Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Interview with Deeyah Khan Award-winning Documentary Film Director and Music Producer

Photo courtesy of Deeyah Khan
‘Honour’ can be the most sought after, protected and prized asset that defines the status and reputation of a family within their community.  This burden weighs most heavily upon women’s behaviour. This collective sense of honour and shame has for centuries confined our movement, freedom of choice and restricted our autonomy. If you grow up in a community defined by these patriarchal concepts of honour and social structures, these are the parameters you are expected to live by. [read]

Monday, December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day: A Highlight & Awareness

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December 1st marks the key awareness day, World Aids Day, a day to highlight the status of  HIV and AIDS around the world. First launched in 1988, to alert the world that 2 out of 3 children who were living with HIV were not getting treatment. Today, thirty five million people are living with the virus. [read]

Monday, November 24, 2014

Women Who Were Assassinated For Their Convictions

November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a commemoration day highlighted by the United Nations General Assembly to honor the sacrifice of three sisters. This day not only highlights their remembrance, but is key to the  global recognition  of violence against women in different parts of the world. For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we realize women who were assassinated for their convictions. [view slideshow]

Monday, November 17, 2014

Take Action! Sign The Petition to Elevate Women's Equality Day to a Federal Holiday

Women For Action launched a campaign to petition political leaders to elevate August 26th, Women’s Equality Day to a federal holiday. Despite it’s forty-three year existence, it is dimly recognized. [read]

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Honor of American Military Women: Veterans Day

  • Did you know Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean) was a World War II defense worker? 
  • Did you know Mary McLeod Bethune, a renowned civil rights activist pressured the U.S. Army to let black women in the Women's Army Corps (WAC)? 
  • Did you know the first female rabbi to serve in the U.S. military was also one of the very first female rabbis ever in U.S. history? That was merely over 30 years ago! 

These are all very fascinating facts. Yet our feature slide show only covers a small portion of women's achievements in the U.S. military. Take a look! ►►