Posts with category: Women
November 21, 2014
adapted from an email sent by UN Women's Civil Society Section.
November 25 is the International Day to End Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign! As you may know, this year’s UN celebrations will take place under the theme "Orange Your Neighbourhood - End Violence against Women and Girls Now". The initiative led by the Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign focuses on local actions towards ending violence against women and girls, while using orange as the uniting colour of all advocacy efforts.
As part of the online campaign for the ...
- Posted at 2:20 p.m.
November 5, 2014
by Velta Upeslacis
While attending the 58th Commission on the Status of Women in March 2014, I learned about various NGO's and how they are contributing to women's empowerment both nationally and worldwide.
I recently attended a conference "Changing the Conversation" where the Rev. Mark Koenig , director of the was a prominent speaker. In a small group discussion, he told us about a bright, hand-woven luggage tag that he had which is sold by ECPAT-USA for a mere $12. ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) made a powerful impact on me when I learned about it at the ...
- Posted at 12:00 p.m.
November 4, 2014
From the UNiTE Say No to Violence against Women campaign:
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is just around the corner, and we have some action ideas on how to “Orange Your Neighbourhood” in 16 Days!
Download the UNiTE Campaign toolkit for the 16 Days of Activism.
#Orangeurhood in #16Days!
This year, the 16 Days of Activism and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November, occur shortly before the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which is one of the most comprehensive international agreement on women’s rights.
- Posted at 4:12 p.m.
August 13, 2014
In conjunction with Orange Days to end violence against women and girls, CongoSwim brings together Presbyterians and people of good will to witness and raise funds to
In solidarity with the Walk for Congo in Oakland, CA, I will walk 5k (a little over 3 miles) with family members in Cleveland Heights August 23rd. If you are in town and would like to walk with us, let me know. In support of my participation, please consider the below ways to support groups working for lasting peace and an end to violence against women and children in the Democratic Republic of ...
- Posted at 12:11 p.m.
August 12, 2014
By Max Hill
Today is International Youth Day 2014. The purpose this day is to raise awareness for youth living with mental health issues. The United Nations says the reason for this being the focus of this International Youth Day this year is, “Youth with mental health conditions can often experience stigma and discrimination, which in turn can lead to exclusion and/or discourage people from seeking help for fear of being negatively ‘labeled’.”
I see this issue as one that hits close to home for me. Growing up I had (and still have) many friends that live with mental ...
- Posted at 4:15 p.m.