Union women from around the world are preparing to attend the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW61), taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13-24 March 2017.
The priority theme for UNCSW61 will be: “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”.
The Global Unions have jointly prepared and submitted a Statement to the UNCSW61: Unions are Central to Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work
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.
"Rural Women Think Green and Act Green" - CSW Side Event on March 05 - Attached is the keynote address by Dr Palitha Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka
While delegates to CSW 56 celebrated International Women's Day at the UN, a Canadian newspaper reported:
This morning at the NGO briefing session, NGOs were made aware of a situation regarding Itanian women's participation at CSW 56
This was a very graphic and disturbing presentation. Panelists included the founder and workers of the Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) as well as a young woman who was a victim of an acid attack.
What is acid violence?
On Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (New York time (GMT-4)) there will be a live webcast observance of International Women's Day 2012: "Empower Rural Women - End Hunger and Poverty"
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