1. Virtual Convention can be enjoyed in the comfort of our homes
2. Members can watch the Convention while taking tea/coffee, lunch, snacks etc while sitting in their homes
3 For 2 days, they can plan to go out in evenings or next weekend
4. In 3 years I am sure our Members can spare 2 days to watch & enjoy the Convention
5. It is the right of Members to get this Convention, participate & vote for the changes in the Constitution
6. Age has nothing to do with Virtual Convention
7. All working people have holidays on weekends. So no question of working day
8. If Senior Citizens cannot handle the links for the Convention, surely someone in the family or IW friends can help them
9. If lockdowns continue even in April, all the more reason to be at home and watch the convention proceedings
10. Convention is a time to celebrate, to enjoy the various sessions.
11. This Convention is a very Special Convention. There are 2/3 channels just like TV.
12. Voting Delegates will be participating
13. Other Members can see other channels like Entertainment, Exhibition of Best Projects, Indian Bazaar, Activities like sari tying, yoga , tour of the magnificent Jaipur.
14. Get a 3D real life experience of the Jaipur Convention Centre
15. Most importantly — for the first time ever – if Members for some reason are not able to watch the convention, they can see it at their convenience. All channels will keep showing the entire proceedings all 24 hours for about 15 days after the Convention
16. All this at a bare minimum charge of INR 3500 – about 36 £ . ( ca NOK 440,- ) We spend far larger amounts on our other comforts.
So please PROMOTE OUR CONVENTION AND LEAD THE CHANGE TO REGISTER THE HIGHEST NUMBERS EVER IN ANY CONVENTION .
I want at least 100 registrations from each country
All the best IIW president Bina Vyas
Bladet er naturlig nok skrevet på engelsk og inneholder masse nytt og interessant stoff fra hele verden. Her finner du mye informasjon og bakgrunnsstoff både om prosjekter og annet fra vår store Internasjonale organisasjon. Dette kan jo være nyttig å vite for egen del, og også i klubbsammenheng.
No 1 IIW Web Magazine 2020-2021
Tiden går fort og Convention i Australia i april 2018 nærmer seg raskere enn man skulle tro. Det er nå sendt ut reisetilbud til alle, håper vi. Har du tenkt på å delta?
Australiareiser har kommet med et pakketilbud på reise og opphold hvor vi drar fra Oslo 8. april og hjem igjen 17. april. Foreløpig pris er satt til ca kr 25000,-
Avgift til Convention lyder på $ 715 hvis du melder deg på før den 10.oktober. Ved senere påmelding øker avgiften med 100 dollar.
Det blir jo en kostbar reise, men sikkert også en opplevelse for livet! Les mer om Convention i Melbourne her!
Her finner du også påmeldingsskjema til Convention og reisetilbud fra Australiareiser etc.
Mange spennende begivenheter forgår i regi av Inner Wheel over hele verden. Resultatene fra valget i International Inner Wheel 2016-17 kom for en tid siden, og Norge er fremdeles representert i The Board ved Board Director Sissel Høihjelle Michelsen. Se bildet helt bakerst. Vi gratulerer henne med vervet!
Se flere lenker under nyhetssøk «International Inner Wheel» til venstre på forsiden vår.
Videre har RISO Grete Eriksen lagt ut nytt fra prosjektet vårt i Blånildalen. De trenger fremdeles babytepper, så fint om du sjekker ut dette under menypunktet «Prosjektene»
Safia y Abdi Haase
International Inner Wheel is proud of having Safia Y Abdi Haase among us. When Safia became a member of the IWC of Fredriksten, District 31, Norway last year, the members nationwide knew more about her than she knew about them. Because when Safia’s broad smile and happy face appeared on TV, people listened. While she talked her face became solemn, because her message was grave and of utmost importance: END FGM! Female Genital Mutilation is the right word for what was commonly known as circumcision. Circumcision is a too weak word for the mutilation of the female genital parts that actually takes place.
Who is this woman who has won the hearts of so many?
Safia came as a refugee from Somalia with her 3 daughters and no education in 1992 and by 1998 she had already appeared on TV, After settling in Harstad up North, she started on her education from scratch. She could speak English, but not write it. She learnt Norwegian, completed secondary school, and became a qualified, registered nurse. Later she learnt project management and took a Master’s degree in International Welfare and Health Policy.
Since 2005 she has been involved in health-related work within the Amathea Foundation This foundation works among immigrant women both in Norway and in Africa and Asia. Safia has been particularly involved in female and reproductive health and with her main focus on FGM among Somali women and girls, but also with other groups of women affected with the same problems. She is also engaged outside the Amathea platform with more personal groups, especially one in Kenya.
It all started with a phone call from Harstad Hospital on 14 April 1993.
A young Somali woman was about to give birth to her first child, Safia was summoned to interpret. Neither the doctor, the midwife, nor the public health officer knew the situation of the patient. She had been infubilated with a very little opening in her vulva, the worst kind of FGM. (An infubilated woman has to be opened by her husband by sexual intercourse and penetrated daily so as to keep the vulva open. Some men use their knife for this. Some men send their wife to a traditional midwife to do this secretly. Nowadays most women are opened in a hospital.)There was only a small hole where the head of the baby should appear. It was so narrow that the midwife while trying to palpate her, couldn’t put her finger in. There was panic in the hospital. A gynaecologist was sent for, but the birth had already started, the baby wasn’t breathing from lack of air when coming out, compressions were performed and then the baby was transported by emergency flight to the University Hospital in Tromsø. The baby was alive but severely brain damaged.
As Safia says herself, «I decided to open my mouth», and since then she has not kept quiet! She has been involved in numerous tasks. Among them helping the Norwegian Government framing a policy against FGM since 2000, and she is commonly known as an ambassador in the struggle against all sorts of violence towards the female body. She is proud of being an activist for the Rights of Women and against violence against women, normally divided into four areas:
1 Women in War and Conflict, 2 Domestic Violence, 3 Trafficking, and 4 FGM
She is also a member of a nationally appointed group working against racism and for understanding between cultures. I addition she was among the initiative takers to have a special day devoted to the awareness of FGM since 2009.
Safia has been awarded several prizes and honorary citizenships for her work and engagement, being a role model and for her publications. The list is too long to mention here; the highest ranking award was given her by the King of Norway that made Safia, Knight of St. Olav’s Order, First Class for her commitment for integration, cultural understanding and equality in the increasingly multicultural Norwegian society on 3 October 2014.
And Safia is still active, and more than that, for women in need.
By Board Director Sissel Høihjelle Michelsen