around the year 385 AD. Although there is some controversy over the exact place of his birth it is said that he was born in either Scotland or Roman England. His given name at birth was Maewyn Succat; his … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Razia Bibi

A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of this yet another, amazing woman of dignity, humility, love and strength. Her challenges living through the floods of Pakistan, destroyed her house, leaving her family homeless and powerless. With her strength, she stood tall, dug her feet deep into the ground and started from scratch, never giving up. WOMAN of ACTION Razia Bibi "The food we received from WFP has been a big help in these months as we have … [Read more...]

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