February 2012

March 2 session: Women Rural Workers - Organising for Social Change, transforming lives and livelihoods

February 29, 2012

Be part of an exciting agenda for change: Join us on Friday, March 2 and see how the sisters are doing it for themselvces.

Take part in an interactive debate with women activists and leaders from trade union and civil society.

12:30 to 2 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Salvation Army, 221 East 52nd Street

Interpretation provided in English, Spanish and French

Combating the Effects of Climate Change on Rural Women

February 29, 2012

Well it's clear – the incredible challenges women face when dealing with climate change is creating leaders! Women leaders. 

Enabling rural women's economic empowerment: institutions, opportunities and participation.

February 29, 2012

I was the lucky recipient of the golden key to the UN General Assembly session the morning of Feb. 28. I must admit to be in awe as I entered the room and see the tables with seats identified  for countries around the globe. I made my way to the front corner of the room in order to be in  a good position to hear the women speaking on the panel.

Economic Justice: a Prerequisite for Women’s Access to and Control over Resources, Association of African Women for Research an

February 29, 2012

On Feb. 28, 2012 I had the privilege of attending a conference in the Chapel of the UN Church Centre.  The conference addressed the issue of poverty and land ownership in Africa.

The panel consisted of four African Women speaking from the African perspective to make the world understand the gender issue to land access and economic empowerment of rural women.

Ending the silence: The impact of early and forced marriage on girls.

February 29, 2012

This was a powerful event which was sponsored by Plan International.  The room was overflowing with people of all ages including a significant number of young girls.  The many expressions that crossed their faces were telling.

Le Québec à la 56e session en condition féminine de l’ONU à New York

February 29, 2012

Marcelle Perron, Vice-présidente, représentante des femmes à la FTQ  et présidente du Conseil régional du Saguenay Lac St-Jean, interroge la Ministre Ambrose sur la situation économique et sociale des femmes rurales au Canada.

Norway: Equality Between Men and Women

February 29, 2012

Opening Remarks: Nordic countries discuss measures undertaken in their respective countries to implement gender equality with UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet 

Reporter: Cindi Foreman CUPW-STTP

Bachelet holds Swedish teacher union badge!

February 29, 2012

During the informative session on the priority theme for the UN CSW 57th in 2013 on Violence Against Women, Vice President of EI-Latin America, Brigida Rivera from Nicaragua and the Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet spoke about the importance of quality education and decent work.