Cuban Travel Ban Lifted? - It's about time!
Legal travel to Cuba may soon be open to Americans for the first time in almost 40 years. It's about time the US government dropped the embargo which has made life difficult for the average Cuban for almost half a century. Improved relations between the two countries would certainly be beneficial for both Americans and Cubans as well. The vibrant culture of Cuba will make it an exceptional travel destination for Americans since it lies just 90 miles off the Florida coast and God knows that Americans don't like to travel too far since they get so precious little vacation time.
This small island nation has much to offer as a travel destination...
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The island nation of Cuba was populated by different Meso-American Indian tribes, Spanish, West Africans, Haitians and lessor numbers of French, Portuguese, Italians, Germans, Russians, Chinese, Filipinos and Lebanese. Out of this rich cultural heritage comes the diverse face of the Cuban nation. Dark skinned exotic beauties are synonomous with the image of Carnival of Santiago de Cuba and Carnival in Havana. More than the music or the spicy cuisine of the island, these women represent the fiery and yet fun-loving temperment of Cubans. The four actresses below are all of Cuban descent and well represent the beauty of the island nation that Fidel Castro ruled for decades.
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Christine Dennison - Mamomt Polar Cup 2015
Christine Dennison is training for a North Pole endurance ski race sponsored by The Mamont Foundation, which promotes arctic awareness, education, and conservation. A subject dear to her heart as she was the first female to dive and explore beneath the ice of the Arctic Sea and into ice caves of the Canadian High Arctic. Christine, an experienced technical Divemaster and mixed gas diver with cave, wreck and Ice certifications, has logged over 80 dives in this harsh polar environment.
The race will be held from April 14th through 24th, 2015 starting in Svalbard, Norway and moving to the ice camp Barneo. The race has four teams of five athletes who will be participating in this race. It is self-supported - which means they must set up their own camps and pull seventy-pound sleds loaded full of supplies across the frozen ice. All this made even more challenging because of the ice, snow, wind, stray polar bears as well as open waters.
Christine is the only American woman on the all-women's team and the founder of Mad Dog Expeditions, a professional group of explorers that have been taking scientists, film crews, and adventurers to the world's most hard to reach destinations, including the Arctic, for the past twenty years.
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Troublesome Patriarchal Dominance - Time For More Women in Positions of Power
Women from around the world that are living on the edge, doing something special, making a difference or generally in possession of a unique
nature. In my book these women should be put in positions of power and allowed a chance to see what they would add to our world, instead of
the men that promise blah-blah-blah and then fill their own pockets as well as the pockets of their buddies. The way I see it, any of this diverse group of women would be an improvement...
These are the kind of women that should be put in positions of power. They would make positive contributions with their time and resources and leave the world better for having been here. And not to mention the fact that they all certainly look far more appealing...
From century to century throughout history the men have ruled the roost in politics and business and relegated the home as the place where the women were to direct their attention and efforts. The women have done their job admirably, but the men have failed miserably in most cases. Their politics are corrupt and their businesses have turned into large greedy corporations. The patriarchal model is evidently not working so well - so maybe it's time to hand the reins over to the women. The wars and conflicts around the world are the result of male dominance in politics, and more often than not, are set in motion to benefit male controlled corporate interests. Turn on the evening news anywhere in the world and you'll see images of angry men in conflict and women and children in flight. It is time for change...
Women Of Substance - Interesting and Unique Women
Worldwide women are asserting themselves and taking charge of everything from the corporate boardroom to more artistic and unique positions in the world of art, design, cuisine and adventure travel. On the African continent women are raising themselves into postions of power in politics, the arts and
business. Women are no longer to be kept within stereotypical confines and are no longer asking for empowerment, but are simply taking charge over their lives and the situations and events that affect them. Above are just three of these self empowered females.
When it comes to being on the front lines amidst the unrest that has been reshaping countries around the world, it is now women who are placing themselves at risk to bring news to the rest of us about not only the conflicts that mainstream media reports, but often to expose corruption and abuses that might well never surface if it wasn't for these women on the ground in these locations bringing these misdeeds to the attention of a worldwide audience. The women above are three - one from Tunis, one from London, and one from Cairo that played integral roles in bringing the world's attention to injustice.
Prominent Womens Groups - Women Around the World
As a global women's advocacy organization, WEDO envisions a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. WEDO's mission is to ensure that women's rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles, as well as the linkages between them are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.
Started in 1915, when 1,200 women from a diversity of cultures and languages came together in The Hague during the First World War, to study, make known and eliminate the causes of war. They issued resolutions, sent out delegations to most countries engaged in the First World War and created our organisation: the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. WILPF for short.
W4 - Women's WorldWide Web is an online collaborative platform dedicated to empowering girls and women around the world, through education, microfinance, access to ICTs and networking. Connect with us and co-create opportunities for girls and women to thrive.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers. The Council currently has 49 Members. The Council's mission is to promote good governance and enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries.
The Women's Refugee Commission is having positive impact on the lives of displaced women, children and youth around the world. Their programs focus on reproductive health, economic livelihoods, displaced youth, asylum seekers and people with disabilities.
The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) is an international, non-profit organization of women graduates. We were founded in 1919 by women who believed in the importance of education and working together for peace, international understanding and friendship.
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Venturing into Writing, Marriage, and France
by Kristin Espinasse
Kristin Espinasse is the American woman behind the blog French-Word-A-Day.com. Her personal essays make up the books "Words in a French Life" and "Blossoming in Provence." As a columnist at France Today, her back page "Dernier Mot" is read by Francophiles bimonthly. She lives in Provence with her French husband, their two children, and two golden retrievers. Sign up for her free word journal at www.french-word-a-day.com In her latest book of colorful photos and tender essays, Kristin shows us how she overcomes cultural "tests", always finishing with an "A" for amour de la vie!
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The 5th session graduates organized the ceremony themselves with testimonies regarding radical changes in their lifestyle. They testified that they have begun to boldly do things which they could previously never have thought of doing. A woman from the Banyamulenge tribe explained fearlessly that she arrived at City of Joy with a broken, sullied health filled with hatred inherited from the violence she survived in her village. She could not sleep and had completely isolated herself for years. At City of Joy, she learned what love and sharing are. These are the only easy solutions she has possessed to release her trauma and leave the abyss, she shouted. Thanks to therapeutic techniques she was taught, she can sleep deeply, love and open herself to others. - See more at: drc.vday.org
Three hour London bus tour to the best sightseeing locations including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square...
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