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Monday, February 27, 2012

Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose held a round table session today, Feb. 27, with four Canadian delegates and two NGO representatives as part of their 56th session of the UNCSW. I was fortunate to be included. In my comments, I focused on violence against women and girls, and most specifically, rural females.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Why Must Women Leave Home?
The Push Factors of Rural Women’s Migration.

Corporate land grabbing, the impacts of climate change such as floods, severe storms and drought; lack of decent job opportunities and high levels of work informality; rural poverty; lack of quality public services; gender and racial discrimination, war...

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Women rural workers: Organising for social change - transforming lives and livelihoods

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Trade union delegation - UNCSW2011
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Commission

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) is the principal global policy-making body on gender equality at the United Nations.  The Commission prepares recommendations and reports on urgent problems and general issues of women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"The economic empowerment of rural women workers through rights at work, education and public investment"

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