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G&D This Day

# 006 - October 27, 2013

 

 



Malika Proulx-Oloko

Archive
# 005 - October 26, 2013
 
# 004 - October 25, 2013
 
# 003 - October 24, 2013
 
# 002 - October 23, 2013
 
# 001 - October 22, 2013

 

 

Quotes by Women Facts & Figures Sights & Sounds People


"It's the little things citizens do.
That's what will
make the difference.
My little thing
is planting trees.
"

Wangari Maathai
Kenyan environmental and Political activist;
2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner

Women are responsible for about 6 per cent of household food production in Asia and 75 per cent in Africa. - See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2661&ArticleID=8975#sthash.2JEAE7rE.dpuf
Women are responsible for about 6 per cent of household food production in Asia and 75 per cent in Africa. - See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2661&ArticleID=8975#sthash.2JEAE7rE.dpuf
Media Sector...

24%
Women increasingly participate in the media sector, and contribute to making the media more inclusive.
Yet only about 24 percent of the people interviewed, heard, seen or read about in mainstream broadcast

and print news are female.

16%
Only 16 percent of all stories focus specifically on women
in mainstream broadcast

and print news are female.

48%

Persistent gender stereotypes prevent a balanced and realistic portrayal of women, while media coverage continues to focus on men in most areas. Almost 48 percent of all news stories reinforce gender stereotypes, while 8 percent of news stories challenge gender stereotypes.





Melanne Verveer
2013 Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) Leadership Award
First Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues in the Obama Administration and currently Executive Director of the Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security ... Read More

 

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the first Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues in the Obama Administration and currentlyExecutive Director of the Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security, accepted the 2013 Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) Leadership award at the Climate Leadership Gala on May 22nd at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation , presented the award on behalf of Earth Day Network to Ambassador Verveer. - See more at: http://www.earthday.org/campaign/women-and-green-economy-wage#sthash.qhXvvrjX.dpuf

in memoriam
Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow
(stoned on 27 October 2008, at age 13)
... by a group of 50 men who stoned her to death in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu, Somalia, in front of around 1,000 spectators. She was accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law but, her father and other sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape
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Source: wikipedia.org - earthday.org Source: generoracaetnia.org.br Source: Stockolm ResilienceTV - Environment 2015 Source: amnesty.org - earthday.org

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