Taman Sri Nibong RA Log

March 8, 2017

International Women’s Day 2017

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UN WOMEN LINK

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International Women’s Day 2017:

What is it, how did it start

and why is it so important?

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UN Secretary-General’s Message for International Women’s Day

Date: 06 March 2017

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential.

Historic imbalances in power relations between men and women, exacerbated by growing inequalities within and between societies and countries, are leading to greater discrimination against women and girls. Around the world, tradition, cultural values and religion are being misused to curtail women’s rights, to entrench sexism and defend misogynistic practices.

Women’s legal rights, which have never been equal to men’s on any continent, are being eroded further. Women’s rights over their own bodies are questioned and undermined. Women are routinely targeted for intimidation and harassment in cyberspace and in real life. In the worst cases, extremists and terrorists build their ideologies around the subjugation of women and girls and single them out for sexual and gender-based violence, forced marriage and virtual enslavement.

Despite some improvements, leadership positions across the board are still held by men, and the economic gender gap is widening, thanks to outdated attitudes and entrenched male chauvinism. We must change this, by empowering women at all levels, enabling their voices to be heard and giving them control over their own lives and over the future of our world.

Denying the rights of women and girls is not only wrong in itself; it has a serious social and economic impact that holds us all back. Gender equality has a transformative effect that is essential to fully functioning communities, societies and economies.

Women’s access to education and health services has benefits for their families and communities that extend to future generations. An extra year in school can add up to 25 per cent to a girl’s future income. When women participate fully in the labour force, it creates opportunities and generates growth. Closing the gender gap in employment could add $12 trillion to global GDP by 2025. Increasing the proportion of women in public institutions makes them more representative, increases innovation, improves decision-making and benefits whole societies.

Gender equality is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the global plan agreed by leaders of all countries to meet the challenges we face. Sustainable Development Goal 5 calls specifically for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and this is central to the achievement of all the 17 SDGs.

I am committed to increasing women’s participation in our peace and security work. Women negotiators increase the chances of sustainable peace, and women peacekeepers decrease the chances of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Within the UN, I am establishing a clear road map with benchmarks to achieve gender parity across the system, so that our Organization truly represents the people we serve. Previous targets have not been met. Now we must move from ambition to action.

On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/3/statement-sg-international-womens-day-2017#sthash.TU0HY3Zu.dpuf

March 4, 2017

LWEH Nursing Scholarships

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Link : LWEH Nursing Scholarships

LWEH International Women’s Day Public Talk

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Link : International Women’s Day Public Talk

February 21, 2017

Raising Smart & Healthy Kids – LWEH Free Workshop

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February 17, 2017

Penang Institute Invitation : One Belt, One Road -What’s in it for us?

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PENANG INSTITUTE


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Invitation

ONE BELT, ONE ROAD : WHAT’S IN IT FOR US?

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Penang Institute is proud to bring you a forum entitled One Belt, One Road – What’s In It For Us.
You are cordially invited to attend this seminar as scheduled below:-
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Date     : 25 February 2017 (Saturday)

Time    : 2.30pm – 4.30 (Registration start at 2.00pm)

Venue  : Conference Hall 1, Penang Institute

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DESCRIPTION

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Back in 2013, President Xi Jinping of People Republic of China (PRC) introduced his concept of ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), or otherwise known as “Belt and Road” initiative. This initiative is derived from President Xi’s vision of an overland ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and a ‘21st-Century Maritime Silk Road’. These are the two major routes along which China proposes to economically link Europe to China through countries across Eurasia and the Indian Ocean. The OBOR initiative also links to Africa and Oceania. In March 2015, the PRC issued an action plan for realising this initiative.The opportunities for countries along the ‘Belt and Road’ include large-scale developments in sectors such as infrastructure development, financial & professional services, e-commerce, cultural tourism & education, energy & resources, advanced manufacturing, and agriculture.However, there must be various questions that arise following the incident on 1 November 2016, when Malaysia signed 14 agreements with China amounting to RM 144 billion.Among others, what opportunities will be in store for Malaysian companies and individuals as a result of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative? What are the challenges? How do we prepare for these opportunities and challenges beforehand? Will Malaysians be confined to bilateral trade and investment with China? Will there be business opportunities of a multi-lateral or multi-national nature?Join us at this lecture to hear from the industrial economist, Dr Peter Thong, regarding his perspectives to some of the questions raised above.

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ABOUT  THE  SPEAKER  
 Dr. Peter Thong is an Old China Hand living and working in China for 30 years. He experienced the transformation of China from poverty to prosperity. He is a much sought after subject matter speaker on China business. He spoke in international conferences in Australia, Greater China, Malaysia, the Philippines, UK and USA.Peter Thong is a Director of China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC). He was formerly managing director of the British Centre comprising of China Britain Business Council and the British Chamber of Commerce in China.Peter was also the Chief Representative of Malaysia Rubber Export Promotion Council in China, providing market information and advising on matters related to access to the Chinese market for Malaysian rubber product manufacturers.
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FREE ADMISSION! Due to limited seats, registration is encouraged.
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Kindly register your interest at this link.
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Steven Sim
Director

Penang Institute February Issue

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Link :

Penang Monthly February Issue

Befrienders Penang Recruitment Drive

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Befrienders Penang Homepage

Free Talk on Prevention of Fractures & free Health Checks

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February 15, 2017

Earth Hour Night Walk 2017

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Take a stand for environmentally sustainable action

and join the Earth Hour 2017 Night Walk in Penang now!

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

1st Avenue Mall, Penang

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Register here: http://bit.ly/2jAlWDD

and grab your 100% organic cotton T-shirt and unique medal

made from recycled remnant wood and FSC certified wood veneers.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to see you there.

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RECYCLE – KEEP OUR EARTH GREEN

Hike for Happiness Carnival

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Effortless Ways To Support A Good Cause: https://youtu.be/9FmdQFqlaos

Please Mark Your Calendar For Charity Event On Sunday, 5 March 2017

Register At: http://www.actifestyle.com/view_event.php?event_id=42

Please Cascade This Information To All…

In Life, You Get What You Put In. When You Make A Positive Impact In Someone Else’s Life,

You Also Make A Positive Impact In Your Own Life. Have A Good Sunday!

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