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IWD 2017 Happy Women’s Day 2017!

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017



IWD2017 Intl Women's Day by BLOGitse



“We cannot all succeed

when half of us are held back.”


Malala Yousafzai


♥ ♥ ♥





International Women’s Day 2016

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016


International Women’s Day 2016:


A Message by UN Women’s Executive Director





IWD 2012 – Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty

Thursday, March 8th, 2012


United Nations


Theme for International Women’s Day 2012:


Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty



read more here and here








‘Suomen UN Women on YK-taustainen järjestö, joka toimii naisten ja tyttöjen aseman parantamiseksi maailmassa. UN Womenin tavoitteena on saavuttaa kaikissa yhteiskunnissa tasa-arvo, jossa naiset ja miehet toimivat yhteistyökumppaneina ja hyötyvät kehityksestä, ihmisoikeuksista ja rauhasta. Järjestö on avoin kaikille naisille ja miehille, jotka haluavat toimia yhdessä näiden tavoitteiden puolesta.’


Lue lisää täältä





International Women's Day


‘Connecting girls, inspiring futures’




International Women's Day 8.3.2011

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011


UN’s theme for International Women’s Day 2011:

Equal access to education, training and science and technology:

Pathway to decent work for women


International Women's Day 8.3.2011


100 years…and still a lot to do to make this world a better place!


International Women's Day 8.3.2011 flower by BLOGitse




Waris Dirie





Hi everyone!

We’re back in Casa.

Our holiday in Sydney was great but too short! 🙂

More Sydney pics coming in future postings…


I hope you all have a beautiful International Women’s Day!




desperate housewifes…

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

self-immolation by women in Afghanistan UNESCO

picture: Self-immolation by women in Afghanistan
1st Prize Contemporary Issues Singles

This post is not about an American television comedy-drama series.






I read an article in New York Times.

“HERAT, Afghanistan —

Even the poorest families in Afghanistan have matches and cooking fuel.

The combination usually sustains life.

But it also can be the makings of a horrifying escape:

from poverty, from forced marriages, from the abuse and

despondency that can be the fate of

Afghan women.”

Burn-article picture by Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

picture by Lynsey Addario for The New York Times


Read The New York Times article here.


STOP violence against women by BLOGitse


There’re several organizations helping Afghan women.


I support Women for Women International


How about donating a xmas money instead of buying to yourself,

don’t you have enough already?



the sexualization of children

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Sexualization in products for children

Some commercial products seen as promoting the sexualization of children

have drawn considerable media attention:


Bratz Baby dolls that wear thongs.

Girls aged 10 and 11 wearing thongs in primary school.

Padded bras on bikinis aimed at seven-year-olds. Some people regard training bras similarly.


Bratz_doll_Yasmin_Dance_Crewzpicture from Wikipedia

The Bratz brand,

which has remained number one in the UK market for 23 consecutive months focuses

core values on friendship, hair play and a ‘passion for fashion‘.

– Bratz spokesman,  The Daily Telegraph

Read more > Wikipedia

SPARK – Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge

What is SPARK?

SPARK stands for Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge.

SPARK is both a Summit and a Movement

designed to push back

against the increasingly sexualized images of girlhood in the media

and create room for whole girls and healthy sexuality.

SPARK will engage teen girls to be part of the solution

rather than to protect them from the problem.


What’s your opinion about the images of this video?





Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2010

Monday, October 11th, 2010

On Tuesday, 12 May, 2009,

I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

I documented my feelings and what happened during 31 days

starting from the morning of the surgery…

You can download that pdf-book for FREE here > my story…

(that book has some old information: my blog is now self-hosted http://www.BLOGitse.com


I live now in Casablanca, Morocco, not in Cairo…)



Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2010 by BLOGitse


How do I feel today?

I’m fine!

I take Tamofen for 5 years. I have some side effects but I can live with them.

Sweating at night, hot flashes – yes, but I can manage.


I like the idea of Pink Ride…



Breast cancer for women and

prostate cancer for men are the most common cancers in Finland.


Useful links

Breast cancer.org

tietoa rintasyövästä




I had mammography on June –

how about you?




“digital fun challenge” is open on my PHOTOblog




WO*IMA #83 = your WOrds my IMAge

Friday, October 1st, 2010

you give me WOrds and I give you an IMAge = WO*IMA

my IMAge #83


woima #83 by BLOGitse


As always you have time till Sunday 6 pm Casa time…

Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?

Check this WO*IMA page!


Have F U N!


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STOP Violence Against Women 1.10.2010



“To provide youth and women with education about healthy relationships

and change attitudes that support violence.”

Read more here >>> Bloggers Unite




reading Between Two Worlds, Zainab Salbi…

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Zainab Salbi is the founder and president of  Women for Women International,

a nonprofit organization providing women survivors of war with resources to move from crisis to stability and build peace one woman at a time.

Yesterday I started to read Zainab’s memoir Between Two Worlds…


Between Two Worlds, Zainab Salbi

More of  Zainab Salbi in Wikipedia


Sky looked interesting yesterday…

Casa, Morocco sky 15.9.2010 at 2 29 pm

Casa sky 15.9.2010 at 2:29 pm…


TED: Ideas worth spreading: Keith Barry, Nic Marks, Peter Molyneux, Eve Ensler

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010


TED: Ideas worth spreading: Keith Barry, Nic Marks, Peter Molyneux, Eve Ensler


I love TED videos!


How about you?



Keith Barry does brain magic



Here’s the link to the video if you want to copy paste it…




Do you like brain magic? I do. But I remember there is the word ‘magic’ after brain…



Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 16:49)


The Happy Planet Index: Nic Marks on TED.com




Here’s the link to the video if you want to copy paste it…



A comment by Luis Perez from Costa Rica


“I like to consider myself a citizen of the world. However, I was born and raised in Costa Rica… and I’m still here! Nick is right, we are very happy 🙂 We still have a lot of problems and we could do a lot better but we are happy most of the time… Could be our history, could be our weather, but most of all I think is all about “doing the best you can with the tools you have”.


Now, you heard the man:

1. Connect

2. Be active

3. Take notice

4. Keep learning

5. Give



There are a lot of interesting comments, worth to read!





Peter Molyneux demos Milo, a hotly anticipated video game for Microsoft’s Kinect controller. Perceptive and impressionable like a real 11-year-old, the virtual boy watches, listens and learns — recognizing and responding to you.

(Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 11:16)


Meet Milo, the virtual boy: Peter Molyneux on TED.com




Here’s the link to the video if you want to copy paste it…





“Eve Ensler, playwright, activist, created the ground-breaking Vagina Monologues,

whose success propelled her to found V-Day –a movement

to end violence against women and girls everywhere.”



Eve Ensler on security




Here’s the link to the video if you want to copy paste it…




Which one is your favourite video and why?




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