UN Population & Gender

UN Population & Gender

Indra Nooyi

Build Leadership for Women Leaders

Build Leadership for Women Leaders“A woman is like a tea bag, you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt.

International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 every year. I would like to write a few words on building women leaders as a mark of respect to women.…
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Sonia Gandhi1

An Honor to be a Woman in India

An Honor to be a Woman in India“The man, who was born to a woman and doesn’t respect a woman, has no right to live in this world.” – Prof. M.S.Rao.

Dear leaders,

It is an honor to share some thoughts on women who constitute approximately half of the Indian population. You are the force behind India! You are the power of India!…
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Women day

Women’s Day

Women's Day

I’m a painter who only paints the portraits of women!
I’ve a portrait of:
A woman who miles away, bare-footed under the blazing sun, walks
And fetches the drinking water from a polluted pond!
A woman pregnant who taking rest instead,
Toils with men and feed her poor family;
A woman who in the morning is raped by her master
And in the night manhandled by the drunk husband
But raises voice never, since she has been taught
The husband is the mini-god while the master, the godfather!…
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Combat Child Labor

Combat Child LaborTurn Rhetoric into Action to Combat Child Labor..

“My Christmas shopping seems to have not cost as much this year”, I overhear a middle-aged lady tell her friend as she leaves the ‘cheap and cheerful’ British clothing chain Primark laden with bags and boxes. With dresses for sale for £8, jumpers costing as little as £4 and jeans being snatched up for a mere £10, it is little wonder people are choosing to do their Christmas shopping at the likes of Primark.…
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Maternal Health in Kenya

Scandal of Pregnancy Mortality

Scandal of Pregnancy MortalityThe “scandal” surrounding child-birth deaths. Who is letting women and our future generations down?

The joy a woman feels when she first finds out she is pregnant is quickly surpassed by natural feelings of apprehension. Not only about the prospect of looking after a helpless, newborn baby, but more so,  fear about the birth, with one morbidly frightening question lying deep in an expectant mothers overactive imagination, “will I die during labor?
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Will the UNs influence ever deter Chinas coercive one child policy I

UN Influence, in Retracting Inequitable Laws, and China

UN Influence, in Retracting Inequitable Laws, and ChinaOver the past decade China has implemented and promoted some highly progressive and commendable policies, which can be seen as a pragmatic response to China’s cooperation with the United Nations. An expansion in community-based methadone therapy and needle exchange program, showed China’s dedication to being in accordance with human-centered principles. Most recently was China’s announcement that it is to lift the ban on restricting HIV positive travelers into the country, which particularly provides recognition of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) dedication to promoting “equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family” as being “the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”.…
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Stop AIDS

Holistic Approach to HIV/AIDS Vulnerable Groups

Holistic Approach to HIV/AIDS Vulnerable GroupsThe scale of the HIV and AIDS epidemic exceeded expectations since it was identified 20 years ago. Globally, an estimated 36 million people are currently living with HIV, and some 20 million people have already died, with the worst of the epidemic centered on sub-Saharan Africa. But just as the spread of HIV has been greater than predicted, so too has been its impact on social capital, population structure and economic growth.…
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Combat HIV AIDS

Caribbean Media Combat HIV/AIDS

Caribbean Media Combat HIV/AIDSIt is widely accepted that one of the most effective ways to respond positively to HIV/AIDS and ensure behavior change is through the acceptance and dissemination of accurate information. It is also widely accepted that the broadcast industry is poised to be the leader in this exercise through the power of its reach and influence.…
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Caribbean Strides to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Caribbean Strides to Prevent HIV/AIDSLorna Hamilton Henry is an HIV and AIDS activist in the Caribbean. She is also very open about her HIV status and advocates for and behalf of all persons living with HIV. Lorna is also the mother of two healthy children, but as she reminds everyone, an HIV mother giving birth in the Caribbean is treated much differently than expectant mothers who are not living with the disease.…
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