Sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women Mar 14-25, 2022

The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. This year’s theme is            Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs. Representatives of Member States, UN…

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International Women’s Day March 8

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. About International Women’s Day  International Women’s…

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World Day of Social Justice

What is World Day of Social Justice? The 20th of February is observed as World Day of Social Justice since 2009. An underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations is defined as Social Justice according to the official website of the United Nations Organization. The principles of Social Justice are upheld to promote gender…

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End Child Marriage in the United States

At the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley’s Empower Hour on February 5th, 2022, Sara Tasneem, MPA presented “Advocacy Efforts to End Child Marriage in the United States” Sara, a survivor of a forced child marriage, advocates against Child/Forced Marriage and violence against women and girls. Featured in Knots, A Forced Marriage Story, she volunteers as…

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Feb 11

The world needs science, and science needs women and girls. Women have led ground-breaking research into public health, vaccines, treatments and innovative technology, and been on the front lines of COVID-19 response as scientists, health care workers and more. Yet, the gender gap in science and technology holds women back. According to UNESCO’s forthcoming Science Report, only…

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030 Did You Know? UNFPA estimates there may be as many as 2 million cases of female genital mutilation by 2030 that would have otherwise been averted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021 alone, there are 4.16 million girls around the world, who are at risk of undergoing female…

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International Day of Education, Jan 24

Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality…

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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

  National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized each year on January 11th. In recognition of this important day, and throughout the month of January, Blue Campaign hosts several special events and educational activities. Why a Blue Heart? The Blue Heart represents the sadness of those who are trafficked, while reminding us of the cold-heartedness…

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International Human Rights Day

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to Human Rights Day is observed every year…

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