Women’s Voices and the Cry for Peace

Conference CSW60 14-24 UN Headquarters, New York

Parallel Event: Amplifying Women’s Voices for Peace and Rights during Conflict: Experiences from OPT and Yemen 

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Time: 16:30p.m — 18:00p.m

Date: 17/03/2016

Location: Thai Cultural Center (TCC), Room 2.

Organisers: Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) & Partners 

  1. Women in Palestine are faced with the reality of the harsh occupation.
  2. Adoption of the 1525 resolution was necessary for Peace
  3. Available resources that were allocated by the government, NGOs, et cetera.

For security and safety reasons, we could not film or take pictures of the presenters.

8th March-International Women’s Day: The journey so far

What then is feminism?

We continue to declare our capability to be all accomplished by ourselves,

never possess the thought for any man to save us.

We sojourn in agony, poisoned by the fear of being all alone by

trading in our strength of becoming independent.

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What then is friendship?

For some moments,

everything seems

to be fine for all until betrayal slips in.

 

What then is motherhood?

A stillbirth, ready to depart willingly,

never a single thought

for the poor mother.

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What then is love?

So unstable, so restless,

forever on the move,

like a truck.

(Claire Ayelotan: excerpt from THE NAIVE PORTRAITURE OF EVERYTHING

©2013)

 

Where Two or Three People Are Gathered….

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Where Two or Three People Are Gathered….by Princess Ayelotan, is a collection of short stories addressing issues affecting women. Available for purchase on iTunes/iBooks store.

The Society of Men

“No woman can devote herself exclusively to the society of men without losing some of the best and sweetest characteristics of her sex. The conversation of men of the world and men of gallantry gives insensibly a taint to the mind; the unceasing language of adulation and admiration intoxicates the head and perverts the heart.”

Anna Jameson

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a NGO with a remarkable difference. It has branches worldwide, with its representatives making tremendous efforts to tackling gender-related issues, violence against women, disarmament, et cetera.

Don’t hesitate too long before joining the winning team. Just click on the link and become part of dynamic movers.

What you get

I wonder how many times you’ve tried to be perfect. You want to be the best. You’d spent nearly your income to get the best clothing yet you don’t fit in it.

Is this about purchasing new stuff or about you sorting out why things are going the way they are for you?

Perfection comes when you get to a stage where you knew you’ve done your best. Perfection does not come to any woman who’s so lazy, who feels she only need to do little in order to get more, who runs away from sacrificing her comfort zone to attain successes.

Think of Oprah Winfrey, or Tina Turner, or Michele Obama, or late Wangari Maathai, of whom else? These women do not and did not think their clothing will get them the perfection.  They worked and are still striving to bring awareness to their troubling societies.

What about you? Are you a woman for nothing? Are you sitting there and envying other women who are climbing the glorious masculine ladders when you’re supposed to be doing everything to join them?

 

URGENT UPDATE; The Level of Sadism

Dear Member,

In our previous post; THE LEVEL OF SADISM dated 23rd August 2009, we focused on Jasmine Fiore’s death and the primary suspect, her ex-husband, Ryan Alexander Jenkins, who was thought to have fled the US to Canada.

Then we’d promised to bring you detailed update about the outcome.

On 23rd August, 2009, which coincidentally was the same day we posted this incident, Ryan Alexander Jenkins was found dead in Thunder Bird motel room in Hope, the community east of Chilliwack.

It was concluded to be apparent suicide as he used his own belt to take his life.  Thus the case of Jasmine Fiore was left aside and perhaps forgotten.

Does this means that Jenkins had paid for his action by taking his own life? Or was it out of shame he did this?

It was thought Jenkins was too ashamed for killing his ex-wife and he could not bear the consequences, thus resulting in suicide. We believed Jenkins was a coward.

No matter what happened to Jenkins, we the HELP THE PUNCHING BAG team is more concerned about the tragic loss of Jasmine Fiore’s life.

Today, she’d be alive, busy with her job, smiling as usual and trying to make life better for her world.

But today, Jasmine is gone! We don’t want to forget her because we believe her memory will help us to warn other women out there of the danger in quick marriage and influences.

Help us today to keep on spreading the word. No woman deserves death by domestic violence. We don’t want the burial of another woman, which may come as result of violence and abuse.

No woman is a punching bag.

Every woman on planet earth deserves the right to liberty, to love, to freedom of expression and to the best of life.  

Many thanks

HELP THE PUNCHING BAG Team