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"Women are not the problem. Women are the solution."
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women’s Executive Director, reminded those gathered for Ecumenical Women at the United Nations orientation for the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women of this reality.
She went on to note that "You cannot end poverty without empowering women." Her presentation focused on the theme of the Commission: "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls."
Noting the connection between ending violence against women and girls and achieving empowerment and development of women and girls, Ms ...
On Friday afternoon, an advocacy delegation from Ecumenical Women visited the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations.
The delegation met with Ambassador Shin Dong-Ik, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. From the ambassador, they learned about Korea's work on the Security Council. They shared Ecumenical Women's talking points for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women:
Who is here?
What is our task?
What will we do to achieve that task?
What else will happen?
Around a Christ candle, in the Fellowship Hall of New York's Church of the Covenant, Presbyterian participants in the 57th Commission on the Status of Women gathered on Friday, March 1 to explore these and related questions.
Who is here?
A significant portion of the afternoon and evening was spent meeting one another and building the community. A generationally and ethnically diverse group, the Presbyterian participants come from across the country. Most are members and leaders of Presbyterian Women on ...
Women (and some men) from around the world and from across the United States have gathered in New York for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Presbyterians and our ecumenical partners are among the number.
The CSW will meet from March 4 through 15 to "evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide." Presbyterians, along with representatives of other NGOs, advocate at the meeting in order to shape the recommendations of the CSW.
Here are some ways to follow ...
The 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women begins on March 4, 2013 at the United Nations. For Presbyterians attending the Commission, the experience begins with an orientation tomorrow, March 1, at the Church of the Covenant.
Here is information about the Commission:
The Commission on the Status of Women (hereafter referred to as “CSW” or “the Commission”) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations ...
From our partners at Ecumenical Advocacy Days:
While all Senators need to hear from religious advocates about our support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), it is especially critical that people of faith from Iowa, Texas, Arizona, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Alabama call their Senators NOW as the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on VAWA at 10:00 am Thursday morning!
In November, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), introduced S. 1925 to reauthorize this critical piece of legislation for an additional five years. It will be considered in committee on Thursday, February 2, and ...