AWID Executive Director’s Speech at the CSW59 Opening Session

AWID Executive Director’s Speech at the CSW59 Opening Session

VIA Association for Women's Rights in Development Thank you Madam Chairperson and distinguished UN and government leaders. I would like to focus my speech on five key messages, which have been shaped by hundreds of women from around the world. Firstly, let’s celebrate. Today, I celebrate women - lesbians, black, indigenous, urban and rural women living in conditions of poverty, workers, disabled women, young and elders, trans & intersex people, leaders from different generations. I celebrate the relentless and tireless work of women and girls, organized in all our diversity, in different groups…Read more
Gender News 11/03/15

Gender News 11/03/15

Hope everyone had a great International Women's Day and took a moment to reflect on the progress toward gender equality!   Here's whats making gender news at the moment...   "World Leaders Pledge to Achieve Gender Equality by 2030" - Updates from the CSW: The Guardian "World leaders have pledged action to fully implement laws designed to protect women’s rights and end discriminatory practices, following weeks of closed-door discussions that have been criticised by women’s rights activists. At the opening of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York on…Read more

NGO CSW Parallel Event Registration Deadline

Registration deadline is 12 December 2014 (midnight EST). This year, everyone must register to attend the NGO CSW Forum. Parallel Events will be held from 9-20 March 2015. Consultation Day will be held on 8 March 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Apollo Theater. Reception will be held 10 March 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Armenian Convention Center's Ballroom.Read more