February 2012

Week One: The Work Plan

February 28, 2012

Labour Women are meeting every morning at 8 a.m. to strategize on the activities and events scheduled each day.

Jane Hodges Director of the ILO Bureau for Gender Equality

February 28, 2012

Jane Hodges Director of the Bureau for Gender Equality at the International Labour Office in Geneva spoke to labour women at the Tuesday morning debrief. Jane wanted to highlight several issues and refer to some relevant documents that would be useful for the work ahead such as:

Draft Agreed Conclusions - Labour Perspectives

February 29, 2012

Adwoa Sakyi, International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF), Regional Coordinator for Africa, IUF Agricultural Workers Trade Group, Ghana is one of the participants of this year's gloabal labour women delegation in New York for this session of the UN CSW

“Stop Violence Against Women by Implementing International Standards.”

February 29, 2012

Le SCEP participe à la 56e session de la Commission de la condition de la femme des Nations Unies

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Ending the Silence: the impact of early and forced marriage on rural girls (Tues, Feb 28)

February 29, 2012

This session dealt with the issue of child and forced marriage. Speakers represented countries (ie UK, Finland, Australia) and NGOs (ie PLAN) commited to eradicating child/forced marriages.

The ILO, CSW56 and inclusion of the words "decent work"

February 29, 2012

Jane Hodges, Director of the ILO Bureau for Gender Equality (GENDER) speaks about this year's UNCSW, its theme as well as the importance of including the words "decent work" in the Agreed Conclusions. (Apologies for poor sound quality)

Empower Me and I Will Do the Rest!

February 29, 2012

On Feb. 27, I was in possession of the Golden Key – the Canadian Labour Congress UN General Assembly Pass.  It is my first time attending this incredible gathering and the pass will be shared with first-time delegates throughout the week.  This afternoon was my day – February 27, 2012.

Empowering Women and their role in poverty eradication

February 29, 2012

On Feb. 27, I attended a session which focused on Empowering Women and their role in poverty eradication. The event was co-sponsored by the Temple of Understanding, United Religious Initiative & Woman’s program of Religions for Peace

Follow that money! March 1 workshop promises to be engaging!

February 29, 2012

Do not miss! Join us Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army's Main Auditorium (221 East 52nd Street).

Organized by Education International/Global Unions and Swedish Women's Lobby - in consultative status with ECOSOC.

Don't miss the March 2 session: Political Empowerment of Rural Women to End Poverty

February 29, 2012

Date:         Friday March 2, 2012

Time:        4:30pm – 6:00 pm

Venue:      The Hardin Room, 11th Floor room, the Church Centre of the United Nations (CCUN), 1st Ave & 44th St

With Panelists: