October 15th, 2019 By Mujeres Con Derechos, Menstrual Equality
Charlie Ruth Castro is a Rotarian, founding member of the Rotary E-Club Sogomaoso Global, entrepreneur, and Women's Rights activist. She founded MujeresConDerechos.org ("Women with Rights"), a social movement created by Colombian women and men leaders, where they focus on sharing honest, relevant and current information that promotes knowledge and empowerment of sexual and reproductive rights of girls and women in Latin America. Right now, Mujeres Con Derechos needs your help to deliver 10,000 menstrual cups to girls in rural areas and prisons in Latin Amerca.
October 4th, 2019 By Rotary International, Celebrate Reconnect Week With Us!
Reconnect Week takes place October 7-13, and it's time to celebrate. This week is an internationally celebrated time on the Rotary calendar dedicated to renew and build past Rotary program participants and Rotarians. Past program participants who have lost their active connection to Rotary can refresh their ties by visiting club meetings, helping with projects, and engaging online. By doing so, they can experience again how Rotary reshapes lives locally and globally. Is there an alumni association in your district? Can alumni engage in a club service project? Can you take an alumnus out for coffee? This is your time to help program alumni renew their connection to Rotary.
September 30, 2019, By Rotarian Action Group for Peace, Geneva Peace Week - Build Sustainable Peace within your Community
Be Inspired. Get Building. Wage Peace. Reem Ghunaim, the Executive Director of the Rotary Action Group for Peace, presents How to Build and Spark Sustainable Peace within your Community. This workshop illustrates the Institute for Economics and Peace's 8 Pillars of Positive Peace through successful peace projects created by Rotary Clubs all over the globe. During this workshop, you will learn about the eight aspects of Positive Peace and how to implement scientifically-driven strategies into your current and future peacebuilding projects. After a successful pilot presentation at the Rotary International's 2019 Conference in Hamburg, Reem was invited to present her workshop and workbook at GPW19. In addition to her invitation, her workbook will be featured in Rotary International's Positive Peace Academy by the end of the year. Through heartfelt stories, clear logic models, and thoughtful exercises, this workshop will leave you with the tools and confidence to strategically plan your next successful peace project!
September 10, 2019, By Anne Ford, Published Rotary International
Anabella Palacios grew up in Argentina. Through Rotary, she has had the opportunity to learn through travel. In 1998, she spent a year in Istanbul as a Youth Exchange student. In 2008, she visited the Rotary clubs of North Carolina on a Group Study Exchange. She returned to North Carolina as a 2009-11 Rotary Peace Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Now an economic development consultant for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., Palacios has continued her globe-trotting studies on a voyage to Antarctica. On 31 December, Palacios and 89 other women from 26 countries embarked on three weeks of study and exploration aboard the ice-strengthened polar vessel MV Ushuaia. The trip was organized by the women’s leadership initiative Homeward Bound.
September 16, 2019, By Rotarian Action Group For Peace
Celebrate International Peace Day with the Rotarian Action Group for Peace! Get inspired and learn from RAGFP's exclusive webinar event for Rotarians and Peacebuilders on successful peace projects. Learn from our expert panel of inspiring RAGFP members and volunteers. The panel will be hosted and facilitated by RAGFP Executive Director Reem Ghunaim. Tickets are discounted for International Peace Day at $10! Don't wait -- We only have 100 seats. Register today to reserve your spot. Once you're registered, you'll receive a Zoom Meeting invitation for the Webinar event. Proceeds support the RAGFP's mission to educate, engage, empower and support Rotarian Peacebuilders worldwide. Register Now
September 16, 2019, Published in Mediators Beyond Borders International
Conflict-transformation is a key leadership skill, especially in today’s increasingly complex world. In this ground-breaking leadership conference, Mediators Beyond Borders International invites trailblazers, risk-takers, and change-makers in the mediation and conflict-transformation space. They will share experiences, practices, and processes, so we can each work to create positive socioeconomic change into the next decade. Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) is proud to be one of eight Rotary Service Partners, and is working in collaboration with Districts 3410 and 3420 to organize a groundbreaking International Peace Congress in Bali, Indonesia November 6 -8, 2019. This event is uniquely designed to transform the lives its participants.