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SESSION PENDING APPROVAL OF ‘AGREED CONCLUSIONS’ ON RURAL WOMEN

March 9, 2012

The Commission on the Status of Women today sent a strong message to ensure that gender equality was woven tightly into a blanket of initiatives spanning armed conflict to natural disaster assistance, as it approved seven draft texts, one by recorded vote, to be sent to the Economic and Social Council for adoption.

Commission on the Status of Women 56th session

March 9, 2012
  1. Draft decision: Ending female genital mutilation:  E/CN.6/2012/L.1 The Commission was informed that the draft decision contained no programme budget implications.

5th Women’s World Conference in 2015?!

March 9, 2012

A proposal to held a 5th Women’s World Conference in 2015 will be put forward to the General Assembly of the UN on behalf of Secretary Seneral mr. Ban Ki-moon and on behalf of President of the General Assembly, mr Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. Early this morning at the last NGO Briefing Ms.

CSW56 Compilation Document March 2

March 8, 2012

This the latest compilation text being negotiated by governments at CSW 56. By 4:00 pm 7 March, delegates were discussing section S in the “first reading”. To download it click here

Part II - Hundreds of Women Hit the Streets of Manhattan for International Women's Day

March 8, 2012

Song Lyrics

Gonna keep on moving forward (3x)

Never turning back, never turning back

Gonna stand with rural women (3x)

Never turning back, never turning back 

Bringing light to all nations (3x)

Never turning back, never turning back 

Gonna work for women's freedom (3x) 

Never turning back, never turning back

Arrestation d’Iraniennes pour militantisme au sein de la CCF

March 8, 2012

Voici une déclaration sur le droit des femmes iraniennes de participer à la CCF qui a été lue par une consœur, au nom des militantes iraniennes, au cours de la séance d’information matinale des ONG. Des copies de cette déclaration ont été distribuées pendant les célébrations de l’ONU marquant la Journée internationale de la femme.

« Distinguées déléguées à la réunion de la CCF,

Movement Building for Political Power: Experiences for Kenyan Women Based on the Sex Boycott

March 7, 2012

In 2008, women issues were ignored by the media and the government didn't pay much attention either. 

International Women's Day 2012 - Message from UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet

March 7, 2012

On International Women's Day, 8 March 2012, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet calls for women's equal participation in all spheres of life as fundamental to democracy and justice.