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  • Thursday, February 07, 2013 3:29 PM | Anonymous member

    From KTVU.com:
    SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to declare Valentine's Day in San Francisco this year as "One Billion Rising Day" as part of a global movement to end violence against women.

    One Billion Rising is an effort to raise awareness about the continuing abuse and rape of women across the world, which on Feb. 14 will be acknowledged at events in 197 countries, including an event at San Francisco City Hall.
    Read more:
    http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/sf-supes-back-anti-domestic-violence-groups-valent/nWGyg/
  • Thursday, February 07, 2013 3:25 PM | Anonymous member

    From Sasha Lekach (Bay City News) for the SF Appeal:

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to declare Valentine's Day in San Francisco this year as "One Billion Rising Day" as part of a global movement to end violence against women.

    One Billion Rising is an effort to raise awareness about the continuing abuse and rape of women across the world, which on Feb. 14 will be acknowledged at events in 197 countries, including an event at San Francisco City Hall.

    The event--open to the public and expected to draw thousands of participants--will feature music, dancing and city officials making a public pledge to end violence.

    Read more: http://sfappeal.com/news/2013/02/da-gascon-real-men-do-not-abuse-women.php
  • Thursday, February 07, 2013 3:23 PM | Anonymous member

    From the City Insider blog by Heather Knight for SFGate.com:
    "Take heed, San Franciscans. Anybody walking in or around City Hall  on the afternoon of Valentine’s Day risks the sure-to-be awkward sight of seeing our city officials dancing. There’s even talk of a flash mob."

    Read more:
    http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2013/02/05/city-officials-to-raise-domestic-violence-awareness-by-dancing/

  • Thursday, February 07, 2013 3:15 PM | Anonymous member

    FRIENDS President Marily Mondejar and Julie Soo, president of the Commission on the Status of Women talk about One Billion Rising in this article by Christian Watjen for The Epoch Times.
    "I will dance for every victim and survivor of social violence in San Francisco and to raise awareness that every woman and girl can live free of fear and violence."
    —Marily Mondejar, president, Filipina Women’s Network
    Read more:
    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/san-francisco-supports-one-billion-rising-to-end-domestic-violence-344461.html


    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón speaks (L), while Marily Mondejar, president of the Fi
    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón speaks (L), while Marily Mondejar, president of the Filipina Women’s Network, and David Chiu, president of the Board of Supervisors, look on, at a press conference at San Francisco City Hall on Feb. 5, 2013, for "One Billion Rising," a global awareness event on Feb. 14 that demands an end to violence against women. (Lear Zhou/The Epoch Times)
  • Friday, August 24, 2012 5:02 PM | Deleted user
    The heated debate on Ross Mirkarimi from this Wednesday's Commission Hearing made the news this morning! Check out the SFGate article here.
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:51 PM | Deleted user
    For the first time, two women (Condoleeza Rice and Darla Moore) are admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club. Is this progressive, or a little behind the times? Read here to find out more:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/opinion/women-at-the-augusta-golf-club.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:49 PM | Deleted user

    Huge congratulations to Marissa Mayer, a Friends 2011 CEDAW Women's Human Rights Awardee, for her appointment as CEO of Yahoo! To learn more about the leadership roles of women in the corporate sector, read Ann Lehman's statement here.

    Click here to register for the 2012 CEDAW Awards. 

  • Monday, June 18, 2012 7:10 PM | Deleted user
    Congratulations to the Department on the Status of Women for winning the 2012 International Work-Life Balance Award!  Out of 147 applicants around the world, the department was recognized in Milan, Italy for their amazing work in the Gender Equality Principles Initiative. 

    Please click on the link below to view the press release:
    http://www.sfgov3.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2295

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:49 PM | Anonymous member

    From ChinaDaily.com.cn:
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the president of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser proposed the idea here Thursday of holding a global conference on women's issues in 2015, 20 years after the last women's summit held in Beijing.

    The joint announcement was released on the International Women's Day, which is held to draw attention to the challenges faced by women as well as to their contributions.

    Read more at http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-03/09/content_14792676.htm

    Additional coverage at "U.N. Aims at Major Global Conference on Women in 2015" from IPS News at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106999 
  • Monday, April 09, 2012 8:30 PM | Deleted user
    Zenger Folkman, the authors of The Extraordinary Leader and The Inspiring Leader, shared some interesting data about the comparison of women and men in leadership positions.  Click on the link to read more...

    http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/03/a_study_in_leadership_women_do.html


     

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