AGM & Conference, Nov 7th-9th, 2014 in Toronto

"Our AGM & Conference Weekend is happening THIS WEEK November 7th-9th, 2014 in Toronto! DON'T MISS Sunday's Conference!!! Special guests include: Keynote Speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace. Kerr is presently the chief executive of anti-poverty agency ActionAid International in Johannesburg, South Africa, that works in almost 50 countries with a global staff of 2,800 people. Previously she was a policy director at Oxfam Canada and the executive director at the Association of Women’s … [Read more...]

Commission on the Status of Women, 10 to 21 March 2014

The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The CSW is instrumental in … [Read more...]

Social and economic justice‏, Marianne Williamson

Today we honor as a nation the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a day when all of us have the opportunity to remember the extraordinary difference one life can make. Around the country, there are those who are performing works of charity and national service to mark this day. But in truth, Dr. King was not simply about alleviating the pain and suffering of individuals; he worked to counter the huge political and economic forces that kept entire groups of people shackled by … [Read more...]

RAPE: Mali Sexual Assault Survivors – No Support, No Justice

Little support, no justice for Mali rape survivors GAO/BAMAKO, May 2013 (IRIN) - During the rebel takeover of northern Mali in April 2012, many women said they were subjected to rape or sexual assault. Since then, little or no support has come through for these women, say aid workers. Aminata Touré* was on her way to her uncle’s house in the city of Gao in June 2012 when she was stopped by two men on a motorbike. “I had no choice. They were armed and threatened to kill me,” she … [Read more...]

7 Days, 1 Billion Will Rise – A Video Message from Eve

    In 7 Days, 1 Billion Will Rise - A Video Message from Eve No matter where you are, in a week we will rise together as one. With the addition of Laos, Liberia, Monaco, and Palestine, we are now up to 197 countries and territories taking part in what will be the largest global day of action the world has ever seen. In seven days, starting in Samoa, the sun will rise on 14 February, kicking off 48 hours worldwide of striking, dancing, and rising. To send you into your … [Read more...]

Positive Change and Progress in the Status of Women

  THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE WORLD TODAY     Since the early days of the Industrial Revolution, women in Europe and North America have made considerable progress towards equality with men, although much remains still to be done. Of course, the industrialization of Western countries at first had not improved the status of women, but had degraded them even further by exploiting them and their children in factories as cheap labor. In the preceding relatively prosperous … [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...]

White House Women’s Update: Happy Mother’s Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012 White House Women's Update: Happy Mother's Day! Friends -- Happy Mother's Day to you and yours! Yesterday, the President released a presidential proclamation to celebrate the special role mothers play as cornerstones of our families and our communities, and on Thursday, First Lady, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a Mother's Day Tea for military families in the East Room of the White House and we hosted a Twitter Chat with the … [Read more...]

… a little bird told us: ‘WomenThrive.org is Taking Action !!!’

We thought you would like to know that Women Thrive Worldwide has posted to the group "Ending Gender Based Violence." In a post titled "Obama Administration Prioritizes Ending Violence Against Women," Women Thrive Worldwide wrote: *Since President Obama took office in 2009, his Administration has been making huge strides to ensure that ending violence against women and girls is a top priority—a first in U.S. history! We’re going to thank them by delivering an oversized, hand-written … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Phyllis Chesler, Phd.

A Celebration of Women is excited to Celebrate the Life of this amazing woman. A Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York, she is selected to be one of the featured Women of our World. This Woman may be one of the most devoted Activists on the Planet, as she has Founded more Associations, Foundations and has written more books than most. As criticized as this woman may be, we Celebrate her Life, for she Takes Action at every step of the way and stands for … [Read more...]

Religion, Politics and Gender Equality

Religion, Politics and Gender Equality Research and Policy Brief: 11 Code: RPB 11 Contrary to modernist predictions that religion would retreat into a private zone of worship and practice, recent decades have seen religion become increasingly salient on the political stage worldwide. Does this matter? From the point of view of women’s rights and gender equality, much is at stake. UNRISD research shows that politicized religion impinges on women’s rights in problematic ways. The … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet wins eNEWS, Newsmaker of the Decade Award

Newsmaker of the Decade Award "I am especially pleased to be here with so many outstanding leaders, who have brought attention to issues that otherwise might go unnoticed. You offer inspiration to all of us seeking to empower those who are most vulnerable. As the first head of UN Women, I have pledged to champion the rights of women and girls in all of these areas — including ending violence against women and girls and promoting their leadership in all fields. In creating UN Women, … [Read more...]

The STIGMA must Stop with HIV/AIDS

It is a Civil Right to Live Free from Discrimination on the Basis of HIV/AIDS Status When the Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr., signed the Justice Department’s operational plan (PDF 354 KB) for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, he underscored the Department’s leadership role in eradicating discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS. The Civil Rights Division has significant enforcement authority over the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the … [Read more...]

MOTHER'S DAY, honor her with with a truly meaningful gift‏ !

Sunday May 8 is Mother’s Day, an occasion to take a moment from our daily routines and acknowledge the importance of those special, inspiring women in our lives. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, teacher, lover, or roommate, choose to celebrate them with a special hand-written and mailed or emailed Mother’s Day card from the International Women’s Health Coalition. With each card you send, you are supporting a global movement of women who are working to make pregnancy … [Read more...]

MOTHER’S DAY, honor her with with a truly meaningful gift‏ !

Sunday May 8 is Mother’s Day, an occasion to take a moment from our daily routines and acknowledge the importance of those special, inspiring women in our lives. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, teacher, lover, or roommate, choose to celebrate them with a special hand-written and mailed or emailed Mother’s Day card from the International Women’s Health Coalition. With each card you send, you are supporting a global movement of women who are working to make pregnancy … [Read more...]

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