Tagged: UN Women

NEWS: CSW61: Roadmap To Women’s Participation In Economy

UN Member States today committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital step to achieving sustainable development. This strong pledge to women’s economic empowerment came at the closing of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)…

BLOG: Celebrating International Women’s Day By Getting Ready For CSW60

Celebrating International Women’s Day in New York, because one day is not enough to tackle the massive challenges threatening women empowerment. And in just a few days time, the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women commences – where I will do my best to empower and inspire decision-makers…

NEWS: Gender Chart: Women Progress 2015

The 2015 Gender Chart, an addendum to the UN Secretary-General’s 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report, focuses not just on Goal 3, which calls for gender equality and women’s empowerment, but also tracks how gender equality is impacted by the remaining seven MDGs. By looking at the other goals from a gender perspective, the Gender Chart also emphasizes the inter-linkages between the goals and gender equality and women’s empowerment, in making progress on development and in achieving the MDGs…

BLOG: Advocacy Successes 2015

2015 has been a busy year as we have traveled the world for our advocacy work. Did we achieve anything? Have our efforts made any difference?

BLOG: Our Written Statement at CSW59

Alcohol is a major obstacle to women empowerment, gender equality and the achievement of the promises made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in 1995. Read our Statement to CSW59 and find all related sources…

BLOG: Introducing Our Parallel Event At United Nations CSW58

The great line-up of amazing speakers who will address the three major epidemics burdening women and girls; and they’ll do this in ground-breaking fashion…

BLOG: Ending Gender-Based Violence In Public Spaces

The prevalence of these forms of violence make the public space a restricted area for women and girls, eliminating freedom and the human right to participate in the cultural and social life of a community. Alcohol harm, like gender-based violence in public spaces, clearly is a threat to democracy and a rich, fulfilled, free life…

BLOG: United Nations Day Is…

… IOGT International day, as well, and here is a brief summary of the reasons why that’s the case. I feel inspired by all that work and celebrating UN Day means cherishing all the heart-driven efforts by every single member of IOGT International…