JAPAN celebrates new Prime Minister, Mari Yamaguchi

Japan Government  Profile  2012 Country name conventional long form: none conventional short form: Japan local long form: Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku local short form: Nihon/Nippon Government type a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy Capital name: Tokyo geographic coordinates: 35 41 N, 139 45 E time difference: UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) Administrative divisions 47 prefectures; Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, … [Read more...]

UN Women: What does this mean to YOU?

      Focus Areas All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.   Violence against Women This fundamental violation of women’s rights remains widespread, affecting all countries. Women need strong laws, backed by implementation and services for protection and prevention. Read more: Programme and Technical Assistance Policy and Normative Support … [Read more...]

PEPFAR – Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission

  PEPFAR Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Creating Better Health for Women, Children, and Families   March 08, 2011     This week, we celebrate International Women's Day. According to the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 15-44, and nearly 60 percent of the people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are women. Throughout the week, PEPFAR will be highlighting its work in addressing gender and the needs of women … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY – "liberty, equality, fraternity"

      International Women's Day "liberty, equality, fraternity"     International Women's Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that … [Read more...]

First Woman's Rights Convention began in Seneca Falls, New York – July 19, 1848

    The Seneca Falls Convention  Among the many important questions which have been brought before the public, there is none that more vitally affects the whole human family than that which is technically called Woman's Rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Address Delivered at the Seneca Falls Convention," July 19-20, 1848. Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921 On July 19, 1848, the First Woman's Rights Convention began in Seneca … [Read more...]

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