Diane MacEachern: Women Leave Rio+20 Motivated to Galvanize Sustainability Around Family Planning and Reproductive Rights There is a direct correlation between access to voluntary family planning, women's empowerment and environmental sustainability. And though the official delegates to last week's "Earth Summit" tried to water it down, thousands of grassroots activists made it one of the biggest issues to rock Rio+20, as the event was also called. Why? Because ensuring that women have full reproductive rights creates one of the most desirable "two-fers" on the planet. Complete access to voluntary family planning is among the quickest, simplest, and most affordable ways to improve women's quality of life.
English - About us - Issues & Projects - Project: Putting Gender Equality Central Putting Gender Equality Central; a project to promote a gender and human rights perspective in WECF's activities In an effort to mainstream gender issues in WECF’s work and organisation, this year a project is executed to promote a gender and human rights perspective in WECF’s activities. Irene Dankelman, gender-environment expert from the Netherlands, has been asked to guide this process. Main aspects include the development of a gender policy and strategy for WECF, building on the experiences from partners and the secretariat so far. This strategy will be part of the overall strategy that WECF is developing for the period 2009-2014. WECF’s International Advisory Board will advice on the draft document during its meeting, September 2008.
Clock-o - Wall Clock by Raunak Narang I’m loving this chic, ultramodern wall clock by Raunak Narang!! Clock-o’s simple yet striking design reads like a continuous analog clock but actually processes time digitally. Its minimal LED digital display and seamless ring shape are, on one hand, breaking the stream of time, and on the other, reminding us of its continuity. Designer: Raunak Narang About International Women's Day 2014 - Glenda Stone re. Global IWD Arts This video was kindly provided by International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. 1908 Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women's oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. 1909 In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February.
CATALYTIC WOMEN Catalytic Women is a vibrant community of donors and social impact investors founded in San Francisco in 2011. We help busy professionals align money and values. Through events, education and online giving communities, we connect individuals to platforms for giving and investing, to communities of experts and other donors, and to recommended nonprofits and social enterprises. While our name recognizes women’s leadership in financial decisions, our community is absolutely open to women and men.
Mental Health Unite For Sight Mental Health Online Course Mental health issues are of critical importance to global health. Throughout the world, mental health problems are often misdiagnosed and misunderstood due to cultural beliefs and stigma. This online course discusses various mental health issues, and their impact on global health. This course is freely and publicly available. International Women's Day, 8 March "Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Comment: Mother India has badly let down generations of its daughters By Dr. Kailash Chand OBE The name of ‘Amanat’ or ‘Damini’ or ‘Nirbaya’, whose real name remains a mystery, may not ring many bells, but this 23-year-old physiotherapy intern whose aggravated rape and subsequent death has highlighted the issue of violence and rape against women in India will live on in the memories of many. What was done to the girl was so brutal even the doctors had to control their tears when asked about her condition.
Piri Reis and the Hapgood Hypotheses Piri Reis and the Hapgood Hypotheses From the archives of the Ottoman Empire an intriguing—and irresistible—mystery... Written by Paul F. Hoye and Paul Lunde In 1929, scholars working in the archives of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey's Topkapi Palace Museum made an exciting discovery: a section of an early 16th-century Ottoman map based in part, apparently, on an original chart drawn or used by Christopher Columbus and showing his historic discoveries in the New World. The map, signed by an Ottoman captain named Piri Reis, was dated 1513, just 21 years after Columbus discovered America. History of International Women's Day, 8 March Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity... If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior... If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women... Mahatma Gandhi
Don’t Just 'Lean In': 10 Ways Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders Should Take Action Now Standing almost a foot taller than most boys throughout my adolescence had at least one clear benefit: I’ve always been a girl’s girl. Whether bonding over shared passions, revealing our deepest secrets, or supporting each other through challenging times, I wouldn’t be who I am today without the amazing women in my life. Now the founder of a soon-to-launch tech startup called AMP, it’s no surprise that I’ve found myself at events hosted by Girls in Tech LA, Women 2.0 and Dell’s Women Empowerment Network.
'License To Pimp,' San Francisco Documentary, Sheds Light On Strip Club Corruption (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) SAN FRANCISCO -- While working on a film about the lives of sex workers, a San Francisco documentarian received a shocking letter from a colleague's 10-year-old niece: a schedule of the girl's fantasy life as a stripper. Filmmaker Hima B. was in the midst of filming her first documentary about the sex industry when she received the young girl's note. It included the following fascinating and horrifying schedule (misspellings included): 1.
THE TABLE OF THE NATIONS On the seeming springing forth of both the Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations from nowhere, Dr. Walter Emery, prof. Of Egyptology at the University of London, said: