NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY, June 8

June 8 celebrates National Best Friends Day, a day to honor that one special person you call your “best friend”. It is a time to show them how much you appreciate them, how special and important they are to you and how you cherish their friendship. “Best friends share extremely strong interpersonal ties with each other.” (WEWednesdays!) Friendship Day was originally promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, intended to be 2 August and a day when people … [Read more...]

Handbook: How to Manage Gender-Responsive Evaluation (2022)

UN Women Handbook: How to Manage Gender-Responsive Evaluation (2022) Gender-responsive evaluation is a priority area for UN Women and serves three key purposes: To demonstrate accountability to stakeholders; To provide credible and reliable evidence for decision-making; and To contribute important lessons learned about normative, operational, and coordination work. With the aim of continuing to strengthen and support the evaluation function, the UN Women Independent Evaluation … [Read more...]

Career Strategies for Women: 4 Tips for Success

Becoming successful at what you do is no easy task. The journey can be twice as hard if you're a woman seeking to climb the career ladder in a male-dominated business world. There’s no straightforward formula for achieving success in your career. But it's essential to have your own strategy based on your career demands and goals. Developing your success strategy on tried and tested principles can make the process a little more manageable. Here are four success tips for career women. 1. Focus … [Read more...]

Gender Violence Addressed in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq – The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) has established a partnership with UN Women and UNFPA to improve the safety, protection and well-being of women and girl survivors of gender-based violence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Building on existing structures and ongoing gender mainstreaming efforts, the new partnership will contribute to increasing access to quality gender-based violence protection services, such as mental health and psychosocial support, … [Read more...]

National DNA Day celebrated April 25

National DNA Day is celebrated on April 25, 2022. Although this holiday was declared as one-time observance, it is still celebrated annually. DNA Day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. It celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible. In the United States, DNA Day was first … [Read more...]

World Book Day, April 23

CELEBRATE READING FOR PLEASURE! Packed with TEACHING RESOURCES, INFORMATION, IDEAS and INSPIRATION as well as amazing COMPETITIONS you’ll find everything here to encourage and celebrate reading for pleasure for all ages, all year round. WORLD BOOK DAY is celebrated April 23. World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural … [Read more...]

National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-26

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. This year RESOLVE is urging the infertility community to spread the message “You are not alone.” Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age and can be a very isolating disease to face. Just hearing “You are not alone” can help in so many ways. To participate in … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Biotech

Biotechnology is the integration of natural science and organisms, cells, parts thereof, and molecular analogues for products and services, as per the European Federation of Biotechnology. At its simplest, biotechnology is technology based on biology - biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for more than 6,000 years to … [Read more...]

Karima Bennoune – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this female activist of Human Rights, a learned powerhouse that has taken on the world by storm, author, philanthropist, woman. Experiencing childhood in Algeria then moving to California for further study with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, this brave soul has taken on the legacy of her father in making a life of speaking out against fundamentalism and terrorism.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Wilma Mankiller – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this embodiment of spirit, a woman that has devoted her life to the betterment of others. Born of Cherokee heritage, this woman has gone to far reaching lengths to empower the people of her birth. We are elated to pay this Tribute to such an amazing powerhouse of a woman!   WOMAN of ACTION™     Wilma Mankiller "We are a revitalized tribe. After every major upheaval, we have been able to … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Leaders in Biblical Times

Honoring Women's History Month, we celebrate women in roles as Women in Ministry. While people still debate what Paul meant in a few passages, there is strong evidence throughout Scripture that God intended women to take a leadership role. Here are 10 examples of Women Leaders in Biblical Times: 1. Judge - Deborah Judges 4 and 5 tell of the great leader Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, who dwelt under the Deborah-palm between Ramah (er Rm: see at Joshua 18:25) and Bethel … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Inventors

In Honor of Women's History Month Female inventors have played a large role in U.S. history, but haven’t always received credit for their work. Besides the fact that their contributions have sometimes been downplayed over overlooked; particularly women of color have historically had fewer resources to apply for U.S. patents and market their inventions. Enjoy, as this list celebrates a handful of truly life changing inventions for our world created by Women that you may not know: Feeding … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Educators

Women Educators Looking back throughout history, there have been many women educators who have made significant contribution to the field. The nineteenth century saw major advances in educational opportunities for women and girls, from the common school movement in the early part of the century to multiple opportunities in higher education at the century's close. In the 1800s, women began to play central roles in education - as teachers. The selection below is only a handful of amazing … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Sociology, Past & Present

Women Sociologists of Twentieth and Twenty-first Century: Their Contributions in the Field of Sociology We are sharing this information to celebrate the contributions of ten women sociologists, and how they had made their place in the male-dominated academic sphere. It’s important to take a look at the eminent women sociologists who played roles as important as their male counterparts but have been constantly overshadowed by them. The women scholars of Sociology have historically gained … [Read more...]

5 Historical Facts about the Women’s March

The Women's March on Washington was a historical event. The protests were the most significant mass electoral participation in U.S. history. This has not been forgotten. Some readers may agree with the Women's March, while others disagree. Regardless, it is essential to know that women and other minorities have struggled to gain equality for centuries - even to reclaim simple aspects of their identities. This article has outlined some interesting historical facts regarding the Women's … [Read more...]

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