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[7 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
UN Women to Celebrate Peace with Jody Williams, Queen Noor

Anna Birgis Hannesson
Iceland
I founded Women for Peace with Dr. Helene Yousfi from Algeria while I was serving as president of the United Nations Delegation Women’s Club, made up of about 140 ambassadors’ wives, Deputy Permanent  Representatives (DPRs), and various New Yorkers with UN connections. We believe that being at the United Nations as wives of ambassadors and DPRs, we can speak out for women all over the world. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, wife of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, serves as patron of the organization. The …

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[26 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Let’s Build the Future with Our Hearts Together

Lesley Pocock
Australia
To fellow citizens of planet earth, We have evolved to the point where we are the universe contemplating the universe, yet at the same time we have all but destroyed our only vehicle into the future – planet earth. The true path of civilisation lies beyond wars and greed which is non-history; beyond individual ownership and to a genuine sharing of all planetary resources, not just with the members of our current generations of humans – but with humans across time and space.
It has not started yet, our real …

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[9 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Future Looks Bright for Women

Eman Mohammed
Gaza
For the past few decades, the world locally and internationally has victimized women. Although they didn’t ask for or choose that victim role, they were blamed for it anyway and cut off from most their rights.
This oppression continued and went farther by stopping women from getting education, work, ambitions, opinions, and dreams. The goal was to erase the women’s personalities and replace them with the form that others chose instead.
However, the magic was reversed on the magician when women started to talk back and rebel against these unfair, man-made …

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[6 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
To the Women of the World

Dr. V. Mohini Giri
India
International Woman’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
As modern women, we are all aware of the right to fashion, the right to work, the right to have equal participation in life, and the right to the highest and best education in the world. But on Women’s Day, today, it is imperative to delve into the more refined rights of women and remind ourselves of the legislations and …