Women’s Month: Marion Cotillard

By: Gabriela Yareliz Women’s month is ending, and there are still so many women who inspire me that I want to showcase. Today, I am choosing a woman who has been such an icon for me. She fascinates me because she is so raw. She has that “stunning” factor. And she uses that power toContinue reading “Women’s Month: Marion Cotillard”

Human Rights Day at the UN

By: Gabriela Yareliz There is no place I would have rather been today, on Human Rights Day, than at the United Nations for the Hague Talks. A big thank you to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the American┬áBar Association, the UN, and the International Criminal Court Consortium for being such gracious hosts and for theContinue reading “Human Rights Day at the UN”

Celebrating Women: Queen Rania

By: Gabriela Yareliz Queen Rania of Jordan. Her story of becoming queen is every girl’s dream. Her YouTube channel has reached millions around the world. She is a voice for empowerment in education, health, development, youth and cross-cultural dialogue. She is a mother, recipient of the FIFA 2009 Presidential Award, and she actively works withContinue reading “Celebrating Women: Queen Rania”

Celebrating Women: Radhika Coomaraswamy

By: Gabriela Yareliz Radhika Coomaraswamy is under the UN Secretary General as a Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. She fought an arranged marriage, and in 1994 served as U.N. Human Rights Commission Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (See: pg. 136, Marie Claire, March 2007). When asked who her role model was, sheContinue reading “Celebrating Women: Radhika Coomaraswamy”

Celebrating Women: Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

By: Gabriela Yareliz From her biography information from the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Joy Ngozi Ezeilo is a lawyer, feminist and scholar/activist. She earned a post graduate degree in law (LLM) from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a BL from the Nigerian Law School. She is a SeniorContinue reading “Celebrating Women: Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo”

This Week’s Picks: April 21, 2013

Hello dear friends, Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston tragedy. We also remember those who were in the accident explosion in Texas. May God give these families and the families who are victims of tragedies around the world comfort and peace. I hope this week is a celebration of life. AContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: April 21, 2013”

Complete

By: Gabriela Yareliz It was a bright morning, and Mary Magdalene walked to the sepulcher, in a hurry, with a heavy heart to find the tomb where they had laid Jesus. As she walks two angels appear to her (John 20:12), but she is distracted by another presence. It is Jesus himself. He says toContinue reading “Complete”