Posts Tagged as ‘Women’

b-activists: Watch this vid – Michelle Obama gives good medicine on healthcare for women

Did you know that most insurance companies charge women a higher premium for medical insurance then they do men? First lady Michelle Obama does, and she has taken on the cause of healthcare reform on behalf of women and mothers around the country. In this video produced by the White House, Michelle Obama speaks as [...]

November 2, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: SHE wants you to think about menstruation. Period.

SHE (Sustainable Health Enterprises) has a video out in support of their new venture, she28, that seeks to mobilize women in developing countries to start their own businesses, making and selling sustainable, affordable and eco-friendly sanitary pads. Watch their animation on this: Find more info after the jump and join the campaign:

October 22, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Help women survive in still-dangerous Afghanistan

These days, we hear less about the situation in Iraq than we used to, and even less about the condition of Afghanistan. This might lead some to assume that things are improving. Activists, such as Brave New Films, remind us, however, that for Afghanis, life has worsened since the Taliban was defeated, and that those [...]

July 10, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Japanese video game says yes to raping women, Equality Now (and Breakthrough) say no way

… but unfortunately Japanese PC company Illusion, thinks otherwise. Their game “RapeLay” allows players to virtually commit sexual assault on women, from gang rape to stalking to forced abortions. While spokespeople for Illusion claim that “RapeLay” caters to the interests of the domestic market and does not sell their products overseas, the game has nevertheless [...]

May 13, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

b-day: Marjorie Sykes, champion of non-violence in India

Today’s Date:  May 11, 2009 Claim to Fame: Committed to the visions of Mohandas Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore, Sykes spent nearly 70 years in India carrying out their ideals of simplicity, peace, and basic education through active work. Did You Know? Aware of how important it was to communicate to the people she wanted to [...]

May 11, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

breakthrough beat: NEED FLOWERS FOR MOTHER’S DAY? – 10% off flowers and 10% donation to Breakthrough

All you last minute shoppers, you still have time to buy flowers for your mom, sister, aunt, best friend, first cousin- whoever makes your day. And with that, we still must think of the many women in immigrant detention that are separated from their children and families as a result of unfair immigration laws. Please [...]

May 5, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Writer Patricia Melton makes peace with Palestinian and Israeli women

Patricia Smith Melton is a woman after our own heart– she uses the internet for peace. She created Peace X Peace, a social networking site where women globally can Meet a Sister, Take Weekly Peace Actions (this week, it’s bring your own bags to the grocery store), and the Turning the Tables project, which says [...]

April 23, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-day: Wangari Maathai leads green movement in Africa

Today’s Date: April 1, 2009 Claim to Fame: Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her environmental activism through her Green Belt Movement.  This program was set up in 1977 and devoted to planting trees with female groups to prevent soil erosion as well as improve the [...]

April 1, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @act4humanrights: Take action for women!

While the United Nations has four departments that work towards womens’ rights and empowerment, a call has been put out there for a more cohesive entity that can perform faster, more effective change. Do your bit and act4humanrights. Take Action: Build a United Nations that really works for all women! http://tinyurl.com/c3ufqg Follow us on Twitter.

March 23, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Indu Shahani

Today’s Date: March 19, 2009 Best Known For: Her positions as the Sheriff of Mumbai and  president of Mumbai’s H.R College of Commerce and Economics. An active and outspoken speaker for the enhancement of education in India, Shahani has served on many committees and academic boards, and was the first Asian women to be invited [...]

March 19, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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