Wishing a Happy International Women’s Day to Hillary Clinton, who inspires all of us every day, and to all the supportive women and men who visit this blog.
Thank you, Hillary, for all you do!
Emily’s list invites all of us to thank Hillary!
Today is International Women’s Day.
On March 8, people all around the world celebrate the political, social and economic achievements of women — past, present and future.
To EMILY’s List, no person better embodies the spirit of this day than our friend Hillary Clinton. As first lady, senator, and secretary of state, Hillary’s leadership has inspired millions of women of all ages to keep striving for a more equal world.
Please join EMILY’s List in thanking Hillary Clinton for her fearless, tireless work on behalf of women and families.
Hillary sent this email out so that you can thank the women who inspire you and invite them to join her initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to take a step back and reflect on all the gains women and girls have made around the world, even as we forge ahead to address the gaps that remain.
Almost 20 years ago, the world came together at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing to declare with one voice that “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.” That was more than a declaration of principles – it was a platform for action.
Because of the hard work and courage of women and men all over the world, we’ve made important progress to achieve the full and equal participation of women and girls in every aspect of our societies, from education to the economy to government.
On this International Women’s Day, take a moment to celebrate someone who has helped you make progress by sending a message to a woman who inspires you.
More girls are in school than at any time in history and many discriminatory laws have been repealed.
Yet, no country in the world – including the United States – has achieved full participation. Women and girls still comprise the majority of the world’s unhealthy, unfed, and unpaid.
I believe that helping more women in more places achieve their God-given potential is the great unfinished business of the 21st century – and none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines.
Send a message to a woman who inspires you and invite her to be a part of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.
Through No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, we are collecting data and stories from women and girls around the world to measure the progress we’ve made and the challenges ahead. We’re also working on a 21st century agenda for full participation that will build on the gains of the past 20 years and pave the way for new breakthroughs.
To celebrate this International Women’s Day, I hope you will join us and be a part of the conversation about full participation as we work together to set the agenda for the future.
Send a message to a woman who inspires you and invite her to be a part of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.
If we get this right, if we learn from the past and plan for the future, we can put the world on a path toward less poverty and more prosperity, less inequality and more opportunity – and we can only do it together. I hope you will join me.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary’s tweet on this occasion.
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It is an honor to have been selected to initiate the blog tour for this beautiful book from Viva Editions. Co-authored by Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch, SHE (She Harnesses Everything) celebrates, as the cover states, “the greatness in every woman.”
Filled with inspirational quotations from women in all walks of life, it is elegantly illustrated, a lovely integration of literary and fine art. These excerpts, with a spotlight on words from our Hillary, exemplify the richness of the text and illustrations.
Here are the bios of the authors along with their message to readers.
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Hillary, back home from her west coast and Canada trek, helped kick off the celebration of International Women’s Day today at U.N. Headquarters in New York. The event, “Equality for Women is Progress for All” was part of the United Nations International Women’s Day, which is celebrated tomorrow, March 8, dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century, and has been marked at the United Nations since 1975.
National & International News
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the U.N. commemoration of International Women’s Day fighting for women’s rights.
Saturday, Mar 8, 2014
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared Friday that achieving equality for women and girls is “the great unfinished business of the 21st century.”
The potential 2016 presidential candidate galvanized the U.N. commemoration of International Women’s Day, repeating her resounding declaration as first lady at the 1995 U.N. women’s conference in Beijing that “human rights are women’s rights — and women’s rights are human rights.”
Clinton said that important progress has been made, citing the increasing number of girls in school and women in elected office, and the repeal of many discriminatory laws.
“Yet for all we have achieved together, this remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century,” she said.
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Update: Link to video below tweeted by Hillary. Thank you, Hillary!
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This seems a little obvious. We know that playtime for young animals often foreshadows coping skills necessary later in life and that parental guidance is frequently involved. Anyone whose cat has ever dumped a live mouse in his/her lap has probably been exposed to the idea that the cat is training its human as it would a kitten.
Human children also engage in play activities that mirror the adult world they see around them. Whether it is playing house, playing store, tea time, GI Joe or a
Superhero saving the world, the game reflects an adult world as the child perceives it and ways of behaving in that world.
The pre-school son of a colleague of mine who was our bookkeeper liked to use the leftover scrap paper I had in my office that was printed with calendar grids. He carefully inserted what looked to him like numbers. I asked what he was doing, and he responded, “Payroll!” There was also an implication that I should not interrupt with inane questions when he was trying to concentrate.
If you spend any time around toddlers—on the playground, at home, or even in an airport waiting area—you’ll quickly notice how important playtime is for them. Whether experienced as a game of chase or dress-up, play is the vehicle of choice for learning, and how the young brain processes important information about the world we live in. Through play, young children learn how to get along with others, how to use their bodies, how to problem-solve, and even how to work out emotions, like stress.
According to Professor Karen Hutchison of Rowan University, “Play is actually the work of a child in which they are preparing themselves for adult roles and for society at large.”
When seen through this lens, active playtime becomes an important part of a child’s early education, rather than just a way to use up spare time. More than a decade of research has shown clear benefits of play to children, especially when children engage in pretend or “make-believe” play from the ages of about two through age six. According to Scientific American, studies have shown an improvement in the depth of language used by children who regularly engage in imaginative play, as well as an improvement in their ability to empathize with other people’s points of view. The same is not true of time spent passively watching TV or other screens.
