Quotes to Live By
Quotes that should help you in your attitude and choices in your daily life.
"Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live," said 12 Years a Slave Director Steve McQueen, in dedicating the best movie Oscar to "all the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today." #stevemcqueen #12yearsaslave
Ben Horowitz is a Silicon Valley tech investor who views the current fight for women as morally akin to the 19th century movement to end slavery in the United States. He’s donating the proceeds from his new book The Hard Thing about Hard Things to the American Jewish World Service to support their efforts to help women fight for their basic rights throughout the world.
Malala Yousafzai and @Save the Children are partnering to help Syrian and Jordanian children return to education. Malala has been visiting Jordan with her father to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian children. Follow Malala Fund for updates and to support her goal of universal education. #malalayousafzai #education
Molly Melching is founder of Tostan, which has worked with hundreds of villages to get them to abandon female genital cutting (FGC). Today is the UN-recognized international day for zero tolerance of #FGC, and it's a particularly big day in Mali, where 14 neighborhoods are publicly announcing that they will no longer support FGC or child/forced marriage.
1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted in college, according to a report by the White House Council on Women and Girls. President Barack Obama announced a new task force to protect students from sexual assault and boosted federal agencies to hold schools accountable if they are not addressing problems. Read the report: www.whitehouse.go...
UN Women and the Government of the Netherlands convened with the Syrian women civil society members and activists in a two-day meeting to support women’s participation and voice in the Syrian peace process. The meeting ended with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks, urging all parties to transcend their differences to reach an agreement for a free, pluralistic and democratic Syria that respects human rights and equality between men and women.
Denmark’s government has announced additional funding of $3.7 million for UN Women, bringing Denmark’s overall 2013 contribution to approximately $10.6 million. Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Helveg Petersen explains why his country wants to strengthen UN Women’s role on women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Finland's government has pledged to contribute $18 million to UN Women in 2014, making it one of the top three donors to the organization's core budget. Finnish Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto explains why gender equality is an important priority.