Archive for October, 2015

Over 65 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights established that all people, regardless of sex, “are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” A series of treaties in the following decades— most notably the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women—created more specific guarantees for the world’s women and girls. In 1995, 189 nations reaffirmed their commitments to advancing women’s and girls’ civil, social, political, and economic rights through the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a landmark document that laid out a detailed strategy for addressing remaining gaps and barriers. To mark its 20th anniversary, this fact sheet series by the WORLD Policy Analysis Center examines countries’ progress toward enacting laws and policies to achieve gender equality.

Direct link for the 2 pages fact sheet: http://worldpolicycenter.org/sites/default/files/WORLD_Fact_Sheet_Legal_Protection_Against_Child_Marriage_2015.pdf Child marriage fact sheet

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International women day rural women rita chemaly Lebanon

Rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture for their livelihoods, make up over a quarter of the total world population. In developing countries, rural women represent approximately 43 per cent of the agricultural labour force, and produce, process and prepare much of the food available, thereby giving them primary responsibility for food security.

Bearing in mind that 76 per cent of the extreme poor live in rural areas, ensuring rural women’s access to productive agricultural resources contributes to decreasing world hunger and poverty, and make rural women critical for the success of the new Sustainable Development agenda for 2030.

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”

“The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have gender equality and women’s empowerment at their core, and include a target to “double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women”. Indeed, rural women are critical to the success of almost all of the 17 SDGs.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


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What to do with your kids when they can’t go out to bike ( garbage is everywhere on the streets) or have a simple walk? ( because in Lebanon streets are  smelly)?

Rana is a mum of 3 children, she is a  great mum! She has  invited all the neighborhood kids to a very simple fun and yummy activity.  Cup cakes decoration.

The aim is to bring some simple cup cakes, a pack of chocolate vermicelle and some colorful vermicelle, some chocolate chips colored (smarties) , a pack of nutella. Each Child had a special plate and they had to dig in the nutella put it on their cup cake and decorate it as they feel.

Kids enjoyed the nutella as much as expressing their feelings by spraying smarties and vermicelles on z cakes!

Here are exclusive pictures taken in hrajel ! #livelovelebanon and z wonderful parents children can rely on to have fun!

Rita or em jn

I will add Jn picture as soon as I get it!! 🙂

Here is Jn beautiful Chocolate smile ! Thks Rana for it!!

Here is Jn beautiful Chocolate smile ! Thks Rana for it!!

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