CEDAW, “General discussion on rural Women” (contribution call)

On the occasion of its 56th session, to be held in Geneva from 30 September to 18 October 2013, on 7 October 2013 the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold a half-day general discussion on rural women (article 14 of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women). The aim of the half-day general discussion is to commence the Committee’s process of elaborating a "General Recommendation on Rural Women". The purpose of the general … [Read more...]

Michaëlle Jean – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful example of a woman that can rise above extraordinary circumstance and achieve leadership at the top of her class. Throughout the life of this woman, her prevailing mission has been for the betterment of the lives of those around her, within her scope and beyond. Starting out in journalism, writing of the world moving through life to the highest of stations, this woman will always be celebrated at a human of … [Read more...]

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is held on 17 May every year. On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases. Following the international movement to commemorate the date every year as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a number of organizations in the UN have been marking 17 May with special events and awareness-raising campaigns. “My grades fell dramatically. I … [Read more...]

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, 17th Grant Cycle

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle (2012) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks — including non-governmental, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions — and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a … [Read more...]

NORD February 2011 eNEWS

  Forward this to a friend February 2011 eNews Countdown Begins to Rare Disease Day 2011 Across the nation and around the world, the rare disease community is preparing for Rare Disease Day 2011. To show your support, click on the countdown device to get a version that you can post on your website or blog. If you haven’t done so lately, be sure to visit the U.S. Rare Disease Day website and the global Rare Disease Day site to see what’s happening in the U.S. and around the … [Read more...]

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