The Single Mum Status is so empowering … Zimbabwe

Every woman longs to be loved and to be cherished. But sometimes, life is not always the way she wants it to be especially when it comes to matters of the heart and this is why she finally opts for the 'single mother' status, which in my belief is so empowering. Sometimes she gets scared that she is not going to get it right and so compromises her position especially in meeting new love prospects... ... it can be empowering but also terribly lonely. Although society at times might … [Read more...]

“One Woman: A song for UN Women” – MARCH 8

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013 UN Women will launch “One Woman: A song for UN Women”, a 'musical celebration of women worldwide', featuring more than 20 artists from across the globe. As of today, behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production will be available at http://song.unwomen.org to count down toward the launch. On March 8, the site will feature the full song video and make the track available for download. “One Woman” calls for change and … [Read more...]

IWD Celebrations begin, The F-WORD is back in Toronto!

Nominated for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, The F Word gives voice to women's stories from all over the world. Written and directed by Telly award winner Jennifer Phillips, this is a giant step towards global Empowerment of Women. Inspired by the stories of real women around the world, this play encompasses the trials, tribulations, joy, pain, and the jubilation that women face. The F Word is a powerful chronicle of all things F***ed : fun, fierce, … [Read more...]

We-conomy is the future of our world, Invest in Women

The future of the world economy lies increasingly in female hands   “WHY can't a woman be more like a man?” mused Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady”. Future generations might ask why a man can't be more like a woman. In rich countries, girls now do better at school than boys, more women are getting university degrees than men are and females are filling most new jobs. Arguably, women are now the most powerful engine of global growth. In 1950 only one-third of American women of working … [Read more...]

Giselle Rufer Delance – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of this entrepreneur that 'followed her heart' and 'created her dream', allowing herself to rise above all obstacles to follow her own destiny. She devotes her life today, as an activist and a watchmaker in designs of time pieces dedicated to WOMEN.   WOMAN of ACTION™     Giselle Rufer Delance 'From my childhood I had the dream to create something very beautiful for women, something like an … [Read more...]

Africa and “sisterhoods” formed to provide a common voice to women

JOHANNESBURG, August 2012 (IRIN) - Boys learning new ideas of masculinity around campfires in rural Africa and “sisterhoods” formed to provide a common voice to women are starting to change attitudes about African women farmers, say the authors of a forthcoming book about gender and agriculture. But it will take many more such efforts to support women food producers, who make up 43 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries. In some countries, that number rises to 70 to 80 … [Read more...]

Nepal: Boosting entrepreneurship among poor rural women

Nepal: Boosting entrepreneurship among poor rural women Chitrakali Budhamagar began her career in 2003 collecting yarn made out of 'allo' (Himalayan nettle) and selling it in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. With the money she made selling yarn, she bought readymade garments to sell in her home village of Pyuthan, in the western part of the country. Born to a poor peasant family, Chitrakali had few other options. However, in 2005, opportunity knocked. She enrolled in a three-month … [Read more...]

‘Women’s Empowerment Is Central to Global Sustainability’

'Women’s Empowerment Is Central to Global Sustainability', Says New UN Report The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability released its report “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing,” on 30 January 2011 in Addis Ababa. The 22-member panel established by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2010 brought renowned global leaders together to “formulate a new blueprint for a sustainable future on a planet under increasing stress resulting … [Read more...]

Female education vital for all MDGs – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Nawal El Moutawakel

"Female education vital for all MDGs," says UN Goodwill Ambassador. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Nawal El Moutawakel   22 September 2010 – Growing up in Morocco in the 1960s and early 1970s United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Nawal El Moutawakel had personal experience of the ills that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) seek to eliminate. “I personally lived these difficulties… access to education, women’s empowerment, environmental protection, improvement in … [Read more...]

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