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Thursday, March 01, 2012

This session included delegates from Denmark, Ireland, Portugal and Belgium.  The topic was focused on how each country was adopting policies that would make it more possible for gender equality in that country. Speakers focused on the pay gap which is sitting at 17.6%.  While they have achieved equal pay legislation the gap has more to do with the complex set of problems&nb

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

At the Bejing Women's World Conference,  a target of 30 per cent of women in Public Administration was established. In the 17 years since that World Conference, the numbers have been slow to change and some governments have made concerted efforts to increase women's participation in Public Administration.

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Women's organizations and trade unions from Canada and Quebec have a large presence at the UNCSW and are working hard to bring a strong message about the challenges faced by women in rural and remote communities, as well as Aboriginal women.  Our vision for empowering rural women and ensuring their economic security includes access to decent work, education and public services, access to s

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Several sisters from the Trade Union delegation at UNCSW 56 attended a session on Wednesday, February 29, sponsored by Norway, titled:  “Equality Between Men and Women---The Nordic Way”.  Michelle Bachelet, Director of UN Women, was one of the speakers, as well as representatives from each the 5 Nordic countries:  Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Video ClipSusan Alzner, Consultant on Climate Finance, UN Non‐Governmental Liaison Service (UN‐NGLS) spoke about how she stays grounded in her work thanks to Constance Okollet who said in Cancun “They talk about billions of dollars needed to fight climate change – in my village, I just need a hose”

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Wednesday, 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.

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