UN Recognize. You are preaching to the choir but now maybe EVERYONE will realize. You can’t hold us back.
New York, US – The Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Ms. Michelle Bachelet, has said sustainable development will not be achieved without empowering women. In a statement she made available to PANA in New York, Ms. Bachelet therefore said the importance of their (women) participation must be reflected in all aspects of the outcome document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
‘We cannot afford to leave women marginalized. This is not sustainable. This social exclusion of women is not only hurting women, it is hurting all of us.
‘The outcome document must highlight women’s roles throughout the entire text, as their participation permeates all aspects of sustainable development, including agriculture, education, environmental management and decision-making, among others.
‘Women’s contribution should not just be as an isolated paragraph in the text but should be mainstreamed in all the aspects of it,’ she said.
The UN official also emphasized actions that world leaders must undertake to fully integrate women into societies so they could contribute and benefit from sustainable development.
In case you missed it last week!
I have so much respect for Ty Ty for doing this. What a great thing. Makes mai saturday all happy knowing people are making a difference.
Tyra Banks Sets an ExampleBy ERIC WILSON
Standing in the rain near the site of a new building on Avenue D that will eventually house the Lower Eastside Girls Club, a group of young girls on Tuesday afternoon greeted Tyra Banks by practicing one of her signature moves, the “smize.” As anyone who has watched “America’s Next Top Model” knows, that is smiling with your eyes.
Two of them also showed Ms. Banks a new move, the “smize handshake.” They raised their eyebrows repeatedly while smizing, a move that suggested a lot of confidence, given the presence of the master.
That is the kind of interaction Ms. Banks is hoping will become commonplace in the new building, where, when it opens next year, she will maintain an office. Giving a tour of the building to board members of the organization, she pointed out a glass-walled office on the third floor, which is to be the headquarters of a leadership development center, called the Tyra Banks TZONE at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. (The building will also include a bakery, studio space, a wellness center and a planetarium within its 30,000 square feet.)
At the center, Ms. Banks announced that she is reviving the TZONE concept, which began in 1999 as a series of summer camps to build self-esteem among young girls, with the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Since she completed a Harvard University executive-education program in February, Ms. Banks has been focusing her business plans on ventures aimed at empowering young women and supporting female entrepreneurs.
“My dream was to have a place that was brick and mortar, where they could build on that experience all the time,” she said. “The real impact is to have consistency, as opposed to an excursion.”
By working out of the center, Ms. Banks, who has also been vocal about broadening the perception of beauty within the fashion and modeling industries, hopes to lead by example. In addition to working directly with the girls and young women who use the center, she will be doing her routine work among them.
“What I don’t want to be is Tyra, the ‘celebrity girl,’ coming here and the girls being excited when they see me,” she said. “I want them to be numb to me. I can do normal work here and they can see me, to know that this is what a business is. It’s not about living on a red carpet. I am a businesswoman who goes to work every single day.”
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Good morning from the big apple, and I’m not talking about my breakfast.
So I need your Halp!
I’m teaming up with my homie Coco Perez to bring you even more tips and videos and wanted to know, what stuff do you bugs want to see?
Ask and ye shall receive. They don’t call me Jeannie for nothing.
Lucky for me, I had the opportunity to pick her brain before.
Good morning fitness friends.
As you know I have had a cray cray few days with the Miss USA Pageant this past weekend in Vegas. To unwind and relax mai mind after a big event I like doing a lil yoga. We all know how beneficial yoga can be to your mind, body and spirit and mai dear friend Lara put together this amazing website to educate us as to some of the benefits we can all achieve through the practice of yoga.