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Winners of Voices of Women Worldwide Successful Achievements Award 2014

voww award 2014
My Dear Cecilia
Thank you for the wonderful work you achieved in 2014.
Attached you will find your Successful Achievement Award 2014 … which is being promoted on VOWW’s SUCCESSFUL ACHIEVEMENTS 2014 Online Magazine which will be released next week, and found on major social media websites … to inspire and motivate !
VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE IN. & VOWW-TV is dedicated to creating a strong global “community” multimedia social network, uniting women, young girls and children (the future generation) worldwide — with strong voices to tell their stories and find solutions to problems, as unique individuals within their urban and rural societies worldwide.

VOWW members, nearly 1,700 spread across 120+ countries are committed to enhancing gender equality and female empowerment, by inviting and working with “the voiceless” (women, young girls, boys and children) to tell their stories via the Worldwide Web Internet multimedia (i.e. WebTV, radio, photos/print, video clips and DVDs, including all the new technologies being invented, etc.,) so they are aware of their personal human rights in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We welcome your assistance in promoting Voices of Women Worldwide Inc. website with friends by inviting them to join at – so we can grow in numbers ! Its free and by invitation only !
Wishing you a successful 2015 …
Peace and Love,
Vinanti Sarkar (Castellarin) Founder/President, New York headquarters + 120+ countries)
VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE INC., & VOWW-TV “strong voices for the voiceless”
From Cecilia:

Dear Vinanti,

Thank you for this award. I am honored and humbled by the caliber of other award winners including Black civil rights professors from Columbia university and other incredible women in different fields.

🙂 The “Graffiti Whinge Master” (joke) and I hope the future of our art will be about using graffiti skills as an entry level opportunity to inspire others to the higher arts of writing and ancient calligraphy for millions sitting in different kinds of slum and oppression worldwide.

As a protest art form graffiti is already at its pinnacle in international arena from the anti-Vietnam war, Nuclear disarmament and Berlin Wall of the past to the 2014 Hong kong pro-democracy umbrella protest. 🙂

I look forward to doing more with for its upcoming UN affiliated culture events.

I am confident the artists from the Academia in Italy also support the visions of greater equality and creative representation for women in the European fine art tradition; of which they are the undisputed Master Tradition. I thank them for their encouragement and creative inputs as our technical labs for future exhibitions.

Namaste. Thank you for your graciousness.

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the other winners of Voww.TV’s 2014 Successful Achievements Award and many more winners will be featured in a special Voww.TV e-magazine:


Ms. Khedija Arfaoui (Tunisia)
I am a Tunisian retired professor of American Studies, Women’s Studies and Human Rights.
I majored in American and Women’s Studies from the University of Tunis (B.A., Certificate of Aptitude to Research, Ph.D.) and from George Washington University (M. Phil.) I joined civil society in the mid-1980s and worked extensively to promote environmental and women’s concerns through grassroots movements including service as President of the Association of Development and Protection ofthe Environment and Secretary General of the Association of Tunisian Womenfor Research and Development. In the meantime, I joined the TunisianLeague of Human Rights, the Association of Tunisian Women for Research onDevelopment (AFTURD),becoming an active member of it before also joining the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD), Amnesty International,the Coalition Against Death Penalty and the Tunisian Association of the United Nations (TAUN). I am currently writing a book about Tunisianwomen prior and after the Arab Spring.

Women’s right are central to Actionaid’s Human Rights Based Approach. Actionaid believes that the eradication of poverty and injustice will simply not be possible without securing equality and rights for women. She also understands that women living in poverty face double oppression because of their poverty and their gender and that causes of female poverty can be different to causes of poverty in general. For example, men may have property rights where women have none. As such, approaches to tackling poverty need to be gender specific.

Zambian’s Western Province is well known for its vast expanse of the Barotseland plains which stretches like a water body and yet it’s just dry land. The indigenous people are mostly farmers who do subsistence farming hence the alarming rate of poverty and the worst affected are the women, youth and children. However, rice growing which is produced in large scale and fishing are seasonal and that leaves the people for most part of the year with nothing much to do to subsidize on their income.

Economic growth is crucial in all societies and yet in most economies the contribution of women through informal work is not considered as productive work in the economy by Governments. For instance women that work at their homes, are not considered to be doing anything productive because the type of work they do is unpayable and yet it helps to uplift the livelihood of their families. Many women are the agricultural backbone of their families and they produce basically as much as they can for home consumption.

VOWWJaya Kamlani

Ms. Jaya Kamlani: A Columbia University India and Black civil rights lecturer and a Senior Technology Consultant in Silicon. (Atlanta, USA)
Born by candlelight in August 1947, Jaya Kamlani and her family are among the millions displaced by the Partition of India. She transports readers to post-British Raj Bombay, now known as Mumbai, with sweet and spiced vignettes of family traditions, convent school capers, and the taste of first love.

In 1969, Jaya gets an opportunity to further her studies in America. She recounts this pivotal period of activism – a time when civil rights, women’s rights and anti-war sentiments become mainstream. With newfound freedom, she rebels against the Indian tradition of arranged marriage and launches an exciting career in New York. Years later, as a senior staff member, she confronts the glass ceiling at a large Silicon Valley technology company. She also details her family’s experience during 9/11 and what inspired her to begin a new chapter in her life as a writer.

In the book, Jaya thoughtfully explores how cultural exposures and personal experiences shape her views of patriarchy, justice, and war. Her spirited candor and ceaseless determination will inspire others to overcome their inhibitions and embrace new frontiers. Jaya has come a long way since her convent girl school days.
Visit for the “Scent of Yesterday” soundtrack, “Tough Love” book trailer, interviews, photos, book excerpts, and the latest news
VIDEO highlights from my talk at Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) First Annual Literary Festival @Columbia University, Nov. 8, 2014. My presentation was focused on violence towards women and children.
Recent History in South Asia panel: Jaya Kamlani, Neil Padukone, Mahmood Mamdani, Gary Bass and Mitra Kalita (moderator).
Key speakers: Salman Rushdie, Mira Nair, Aasif Mandvi, Ayad Akhtar.


Ms.Anne Edelstam (Sweden)
Swedish author, Anne Edelstam, is currently in Egypt to present her recently published book ‘Three Ladies in Cairo’, a fictionalised true story of three Swedish women: Grandmother Hilda, mother Ingrid, and the author Anne Edelstam, herself, residing in Egypt for three generations. The book offers deep insights and extended perceptions on Egypt’s politics, economics, social and religious traditions, from the vantage points of the outsiders – strangers living within as insiders, among friends and fellow Egyptians. On the occasion of her visit, the Embassy interviewed Anne Edelstam to learn more about her exciting story of the city of Cairo as she used to know it.
1. ‘Three Ladies in Cairo’ tackles the twentieth century’s social changes in Egypt, up to the first free elections in June 2012. Tell us more why have you decided to write this book?
I wrote the first book about Egypt in Swedish after the 9/11 acts of terrorism in New York, noticing an increasing islamophobia in the West after that. Having only heard positive things about Egypt from both my grandfather (who worked there as a judge at the Mixed Courts) and my mother (who grew up there) and having had such good experiences there myself, I wanted to rectify the general idea about the Middle East and about Egypt in particular. The book was published in Sweden in 2005 and was a sociological/historical account of Egypt.
Later I realized that there were misunderstandings on both sides, so I decided to write another book in English addressing an international audience and changing style of writing. ‘Three ladies in Cairo’ is therefore written like a novel – although based on a true story – to suit a younger audience as well. It follows my Swedish roots from the beginning of the 20th century, to Egypt until June 2012.

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