Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Nathan Jumper and Amelie Clemot
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women/New York and the NGO Committee on Mental Health recently held a panel session in the UN community on the relation between gender equality and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are currently divided into four categories: cancers, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. (Interestingly, a recent Harvard study has listed Mental Health as a fifth category of NCD. However, this is not yet recognized in other official venues.) One of the central discussions at the panel was the economic impact of NCDs. Simply put, they are ...
Saturday, April 25 is an Orange Day to work and witness for an end to violence against women and girls.
This month, the UNiTE Campaign calls all men and boys to wear orange to show your support for efforts to end violence against women and girls, and join the global movement for gender equality by becoming a HeforShe.
On Friday, we can all wear orange - take a photo - tweet the photo - post the photo on Instagram and Facebook. Use the hashtag - #OrangeDay.
On Friday, men and boys can become a #HeForShe.
We can all find ways to work to end ...
This story originally appeared in the Presbyterian News Service. Thanks to our colleague Rick Jones for writing this story!
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made an oral statement yesterday to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Ryan Smith, Presbyterian representative to the United Nations, presented the statement during Wednesday’s General Debate session. For the past week and a half, the Commission has been reviewing achievements and challenges since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a major policy document on gender equality, was adopted 20 years ago.
The statement acknowledged ...
Beth Olker, member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) delegation to the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and student at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, reflects on her experience.
I am right smack dab in the middle of my two-week journey as a PC(USA) delegate to the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. The commission this year is reviewing the statement on the Beijing Platform, a product of the Commission on the Status of Women in 1995.
This week has been a blur. A blur of meetings, panels, worship, building ...