“Keeping Men and Boys safe” 2013, (IMD) – NOV 19

"Keeping Men and Boys safe" 2013, International Men's Day (IMD) - NOV 19 International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Speaking on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of IMD, "This is an excellent idea and would give … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Mufaro Chakabuda – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  is elated to Celebrate the Life of this visionary with the heart and soul of strength that enabled her to excel in the world of female entrepreneurs; winning a plethora of Awards; and as of 2010, Zimscholarships.com, a not for profit organization was founded by Mufaro. Zimscholarships is an organization dedicated to promoting Zimbabwe’s future, by giving scholarships to deserving Individuals in their undergraduate or Master’s Programs. ... and now is here to … [Read more...]

Zimbabwe, women with HIV leading change, claiming their rights

As a woman with deteriorating health due to HIV, Phillipa Marisa, 60, used to agonize over the legacy that she would leave her children. Since her husband’s death from AIDS she had become dispossessed from her property in Hopley Farm, Harare, faced discord within her family, and had fierce arguments with her in-laws. Yet she found support and solace in a programme that connects HIV-affected women with their property and inheritance rights, and with each other. “They taught us women to … [Read more...]

Economic and AIDS Crises in Zimbabwe Force Elderly Women ..

Economic and AIDS Crises in Zimbabwe Force Elderly Women to Live in Poverty FILABUSI, ZIMBABWE– Lydia Banda, 70, came to Zimbabwe from Zambia in the 1960s in search of a better life. As a young newlywed, she moved here with her husband, who had a better chance of getting a job in the region’s industrial hub. Banda never had any children, so when her husband died in 1998, she was on her own. But she says in Sindebele, the local language, that she did not despair because she and … [Read more...]

Women’s Empowerment – UNDP – JOBS for Women

Women’s Empowerment Women's empowerment and gender equality are one of the Millennium Development Goals and central to all other development efforts. UNDP works to promote achievement of these goals in all parts of its work, and also administers UNIFEM. We are now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments: UN Women: Gender and Mediation Training and Resources Development Expert External International Consultant Apply by Jul-17-11 New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Apply … [Read more...]

UNFPA – Momentum

  HIV Prevention Gains Momentum Success in Female Condom Programming Download PDF English This report examines a number of success stories in the fight against HIV. Examples come from countries such as Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Nigeria and the Caribbean region. These countries' governments, civil societies and the private sector have united to educate the public and to empower individuals, especially women, to insist on their right to protect their health through correct and … [Read more...]

UN Women Awards Nearly $1.5 million in Small Grants

    UN Women Awards Nearly $1.5 million in Small Grants towards Realizing Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS         United Nations, New York — UN Women, under the Fund for Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS, today announced approximately US$1.5 million in small grants to twenty grassroots and community-based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen women’s property and inheritance rights as a critical strategy for … [Read more...]

Women in Science – Celebrate 2011 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards!

  A Celebration of Women  is excited to share more Women Taking Action!        Outstanding Women Scientists to receive   2011 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards (3 March) and Fellowships (2 March)         Five exceptional women scientists, one from each continent, will receive the 2011 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards at a ceremony on 3 March at UNESCO Headquarters (Room I, 6.30 p.m.). The day before, on 2 March, 15 women post-doctoral researchers – three from each continent - will be … [Read more...]

UN backs efforts against gender-based violence in southern Africa

  UN backs efforts against gender-based violence in southern Africa    7 January 2011 – In an effort to help law enforcement agencies in southern Africa respond to gender-based violence effectively, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today that it has launched a handbook and a training curriculum to improve the capacity of national police forces in the region to combat the problem.   Through the UNODC-backed capacity-building initiative, the agency is working with … [Read more...]

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