Women’s Medicine, Kay Cordell Whitaker

In the Hetakas’ tradition they describe many things in their lives as a circle. When looking at themselves as individuals, their lives, family, their village, even their whole culture they symbolize them as a circle with the feminine at the center. When Kay went through a long apprenticeship with Chea about Women’s Medicine, Chea guided her to see that the main reason our society, is so far out of balance is because in our modern world men have not only thrown the women out of the center of … [Read more...]

Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman born equal to all women, married into royalty, mother of three that devotes her energy through her efforts in micro finance through Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), helping Ethnic Minority Women’s for the betterment of all women.         WOMAN of ACTION™     Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti     Bill Harwood will open by stating: " Maxima is a wonder of … [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...]

LaPaz – BOLIVIA, Rural Women are Taking Action!

This month, I was on a design mission for ASAP-ACCESOS programme in Bolivia, and I got the chance to participate in a meeting of rural women that the IFAD country office organized in La Paz on March 15th, in collaboration with FAO, WFP, UNIDO, UN-WOMEN and PRAIA. The objective of the one-day event was to share, disseminate and replicate successful experiences of Bolivian women. Almost 80 participants came to present their managerial experiences that resulted in economic returns, to describe … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet stepping down as UN Women’s chief

United Nations: UN Women's chief Michelle Bachelet has decided to step down, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement issued at United Nations. "Michelle Bachelet has informed me of her intention to step down as executive director of UN Women," Ban said in the statement issued by his spokesman. Bachelet, a former Chilean president, is the first UN under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, which was established on July 2, 2010 by the UN General … [Read more...]

Ecuador, woman celebrating WFP project for women!

Our Information Officer in Ecuador, Gabriela Malo, did not expect that a phone call to Beatriz Caces to hear her story about the positive impact a WFP project was having on her and other women selling their vegetables to the school meals programme, would establish a link between them, in spite of living 200 kilometres apart. QUITO --I got Beatriz Caces’ phone number from the WFP sub office in Carchi. When I called her from the Country Office in Quito a while ago, I wanted to get in touch with … [Read more...]

Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue

Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue Many countries have ratified ILO conventions on maternity protection, but pregnant women still face workplace discrimination. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), the ILO publishes guidelines on how to implement maternity protection policies. GENEVA (ILO News) – Six months into her pregnancy, it was becoming increasingly difficult for Liani* to endure hours of standing at her … [Read more...]

Andes Woman, Professor Luz Gomez Pando is Taking Action

For centuries, quinoa and amaranth have been cultivated in the High Andes of Peru. These highly nutritious cereals were even consumed by the Incas. Today, demand for these products is on the increase in places like North America, Japan and in European countries. Plant breeder, Professor Luz Gomez Pando, is trying to develop new varieties of quinoa and amaranth that have a higher yield and are more nutritious. She is using a nuclear technique in her work, which uses radiation to … [Read more...]

Maria da Penha – WOMAN of ACTION™ 

  A Celebration of Women™  is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse that rose above extraordinary circumstances involving unheard of levels of violence, domestically. Today, this powerhouse works to help other women to regain dignity, safety and rise of domestic violence. Because her experience and sufferings, an actual law was enacted in Brazil under the symbolic name “Maria da Penha Law on Domestic and Family Violence.”     WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Susana E. de Pereda – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is excited to Celebrate the Life of this awakened soul, a woman that has walked the walk and is now here to help the Women of our World do the same, Awaken to the truth that YES WE CAN, make a Difference! Her motto in life is: "To Unite Everyone in Our Planet with LOVE"     WOMAN of ACTION™   Susana E. de Pereda My Vision, Purpose and Goals in my life is to empower Men and Women Worldwide to become more assertive and aware that we are … [Read more...]

UN Youth Champion Visited Lima

UN Youth Champion, Monique Coleman After touring the world during six months as UN Youth Champion, Monique Coleman arrived in South America, for the last leg of the most successful trip to convey the values of the United Nations to youngsters from different continents, in the framework of the International Year of Youth. Three days, from 13 to 15 July, seemed little for the number of activities carried out by Monique in Lima, but she proved to have the zest and the energy required for this … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Should Be About Life — Not Death‏

In Canada, when a woman finds out she's pregnant, death is the last thing on her mind. She knows that doctors and hospitals with resources to help with any kind of complication are just a phone call away. But for more than 500,000 women every year, pregnancy becomes a death sentence. For most of these women, there is absolutely no medical reason they should die. This is the 21st century. We have the technologies to handle emergencies during pregnancy and childbirth. The fact that so many women … [Read more...]

Guatemala: Women to the forefront in agriculture

Guatemala: Women to the forefront in agriculture Amanda is a Guatemalan farmer and founder of the Civil Association for the Integral Development of Active Rural Women (Asociación Civil de Desarrollo Integral de Mujeres Activas Rurales - ACDIMAR). This P4P association is formed exclusively by women. Amanda Lopez is a 56 year-old woman who lives and works on the Pacific coastal plain in Guatemala. She is a farmer and founder of the Civil Association for the Integral (Asociación Civil de … [Read more...]

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