A Message From The Creator

A Message From The Creator

A Message From The Creator

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
-Tony Robbins

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Homa Khaleeli

The Guardian March 7, 2011

Article History

Michelle Bachelet

Former president and defence minister of Chile who is now head of UN Women

Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile, is used to being first. She was the first female president of the South American country after becoming its first female defence minister. Now aged 59, she is the first head of the newly created UN Women, the United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality.

The former paediatrician and epidemiologist is now promoting female empowerment across the globe. On taking up the new role she said: “We have a historic opportunity to accelerate the achievement of what champions of gender equality have worked towards for years.”

Her early life prepared her for such challenges. As a student, Bachelet survived torture after her father, an army general, opposed the coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power. As a divorced, agnostic mother of three in a Catholic country, her 2005 election campaign focused on meeting the needs of the country’s poor, reforming the pension system and promoting the rights of women and indigenous communities. As one panel member said, she is a sign of hope for women who suffered in Latin America’s brutal politics: “She talks to anyone who lost someone in the dirty war – and is an example of how you can turn your hatred to something positive.”

Once in office, Bachelet shattered the conservative image of Chilean politics, ensuring half her cabinet were women. She also introduced women-friendly policies such as tripling the number of free creches. Although she encountered criticism over her response to the 2010 tsunami in which more than 500 Chileans died, her handling of the impact of the global financial crisis – she had insisted on saving money during the country’s boom years – meant she left office as one of the most popular presidents in Chilean history

A Tribute To Inspirational Women

A Tribute To Inspirational Women

A Tribute To Inspirational Women

Women In The News

Women In The News

Women In The News

Georgia Womens Clinic Fires Fbi

FBI Probes Fires At Women’s Clinics In Georgia

Reuters  |  Posted: 05/25/2012 

By David Beasley

ATLANTA, May 25 (Reuters) – The FBI says it is investigating “intentional” fires that erupted this week at two Atlanta-area women’s clinics, one of which performs abortions.

“FBI-Atlanta is seeking information regarding intentional fires,” the agency said in a statement.

It said the first of the blazes occurred on Sunday morning after someone broke out the front window of a gynecological office and set a fire inside the building.

“An incendiary substance was present,” the FBI said in its statement. “Laboratory results are pending.”

On its website, the doctor’s office told patients that “the office sustained severe damage.”

On Wednesday, a second fire broke out at a suburban Atlanta abortion clinic, the FBI said.

It took about 20 minutes to get the second fire under control, Cobb County Fire Department spokeswoman Denell Boyd said on Friday. There were patients inside the clinic when the fire erupted, but they were on a different floor of the building and no one was injured.

Georgia Right to Life, which opposes abortion, said in a statement that it “categorically condemns violence of any kind. Such actions are abhorrent and have no place in a civil society.”

Earlier this year, there were burglaries at the headquarters of the Georgia Obstetric and Gynecological Society and two OB/GYN offices in Atlanta, said Pat Cota, the society’s executive director. Laptop computers were stolen, she said.

The doctor’s office damaged in Sunday’s fire was one of the two offices burglarized earlier in the year, Cota added.

“It’s bizarre,” Cota said on Friday of the burglaries and fires. “We just wish it would stop.”

She did not elaborate, but Georgia recently passed legislation outlawing most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. (Editing by Tom Brown and Vicki Allen)

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