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The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will meet from March 10 – 21, 2014 in New York. This functional commission will make recommendations on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.” Sources of information about the Commission include:
Marsha Landrith shared this photo of a banner that the Lake County Crisis Center in Lakeview, Oregon will display on the 25th day of each month to mark an Orange Day as a witness calling for the end of violence against women.
How are you observing Orange Days?
Debbie Braaksma, Africa Area Coordinator; Jeff Boyd, Regional Liason for Central Africa and I traveled to Kananga and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo this week to meet with Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC) and Presbyterian Community of Kinshasa (CPK) church partners. In Kinshasa, we were joined by Christi Boyd, Facilitator for Women and Children’s Concerns for the PC(USA) in the region.
We had the opportunity to visit Presbyterian schools, hospitals supported by the PC(USA) and meet with church leaders about community development, health, evangelism, education and many other issues.
We also had the opportunity to speak ...
In July last year the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaimed every 25th of the month as Orange Day. Initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, worldwide activities implemented on this day by UN country offices and civil society organizations strive to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year, on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.
Under the heading ‘Safe Spaces for Women and Girls ...