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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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June 25, 2013

Why I'm wearing orange

by Anna Folz

Why am I wearing Orange?

After graduating from high school I spent a year abroad, most of my time being spent in Guatemala.  I saw so much frustration in the eyes of the woman and children there.  So often family members abused the women and girls. I could see it in the eyes of mothers, in the eyes of young girls.  I worked in a medical clinic and saw the physical trauma they faced on a routine basis. It is so important that we work to provide healthcare for those who are less fortunate, help protect others ...

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October 10, 2012

International Day of the Girl

Below is a release from the Department of State about the First-ever International Day of the Girl. 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson

For Immediate Release October 10, 2012
2012/1614
 
Remarks
 
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
To A Group of Visiting Girl Scouts in Honor of
The First-ever International Day of the Girl
 
October 10, 2012
Washington, D.C.
George C. Marshall Center
 
Please click here to learn more about the new public and private initiatives marking the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child.
 
AMBASSADOR VERVEER:  Well, good morning, everyone.  And let me add ...

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July 24, 2012

Outcomes from the 56th Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women has recommended that the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations approve draft language on the following topics:

Detailed language on each of these areas are available in the full report ...

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March 7, 2012

CSW Advocacy Update

The Ecumenical Women Advocacy Committee met yesterday and updated our advocacy asks for the remainder of the Commission on the Status of Women. 

 

Find a complete list of updates here.

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