This is a morning yoga class focused on strengthening, calming and centering the body, mind and spirit. No prior experience in yoga is required.
Contact: Khalilah Ramirez
Khalilah Ramirez is a performance artist, educator and author. Her work with the Dance of Peace spans well over a decade. She specializes in getting people in touch with their inner light, joy and peacefulness using a combination of music, movement, magic, dance and guided imagery. Weekly classes, Quarterly workshops, and small group intensives are available.
Friday, 16 June 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
The global observance event, titled “Her Land. Her Rights: Advancing Gender Equality and Land Restoration Goals,” will convene high-level policymakers, women leaders, renowned scientists, land activists, and youth representatives to discuss actions needed to advance women’s land rights. The event will be streamed live on UN Web TV.
Discover the key findings of this study about the nature of gender inequalities regarding land tenure, access to technologies and resources for sustainable land management, women’s involvement in decision-making, and the numerous difficulties caused by drought and land degradation in the daily lives of women and girls.
Humanity is “at a crossroads” when it comes to managing drought and accelerating mitigation must be done urgently, using every tool we can. A new report from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), “Drought in Numbers 2022” calls for making a full global commitment to drought preparedness and resilience in all global regions a top priority. Get to know the shocking numbers.
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Her land. Her rights.
Droughts are among the greatest threats to sustainable development, especially in developing countries, but increasingly so in developed nations too. In fact, forecasts estimate that by 2050 droughts may affect over three-quarters of the world’s population. The number and duration of droughts has increased by 29 percent since 2000, as compared to the two previous decades (WMO 2021). When more than 2.3 billion people already face water stress, this is a huge problem.
Women hold a vital stake in the health of the land, yet they often don’t have control over it. In all parts of the world, women face significant barriers in securing land rights, limiting their ability to thrive and prosper. In many regions, they remain subject to discriminatory laws and practices that impede their right to inherit and access to services and resources. And when land becomes degraded and water is scarce, women are often the worst affected.
This year, the theme of the International Day Against Desertification, and Drought “Her land. Her rights”, emphasizes that investing in women’s equal access to land and associated assets is a direct investment in their future and the future of humanity. It’s time for women and girls to be at the forefront of global land restoration and drought resilience efforts.
Did you know?
- Today, nearly half of the global agricultural workforce is female – yet less than one in five landholders worldwide are women.
- Women’s rights to inherit their husband’s property continue to be denied in over 100 countries under customary, religious, or traditional laws and practices.
- Globally, women already spend a collective 200 million hours every day collecting water. In some countries, a single trip to fetch water can take over an hour.
Join Codepink and the Pacific Life Community and others for a one-hour vigil on the fourth Friday of every month to protest at the gates of the weapons-maker Lockheed-Martin facility in Sunnyvale.
Lockheed is the largest weapons manufacturer in the US and is the largest producer of nuclear weapons in the world. It is also responsible for missiles that carry nuclear warheads, and Hellfire missiles which are shot from drones. We need a transformation of American priorities by divesting from hyper-militarism that is not making us safer, putting us deeper in debt and invest in the America people and spread peace and justice in the world.