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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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Wednesday, 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

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Wednesday, 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.

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Wednesday, 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.

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Wednesday, 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.

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