2/12/2011

Humanity's Greatest Untapped Resource

Even among all the bad news and conditions of violence, prejudice, economic deprivations, religious sanctions stacked against equality of majority of Women in the World there are some great things happening or rather women making it happen!

Women’s strength, women’s industry, women’s wisdom are humankind’s greatest untapped resource,” the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, told the first regular session of the agency’s executive board. “The challenge then for UN Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all.”

UN Women – known formally as the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – was established by the General Assembly in July last year, with the merger of four former UN agencies and offices: the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) [Source]

While surfing I came across the inspiring World Pulse site. It is a powerful global communication forum for connecting women across the World and giving them a global voice. I wrote a quick letter till late last night to the new UN Women Ex. Director Michelle Bachelet articulating my fledgling economic vision for the world.

Grandmother's are gathering locally and globally as Speakers: "We have come to empower women so that each one so empowered can begin to bring the great imbalance on earth into balance. The feminine principle of energy must be re-established to its rightful place. Each woman who receives the Grandmothers empowerment is helping infuse the much-needed energy of yin into the earth by embodying this consciousness herself. This infusion of energy gives a woman a feeling of peace and security. It increases the power of love in her, and as she goes about her daily life she becomes a blessing to others." [Source link]

13 Grandmothers from four directions gathered in 2004 to speak for seven generations. [Video Link]