Tag: Women

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June | United Nations

  19 June 2017 is the second annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. This day is observed by the United Nations to “raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June | United Nations

Forced Marriage Workshops, 4-5 May 2017 | ACRATH, Red Cross and CEWA

Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH), Catholic Education WA (CEWA) and the Red Cross have collaborated to present two training workshops in May on forced marriage.   The workshop on 4th May will be aimed at schools, whilst the 5th May workshop will be targeted to practitioners and others wanting to learn more… Continue Reading Forced Marriage Workshops, 4-5 May 2017 | ACRATH, Red Cross and CEWA

International Women’s Day, 8th March 2017

  Wednesday 8th March 2017 is International Women’s Day (IWD), a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity” (IWD website).   Today is not only an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in your own life and around… Continue Reading International Women’s Day, 8th March 2017

International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February | United Nations 

  The 11th February 2017 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is observed annually by the United Nations as an acknowledgement of the ongoing fight for equality for women and girls, and the importance of having more women working in Science.   From the United Nations website: Science and gender… Continue Reading International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February | United Nations 

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2017 | United Nations

The 6th February is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM. The 2017 theme is: “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.”   About FGM, from the United Nations: Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises… Continue Reading International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2017 | United Nations

Eliminating gender-based violence focus of 16-day campaign — World Council of Churches

01 December 2016 The days from 25 November to 10 December have been set aside for a campaign called “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.” The campaign began on United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and will run through Human Rights Day. The World Council of Churches (WCC), along… Continue Reading Eliminating gender-based violence focus of 16-day campaign — World Council of Churches

International Day of the Girl Child | 11 October 2016 | United Nations

October 11th 2016 is International Day of the Girl Child, a day designated by the United Nations for recognising “girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.”   This year, the theme for International Day of the Girl Child is “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls,” in line with the… Continue Reading International Day of the Girl Child | 11 October 2016 | United Nations

Fair Trade Fortnight, Friday 6 – Sunday 22 May: How you can get involved

  Friday 6th May marks the first day of 2016’s Fair Trade Fortnight, which, according to Fair Trade Australia and New Zealand is an annual, nationwide celebration of all things fair trade and the difference that choosing fair makes for millions of farmers and workers in developing countries.   Here’s some information about what Fair Trade… Continue Reading Fair Trade Fortnight, Friday 6 – Sunday 22 May: How you can get involved

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May

UNIVERSAL PRAYER INTENTION: Respect for Women   “That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.”     Achieving gender equality through the empowerment of women and girls is number five on the United Nations’ list of Sustainable Development Goals to… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May

The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Sreymom’s story – learning more, helping many

http://youtu.be/TtDx5Zawhqg Education and training have helped Sreymom transform from an inexperienced young midwife into a confident healthcare worker. Now she has the skills to provide vital healthcare, support and information to indigenous mothers and children in remote Northeast Cambodia. In the beautiful, remote Mondulkiri province of Northeast Cambodia the majority of the population is made… Continue Reading The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Sreymom’s story – learning more, helping many

Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

Today, 8th March 2016, is International Women’s Day (IWD), a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” which has been observed since the early 1900s (IWD website). This day also importantly marks a call for gender parity, which, according to the World Economic Forum in 2015, is not predicted to be achieved… Continue Reading Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Knowledge helps our children grow – Hum Noy’s story

http://youtu.be/2WqjrLnI-FQ Imagine not being able to communicate with the people closest to you, even your own mum. Living with an intellectual disability is challenging in any country, but it’s especially difficult when you come from a poor family in Laos. For eight-year-old Hum Noy, who was born with Down Syndrome, life was lonely and his… Continue Reading The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Knowledge helps our children grow – Hum Noy’s story

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