INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

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Justina Mutale launches Report on “PATHWAYS TO POWER: CREATING SUSTAINABLE CHANGE FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS” as part of the“BECAUSE I AM A GIRL: The State of the World’s Girls” series by Plan International Ireland in preparation of the United Nations INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL. The Report was launched in Dublin in the presence of the Irish Government Minister for Overseas Development and the CEO of Plan International Ireland.

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The Summer of Gods

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FILM IS RELEASED AND READY FOR PURCHASE! / O FILME ESTÁ PRONTO PARA COMPRA!
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The moment you all have been waiting for is here. The Film is ready for purchase! We worked really hard to make a DVD featuring our gracious film, a special introduction by myself titled My Inspiration and an entertaining look at Making the Summer of Gods in three parts: Uniting the Forces, Capturing the Vision, and The Magic of Post. All these materials can also be found in digital download format. We created a page on the digital platform VHX with versions of the film for Portuguese, English, French and Spanish speakers. Now it is your turn to enjoy one of the first films celebrating our precious African Gods / Orishas. Go to: www.thesummerofgods.com
 

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Chegou o momento que todos você esperavam. O filme está pronto para compra. E temos um pacote de extras com clipes bem interessantes. Como estamos enviando o filme dos Estados Unidos, a melhor forma de adquirir o filme no Brasil é fazendo o download digital. Nós estamos usando a plataforma chamada VHX onde você pode assistir o filme instantaneamente em alta resolução bem como baixar todo pacote para assistir no momento que preferir.
 
Disponível no nosso site: www.thesummerofgods.com/filme
 

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BARONESS SANDIP VERMA, HOST & CHAIRPERSON:“ AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN” Thursday 2nd October 2014.

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BARONESS SANDIP VERMA, HOST & CHAIRPERSON
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Baroness Verma will be the Host and Chairperson of our Conference with United Nations Envoy and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be held at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.
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Baroness Verma is a member of the House of Lords and businesswoman. She is the UK’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). As Under Secretary of State, Baroness Verma is responsible for the business of the Department of Energy & Climate Change in the House of Lords. Other responsibilities include departmental performance and delivery; efficiency; lean regulation; managing liabilities, including coal health and the Concessionary Fuel Scheme; transparency; managing the nuclear legacy; Geological Disposal Facility; civil nuclear security; smart meters; nuclear safety and regulation and nuclear non-proliferation. Prior to becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC, Baroness Verma was Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills. In 2006 she was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. 

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Baroness Verma was Opposition Whip from 2006 to 2010 and then Government Whip following the 2010 general election. Baroness Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000 she changed her business to the service sector. Policies in Baroness Verma’s Department include managing the use and disposal of radioactive and nuclear substances and waste; helping households to cut their energy bills; Countering weapons proliferation; Using evidence and analysis t inform energy and climate change policies; Maintaining UK energy; and Providing regulation and licensing of energy industries and infrastructure.

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DR TITILOLA BANJOKO, PANEL SPEAKER:“ AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN” Thursday 2nd October 2014.

DR TITILOLA BANJOKO, PANEL SPEAKER
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Dr Titilola Banjoko will be a Panel Speaker at our Conference with United Nations Envoy to Africa and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be hosted by The Rt. Hon. Baroness Velma at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.

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Dr Banjoko pioneered the formation of AfricaRecruit and FindaJobinAfrica.com – a programme designed to build human capital and skills capacity in Africa by strengthening the human resource framework on the continent, mobilising skills inside and outside Africa to address policy gaps and skills shortages impacting Africa’s development. AfricaRecruit also seeks to mobilise the African Diaspora to investment in Africa. Dr Banjoko has over 14 years’ experience working with various African networks and key stakeholders and is highly regarded as a Diaspora expert. She has contributed to a number of global policy initiatives aimed at addressing Africa’s development by engaging with organisations such as the World Health Organisation, African Union, NEPAD, NEPAD Business Council, Commonwealth Secretariat to name a few.

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As a healthcare manager with a clinical background, Dr Banjoko is a member of the NHS International group and serves on the Council of the Royal African Society, Africa-UK Diaspora Programme; and is a Fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative and serves on its Executive Board. She has previously served on the Migrant Advisory Board of The European Commission Joint Migration and Development Initiative; Department for International Development (DFID) Global Poverty Advisory Board; World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Worker Global Policy Advisory Council; selection panel of the International Health Links Funding Scheme run by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET); and Executive Board Commonwealth Business Women’s Network. Dr Banjoko has won a number of awards including the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners Award, Black Business Awards and Best of Nigeria 2004. She was named by the United Kingdom Independent Newspaper as one of the Pride of a continent: “Africa’s gifts to the world.”