While children often do a good job of playing if left to their own devices, parents and caregivers can help very young children to engage in play that will stimulate their imaginations. Games like peek-a-boo teach young babies about object permanence, and strengthen the bond between children and their caregivers. For toddlers, outdoor games and exploring, as well as imaginative play with puppets and costumes, can be fun and engaging.
Regardless of the game being played, playtime is most rewarding when it happens regularly and with people children know and love.
In The News:
Watch parents talk about ways they play with their children—from the silly to the artistic! >>
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The Alberta crowd today was somewhat differently preoccupied than the British Columbia audience last night. Not a lot of tweets chirped forth except a string of repetitive ones on two subjects suggesting at least one preoccupation.
A. Putin is using resources as weapons.
B. Avoidance on commenting on the Keystone pipeline.
Nevertheless, the Clinton charm claimed them in the end. Of course she can do that blindfolded with her hands tied behind her back. Here is the one twitpic I found followed by an excellent summary of the event.
By Valerie Fortney, Calgary Herald
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, speaks to students at the University of California Los Angeles campus on the subject of leadership Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. Clinton is delivering a speech Thursday morning in Calgary.
Photograph by: Nick Ut , AP
It was the billion-dollar question, saved, of course, for the final minutes. “Is this politics or this process?” Frank McKenna asked one of the most recognizable female faces on the planet.
Hillary Clinton explained that during her four-year tenure as U.S. secretary of state, she was indeed involved and apprised of every aspect of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline deal.
Then, in her next breath and with a demure smile, she shut the door. “I can’t comment any further on that,” she went on to say, “Because it is still an ongoing process.”
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FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2013, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington. The filmmaker who was making a documentary about Hillary Clinton for CNN says he is backing out of the project because few people would cooperate with him. Charles Ferguson wrote in a column posted on Huffington Post Monday that he concluded he couldn’t make much of a film. He said that of more than 100 people he approached, only two who had dealt with the former of secretary of state agreed to speak on camera. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) / AP
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak in Louisville on April 26 at the United Methodist Women’s Assembly at the Kentucky International Convention Center, according to the group.
She will be a keynote speaker at the assembly, which will run from April 25-27 at the center.
“Secretary Clinton is a lifelong United Methodist and a longtime advocate for women, children and youth,” Harriett Jane Olson, chief executive of United Methodist Women, said in a release. “It was almost 20 years ago when she electrified the participants at the 4th United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing by her declaration that women’s rights are human rights.”
“… Her work reflects commitments United Methodist Women and our predecessor organizations have worked toward for 145 years. We look forward to hearing what she has learned in her work with women around the world.”
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver a Saturday morning keynote at the 19th quadrennial United Methodist Women Assembly in Louisville, Ky.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver a Saturday morning keynote address April 26 at United Methodist Women’s Assembly at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., April 25-27.
“Make It Happen” is the theme for 19th quadrennial gathering of more than 7,000 women of every ethnicity, background and region across the country and international guests. The morning plenary, like the event, will focus on ordinary women organizing to make needed changes in their communities, states, nation and world to improve life for women, children and youth.
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For the sake of those who have been chanting mindlessly about Hillary’s reset with Russia, here is a link to her last speaking visit to Louisville. April 9, 2010 she spoke at the McConnell Center as she patiently waited for the Senate to ratify the New START Treaty she crafted with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. She and Lavrov worked very well together on the treaty (i.e. the reset went just fine) and ratification stalled until December 22, of that year. When it finally came, it was a great Christmas present.
December 22, 2010 by still4hill | Edit
No one was more invested in today’s Senate ratification of New START than Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The treaty was her baby. She won Sergei Lavrov’s cooperation and respect. Their teams and they negotiated this treaty together, and Secretary Clinton has worked very hard behind the scenes to achieve those Senate votes.
Read more and see pictures >>>>
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Arriving to a standing ovation, and departing to another as admirers rushed the stage to touch her, Hillary Clinton made a rock star impression on her Canadian audience last night. Speaking, as usual, without benefit of notes or teleprompter, she addressed the Vancouver Board of Trade on the issue of women in business and the benefit to all when women fully participate in all facets of society – business included. Societies hurt themselves when women are not given full opportunity for participation, she told them, and advised that women should be empowered as peace-makers. Not nurturing any illusions among female listeners, she told them to dare to compete, to expect to fall down, but to be ready to get up and continue the climb.
At a more general level, she explained that the U.S. has a robust – even boisterous political system. She took a swipe at the 24/7 news marathon saying it thrives on bombastic conflict and counseled her audience not to vote for candidates who will not compromise. While asserting that our countries need to work together – with Mexico as well – on climate change, she avoided comment on the Keystone pipeline.
Briefly addressing foreign policy and events in Ukraine in particular, she provided a quick history of events leading to the current situation and mentioned that she and Bill Clinton attended a conference in Ukraine last fall. She said she had worked cooperatively with Yanukovych as secretary of state but that he was not a visionary leader.
Ending her visit with affirmation of our long amicable relationship with our neighbors above the border, she could not resist mentioning the exception: ice hockey – and the crowd roared.
Here are some twitpics I snagged.
Hillary didn’t say this but note silver medal winners: There’s no crying in ice hockey. Just dust yourselves off and try again.
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