Ann Lesley Cotton – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman, one female soul that sold bake goods to make her dream into a reality.  After visiting a part of our world where she experienced a reality whereby girls were commonplace only in lower school, and once secondary education became a requirement, more than half of the girls vanished.   Her investigations told her that this fact was not due to her first thought, that girls stayed home to work the fields, care for the … [Read more...]

FYR Macedonia – Writing women into the budget

The government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has taken a vital step towards gender equality by adopting its first strategy on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB). Although gender-responsive budgeting has led to the growth of separate programmes and micro-projects for women, this project takes a more inclusive approach. The five-year plan will ensure that, across government agencies, gender gaps and inequality in policies, plans, programmes and budgets are broadly addressed and … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet, UN Women – 'Empowering Women Worldwide'

Empowering Women Worldwide   Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Luncheon, New York, on 28th April 2011.   "Thank you. It is a great pleasure for me to be here. I realize that all of you will have much to say about women’s empowerment and women’s leadership, based on your experience in different walks of life — whether the academy, the corporate sector or international … [Read more...]

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