Feb 292008
 

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Easter Monday, 24th March at 12 noon.

Join CND on the 50th anniversary of the first Aldermaston peace march, to protest at the continuing production of nuclear bombs at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston. Click here for more information about the Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp.

Nothing like a little fence climbing to work off all that Easter candy–now that is what we call rising up.

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Feb 292008
 

From UNIFEM:

Challenge Grant to End Violence against Women
UN Foundation to donate $1 for every signature to UNIFEM online campaign

Washington, DC/New York —The United Nations Foundation announced today its support for the “Say NO to Violence against Women” campaign. The Foundation will donate $1 for each of the first 100,000 signatures to the online campaign that is run by the UN Development Fund for Women, UNIFEM. The contributions will go to the UNIFEM-managed UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

“Recent UN research has demonstrated the shameful scope of violence against women around the world, where one in three women are subject to some form of coercion or abuse in their lifetimes,” said Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation. “To turn the tide on violence, the international community must work together to stand up for the human rights of women and that’s what UNIFEM’s ‘Say NO’ campaign does. It allows people everywhere to go on record and stand up for a world free of violence against women.”

“Thanks to this fantastic challenge grant, every signature will bolster our cause to make ending violence against women worldwide a top priority,” said UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman who champions the campaign. “What’s more, it will help provide critical resources for local initiatives that are supported through the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women — whether it is working to prevent human trafficking, assisting survivors of domestic violence or helping implement laws against rape.”

People can sign on to the campaign at www.sayNOtoviolence.org.

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Feb 282008
 

Million Women Rise:

The march will Assemble in Hyde Park at 12 noon (nearest tube station is Marble Arch) and then march to Trafalgar Square where there will be a rally from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Speakers at the rally include: survivors of gendered violence and representatives from national and campaigning organisations such as Southall Black Sisters, Women’s Aid, Fawcett Society, Women’s Institute, Women and Girls Network and the Rape Crisis Federation.

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Feb 272008
 

Amidst the usual carnage and atrocities that usually grace my morning inbox, I was hugely pleased to recently receive the following letter. When I read about projects like this, I truly believe that we can indeed change the world! If you would like to be included, please follow the link at the bottom of the letter.

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Dear Lucinda, my name is Betsy Sawyer, I am a middle school teacher in Groton, MA. I have been working with a group of students for almost 4 yrs. now on a wonderful peace project. We would like to tell you about it and hope that you may write to us and be included in our project. We recently received letters from Cathy Hoffman, Sayre Sheldon and Helen Caldicott. We have also heard from Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela along with hundreds of everyday people. We would be honored to include you in our project and hope you will respond. The name of our project is: Big Book: Pages for Peace.

I began an after school club called the Bookmakers and Dreamers club hoping to inspire middle school kids to write and design their own little books. I began with 7 students who initially challenged me to help them register with the Guinness World Book to break a record for building the biggest book in the world. When I returned the challenge to come up with a worthy topic for such a big book, they chose the topic of Peace – or more specifically, “What can kids do to help create a more peaceful world?” My students explained to me that as Bookmakers, they wanted to build a special book that other kids would be attracted to and really read. As Dreamers, they wanted to make a difference in the world and share thoughts and messages of peace with other people worldwide.

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Feb 272008
 

Press Release via PRWeb:

Three Days of Women’s Voices to Tell Your Daughters About: The Her Circle Ezine International Women’s Day Virtual Festival

Her Circle Ezine hosts its first International Women’s Day Virtual Festival. This global celebration of women’s creativity will land in cyberspace from March 7th to 9th, 2008. Anyone with a computer will be able to attend.

(PRWEB) February 24, 2008 — Now more than ever, the hopeful, wise, innovative voices of women in the literary and visual arts must be heard, and so they will be when Her Circle Ezine hosts its first International Women’s Day Virtual Festival. This global celebration of women’s creativity will land in cyberspace from March 7th to 9th, 2008.

Anyone with a computer will be able to experience the premiere of the One World Café Virtual Reading Series, featuring performances from six poets, and a special online engagement of the exhibition, “Full Circle: A Tribute to Women’s Diversity in Art” hosted by Pen & Brush, New York. Exclusive author interviews and a writer’s workshop with coach Waverly Fitzgerald will be specially featured.

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