LAICISM IS TO TREAT ALL BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS EQUALLY, AND LEAVE RELIGION IN THE PRIVATE DOMAIN

Raising children with required values and as useful members of the society requires high qualities. Therefore, women, being the nation’s mothers, need to be more enlightened and progressive than men.
Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

Presented by Mirat YAVALAR, Co-Founder & Treasurer,
ATATÜRK SOCIETY OF AMERICA
(UN – DGC – CSO)
at conference PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM


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VIOLENCE IS ENCOURAGED, PROTECTED AND EVEN NOURISHED UNDER THE SACRED MEANS OF RELIGION

I am honored to be here as a contemporary author of modern Turkey where great leader Atatürk introduced secularism, ninty one years ago.

I feel so lucky to have grown up in Atatürk’s Turkey,  and also in a family where girls, for generations, had been raised as praised individuals with rights to study, to choose their way of life,  to choose their husbands with whom they stood beside with love all the way. Those women were strong and brave and they set a great example for me.
Presented by
Nermin BEZMEN
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WHERE WE STAND ON AS A TURKISH-AMERICAN WOMEN ORGANIZATION IN THE U.S!

Excellencies, Mr. Faircloth, Colleagues, and Friends,
I am Sermin Özçilingir, President of the Turkish Women’s League of America (TWLA).
We are very excited to be a part of as one of the co-sponsors of the “PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY AND SECULARISM” program.  
In my speech, I would like to relate our organization’s mission and programs with SDG-5 and SDG-16 in connection with the secular education and democratic societies and institutions.
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EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH MUSIC EDUCATION

In commemoration of the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
Good Afternoon,
I am, Dr. Aysegul Durakoglu, honored to be a part of the Light Millennium’s Program on the Peace, Women, Security and Secularism to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution.  As an educator in higher education and an active musician, I would like to focus on education to empowering women to conquer their struggles in finding opportunity for an equal education;
and, to touch upon the issues of gender equality in the music industry.
Presented by Ayşegül DURAKOĞLU, PhD, Pianist and Professor of Music,
Stevens Institute of Technology.
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WE MUST REMAIN VIGILANT ALL OUR LIFE. AND WE HAVE TO BE VIGOROUS.

“We face every single day and in all over the world, gender base violence, gender related killings, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence… the list is long. Knowing that women’s rights are never to be taken granted and always questioned and postponed with several excuses like political, economic, religious crises. We must remain vigilent all our life. And we have to be vigorous.”
Presented by Fatma AYTAÇ, Red Pepper Association (Kırmızı Biber Derneği)
Co-Founder and UN-Representative

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“WOMEN’S EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT ADVANCES THE CULTURE OF PEACE”*


“We should always remember that without peace, development is impossible, and without development, peace is not achievable, but without women, neither peace nor development is conceivable.”

Keynote Speech by Ambassador Anwarul K. CHOWDHURY
Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations and Founder of the Global Movement for The Culture of Peace (GMCoP) at
UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW)’s 63rd Session | Side Event
Organized by Bangladesh and GMCoP on “WOMEN’S EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT ADVANCES THE CULTURE OF PEACE”
Presented at the
United Nations Conference Room A
New York,   21 March 2019

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“WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THAT WHEN WOMEN – HALF OF WORLD’S SEVEN PLUS BILLION PEOPLE – ARE MARGINALIZED.”

Keynote Speech* by
Ambassador Anwarul K. CHOWDHURY
Former Under-Secretary-General
and High Representative of the United Nations;
Initiator of UNSCR 1325 as President of UN Security Council and
Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP)
at the P R O G R A M M E on PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
presented by the The Light Millennium and Co-Organizer/Co-Sponsors
New York,   11 April 2019
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WE AIM TO BRING BACK THE “SECULARISM” CONCEPT INTO THE DISCUSSION IN CORRELATION WITH THE UNSCR 1325 AND SDGs TO THE UN GROUND

Concept Note:
PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council
Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security

And
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17
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Invitation: PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM – April 11

Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security
and
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17

Invitation (pdf) | as an image

Draft Concept Note
http://lightmillennium.org/events/2019/april-11-conceptnote-1325-and-secularism.pdf

