Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea to Address CSW On Ebola Impact in West Africa

Liberia along with Sierra Leone and Guinea will today, March 18, 2015, lead a joint panel discussion under the topic "Bending The Curve," at the ongoing 59th Session on the Commission of The status of Women (CSW) held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, USA. The discussion will focus on the impact of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on women and girls in the affected Manor River Union (MRU) countries while the panelists for the Mano River Union (MRU) side event will include Liberia's Minister of Gender, Children and Social…Read more

Women’s rights activists using social media to get their message out

News from the CSW Hashtag activism has helped to propel women’s rights to the forefront of political agendas, bringing attention to issues often under-reported by mainstream media, panellists have told an event at the UN in New York. Social media has helped women to share experiences of sexual violence, such as on the HarassMap platform, launched in Egypt, and has kept international attention focused on events that have slipped off the news agenda, such as the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, launched in 2014 after the abduction of more than 300 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria. The…Read more
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

Application for NGO Delegates to CSW59

Australian Delegation to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Call for NGO Delegate Applications Applications close 11:59pm 2 November 2014   The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is seeking applications from interested individuals and representatives of non-government organisations to be included on the official Australian Government delegation to the 59th session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) to be held from 9-20 March 2015.   Whilst all applicants will be assessed based on their individual merits, in…Read more
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