Celebrating, a Woman ‘to be’ in the White House

Hillary Clinton - WOMAN of ACTION™ run for President; that is the question. JANE PAULEY: If not you, who? Who is the viable woman of either party who could win a primary nomination in 2016, if not you? HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I think there are a number of qualified women who are holding office. "The last few days have offered vivid illustrations of why Hillary Clinton could decide not to run for president — and why, in the end, I believe she will. Example No. 1 is the … [Read more...]

AIDS/HIV, the Next Steps – Secretary Sebelius and Valerie Jarett

Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and AIDS. Since the Strategy’s release, scientific developments have advanced our understanding of how to best fight HIV. We now understand that to prevent long-term complications of HIV, treatment is recommended for all adults and … [Read more...]

White House Women’s Update: Happy Women’s History Month & VAWA!‏

White House Women’s Update: Happy Women’s History Month & VAWA Reauthorization Passes! Friends- We hope this message finds you well. Happy Women’s History Month! Today marks the beginning of a month dedicated to honoring the women who have made our country great and the moments that have defined this nation. Thursday was a great day for women across the country with the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passing in the House of Representatives, following the … [Read more...]

You Did It, Congo Peace is on the White House Agenda‏

The Maman Shujaa 'Hero Women' of Congo thank you and everyone who signed their petition calling for a special US presidential envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Your voices have made a difference. As Neema Namadamu toured the US this past fall, heralding a women-led peace movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she had a goal in sight: for her message to reach the White House. Thanks to your signatures on her Change.org petition, Neema's dream has become a … [Read more...]

Herb Sosa – MAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of a truly awakened male energy, a man that devotes his life to the betterment of others. Having served the public for over 20 years of Corporate and Not for Profit Leadership experience in areas of human rights providing leadership and support, targeting many facets including that of the lesbian-gay community.  Working diligently in the life of activism, this man has chaired, founded and continues to pay it forward as a … [Read more...]

Be a Part of the Next Four Years

New media allows us to connect and engage in a conversation. According to Pew Internet & American Life’s Health Online 2013 Report, “78% of those who posted a comment, story, or question about their health say that they did so to reach a general audience of friends or other internet users.” For many, it’s this conversation that draws them to online spaces and allows the opportunity to connect with larger networks. White House: Opportunities for a Conversation Yesterday, the White … [Read more...]

Save our Congo Sisters, ‘we call upon our global sisterhood to Take Action’

"We have had enough. We call upon our global sisterhood to take action. We will not be quiet until REAL Peace is upon us." ----Neema Namadamu, DRC On November 20th M23 rebels seized Goma, a major city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reigniting a war that has ravaged the region for 16 years. World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu and our community of 200 Congolese women who call themselves the Mama Shujaa ('Hero Women' in Swahili) are calling on you and women leaders at the White … [Read more...]

NORD >>>> ADVOCACY ALERT

» » » ADVOCACY ALERT « « «   November 2012 Dear NORD Members and Friends: You have an opportunity today to do something incredibly important to promote the development of life-saving therapies for people with rare diseases. Congress has just returned from its post-election recess. Now our nation is in a countdown to devastating budget cuts that will go into effect for NIH, FDA and other government agencies on January 1 if Congress doesn't Take Action to resolve the budget … [Read more...]

Saving Face Can’t Make You Safe – HIV and the AAPI Community

“Saving face can’t make you safe. “Talk about HIV—for me, for you, for everyone.” The slogan is reflective of how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders need to embrace the growing concern of HIV in our communities. Judging by recent activities the efforts to educate the community about HIV is having an impact. On May 19, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders gathered at more than 20 community events for the 8th Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. … [Read more...]

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day‏

Friday, March 16, 2012 White House Women and Girls Update:Women's History Month and International Women's Day   Friends - Last Thursday we celebrated International Women's Day, an opportunity for us to recognize the incredible achievements, passions, and dreams of women and girls across the world, and reflect on the road ahead. To mark the occasion, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the International Women of Courage Awards at the Department of State; Valerie … [Read more...]

White House Women and Girls Update: Happy Women’s History Month!

Friday,March 2, 2012 White House Women and Girls Update: March is Women's History Month   Happy Women's History Month! Yesterday, President Obama issued his official Women's History Month proclamation, where he reminds us that "during Women's History Month, we commemorate their struggles, celebrate centuries of progress, and reaffirm our steadfast commitment to the rights, security, and dignity of women in America and around the world." Throughout March, we look … [Read more...]

World Hepatitis Day 2011 – Whitehouse commemorates first Official Day!

Celebrating the FIRST INTERNATIONAL 'World Hepatitis Day' , this 2011, July 28th.   Today, I was honored to participate in a special White House event to commemorate the first official World Hepatitis Day. This event was one of many held across the United States and around the world for communities to join together and focus attention on the global health threat of viral hepatitis and promote actions to confront it. Worldwide, one in twelve persons are estimated to be living with … [Read more...]

Yemen’s Dangerous Hunger Crisis

Yemen’s Dangerous Hunger Crisis The embattled nation is struggling to find food and water while the world focuses on ending President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s violent campaign to keep power, writes Ellen Knickmeyer. In one of the cities at the center of Yemen’s revolution, tanks and soldiers of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’sloyalist forces occupy the main hospital, turning away the civilian sick and wounded, and using the hospital as a vantage point to shell residential neighborhoods at … [Read more...]

Dalai Lama And Obama Meet to Talk About Tibet

A Celebration of Women is elated to SHARE the following news, as stated in today's New York Times, for all the Women of our World .     WASHINGTON — President Obama met privately with the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, at the White House on Saturday, despite a warning from Beijing that the meeting would risk damaging relations between China and the United States. Reflecting the diplomatic sensitivity of the visit, the 44-minute meeting with the Dalai Lama — … [Read more...]

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