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LMTV OPEN CALL: 2019 DREAMS FOR HUMANITY & ATTİLA İLHAN

The Light Millennium Television | LMTV Special
Immediate Release
OPEN CALL On–Camera Poetry Reading & Short Presentations for:

•  NEW YORK’TA ŞİİRLERİYLE ATTİLA İLHAN
•  2019 DREAMS FOR HUMANITY
In Celebrating of the World Poetry Day’s 20th Anniversary (UNESCO, 1999) & the 19th Anniversary of The Light Millennium Television | LMTV through QPTV since January 2000…
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Event: PEACE, WOMAN, SECURITY & SECULARISM – on April 11, NYC

Event on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Draft Concept Note
Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution
S/RES/1325 (2000) & In support of the SDG#5, SDG#16 and SDG#17

INTRODUCTION:
This event aims to support and create awareness on the United Nations Security Council Resolution #1325 (2000) in correlation with the concept of “Secularism”, which is the missing key component of the #1325 framework. It also aims to introduce the SDGS#5, 16 and 17 to the general public in conjunction with the #1325 towards the attainment of the 2030 Development Agenda.
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BİNLERCE KADIN NEW YORK SOKAKLARINI DOLDURDU…

NEW YORK’TA KADIN YÜRÜŞÜ’NÜN 3. GERÇEKLEŞTİ…
19 Ocak 2019 Cumartesi Günü Kadınlar Washingtion DC ve New York City de yürüdüler. New York City de Women’s March Alliance tarafından düzenlenen Kadın Yürüyüşü, 11:00 de 72.Cadde ve Central Park West’ten başladı ve 44.Cadde ve 6.Avenue da saat 13:00 de sona erdi.
Women’s March – Kadın Marşı –  19 Ocak 2019
Yazı ve FotoğraflarFatma AYTAÇ, Kırmızı Biber Derneği – Kurucu Üyesi ve Derneğin
Birleşmiş Milletler/ECOSOC’a Temsilcisi
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THE RIGHT TO PEACE: WOMEN AND YOUTH THROUGH CULTURE

First Ladies High-Level Forum
at the #UNGA 73rd Session
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE –
SDG#16 | 21 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

I was privileged being a keynote speaker at the First Ladies High-Level Forum in correlation with the #UNGA73 First Ladies High-Level Forum along with the celebration of the International Day of Peace in New York City on Friday, September 21, 2018.
The presented title of my speech is: “WE HAVE A PROBLEM… AND, THE SOLUTION…”

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“RURAL AND URBAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES”

#TIMEIsNOW: RURAL AND URGAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES |
International Women’s Day
Dated: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Venue: GA Hall,UNHQ, New YorK
The Event is organized by UN WOMEN Under this year’s theme, Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives, events around the world will capture the vibrant work of activists and their mobilization for change.
Report & Photos by SHIRISH BOHARA, The Light Millennium, Youth
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information

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“EN BÜYÜK MOTİVASYON KAYNAĞIM ATATÜRK”

Bilim insanı Canan Dağdeviren BM’de konuştu:
EN BÜYÜK MOTİVASYON KAYNAĞIM ATATÜRK
 Yazan: Naci KAPTAN
Harvard Genç Akademi Üyeliği’ne seçilen ilk Türk Dr. Canan Dağdeviren, 11 Şubat Uluslararası Bilimde Kadın ve Kız Çocukları Günü’nde Birleşmiş Milletler’de (BM) bir konuşma yaptı. Dağdeviren konuşmasında, En büyük motivasyon kaynağım Atatürk dedi.
11 Şubat Uluslararası Bilimde Kadın ve Kız Çocukları Günü dolayısıyla BM Ekonomik ve Sosyal Konsey salonunda düzenlenen ‘Barış ve Kalkınma için Bilimde Eşitlik ve Denklik’ temalı iki gün süren toplantılar düzenlendi. [Read more…]
"The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum For Friendship and Peace" project joined, and has been produced under the umbrealla of The Light Millennium Organization effective on October 15, 2015.