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JACQUELINE ONALO, CONVENOR:“ AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN” Thursday 2nd October 2014.

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JACQUELINE ONALO, CONVENOR
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Jacqueline Onalo is one of the convenors of our Conference with United Nations Envoy to Africa and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be hosted by The Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.
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Jacqueline is a human rights and immigration lawyer at R.Spio & Company Solicitors. She is both a barrister and solicitor of England and Wales. She has recently been admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. In the UK, Jacqueline has been involved in consultation with the Home Office with regards to proposed changes in legislation, policy and procedure in asylum, immigration and human rights.She devises and delivers training to legal practitioners and legal update seminars to community groups through various churches and Citizens for London (TELCO). She contributes to an immigration radio show on Pan Afrique FM and regularly appears on BenTV promoting the “Africans against Corruption” online campaign. Jacqueline is one of the pioneers of the Diaspora Development Associates (DDA) whose pilot scheme through African Community Development Foundation led to the establishment of African Diaspora Volunteering. She is a trustee of Community Development Initiatives (CDI), a charity that operates in Kenya and the UK. CDI’s fundraising efforts have contributed to various projects centered on poverty alleviation, promotion of education, performing arts, micro finance and micro enterprise. She has recently been appointed as trustee of Young Christian Workers who campaign. Jacqueline is a member of the “POWER 14” a consortium of Diaspora Women Leaders and one of the top 100 Diaspora ChangeMakers selected for their phenomenal leadership qualities and achievements in community development by the Royal Society of Arts and Comic Relief.

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To attend the Conference and get the full story register here: http://diasporawomensconference.wordpress.com/registration/
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Source: Justina Mutale

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DEBORAH OWHIN, CONVENOR: “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN” Thursday 2nd October 2014.

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DEBORAH OWHIN, CONVENOR
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Deborah Owhin is one of the convenors of our Conference with United Nations Envoy to Africa and South African Superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka on “AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN”. The Conference will be hosted by The Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London. Thursday 2nd October 2014.
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Deborah is a gender equality specialist and Founder of Made Equal, whose vision is to engage, educate and empower people in their 20s and 30s in the campaign to eradicate gender inequality. Made Equal was selected as a NGO partner at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict hosted by United Nations Envoy and Hollywood Actress, Angelina Jolie with former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague. Deborah was also a delegate at the Global Girls Summit hosted by Rt. Hon Justine Greening UK Secretary of State for International Development. She is a member of the “POWER 14” a consortium of Diaspora Women Leaders and one of the top 100 Diaspora ChangeMakers. Deborah is also a member of the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations and was selected in the top 100 UK Public Service Scholars by FutureGov and Westminster Hub. An “Associate” of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative, Deborah has participated in an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Nigeria and Human Trafficking. She graduated with a first class degree in Psychology from Spelman College, Atlanta USA, where she started the first “Women of Colour Student Leadership Conference” and was awarded the Global Leader Award, as well as the title of ‘The Visionary’. Deborah is a civil society delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York, where she hosted the first Young Professionals Networking event in partnership with the Young Professionals of the Metro New York Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women to connect and develop new ideas. Deborah serves on the Board of Restored and has been interviewed by a number of media organisations including London Live and Sky News and her perspectives have been published, through articles, quotes and press releases, in newspapers both in the UK and abroad.

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To attend the Conference and get the full story register here: http://diasporawomensconference.wordpress.com/registration/
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Source: Justina Mutale

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BlackGirlTravel.com’s Bella Italia 2014 tour


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We’rrrrrre BACK!!!! Italy did not know what hit it when 47 beautiful and exciting Black women from all over the United States landed for 10 days of NON-STOP FUN on BlackGirlTravel.com’s Bella Italia 2014 tour. There was so much going on that we only averaged 3 hours of sleep per-night the first 4 days because that is how we do at BGT (BlackGirlTravel.com). Check out the video below and see what all the talk is about and why you should. join our family. See you in 2015! Remember to book early. Our tours sell out fast. No Hype!



Black Women… Beautiful! This is Who you Are.
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We Are Family … I Got All My Sistas With Me
Hightlights From Our 2014 Tour

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This is How We Roll in Rome, 47 Strong.
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Emanuela of the
Italian Government Tourism Board at
the Bella Italia Rush Party in Los Angeles


2009 Bellas in Rome

2010 Bellas in Naples

2011 Bellas & the NOI Boys in Rome


2012 Bellas in Rome


2011 Bellas & the NOI Boys in Rome


2012 Bellas in Rome


2013 Bellas in Rome


2014 Bellas in Rome


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