Thank you Cable 14

Soroptimist International of Dundas Ancaster Flamborough would like to extend our thanks to Linda Rourke and the team at Cable 14 for hosting our President on Hamilton Life this morning. Brooke was the first guest of the morning, and the show airs at noon today. If you’d like to find out more about Soroptimist and […]

CSW57: Agreed Conclusions

“At the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women welcomes the outcome of the meeting. The Agreed Conclusions are a testimony to the commitment of Member States to do the right thing, to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls. In the last two weeks during the […]

One Woman

This year, International Women’s Day focuses on ending violence against women — a gross human rights violation that affects up to 7 in 10 women and a top priority for UN Women. As commemorations are underway in all corners of the globe, “One Woman” reminds us that together, we can overcome violence and discrimination: “We […]

CSW57: Panel 2

Today I had the privilege of attending Panel 2: Multi-sectoral services and responses for women and girls subjected to violence with moderator: Mr. Filippo Cinti, Vice-Chair of the Commission (Italy). It was located in the North Lawn Building at the United Nations. The discussion was fascinating and the use of A/V and translation was extremely helpful but […]

CSW57: Positions

I attended the Canadian debriefing session at the UN. It was held with the negotiating team from the Ministry for Status of Women and am pleased to report that the Canadian delegation confirmed with us today that they will be advocating for inclusion of the language women and girls in the resolutions and that gender […]

NGO Forum: women of Distinction Awardees

This year’s awards for the NGO CSW Women of Disticntion Awards went to two incredible women (http://www.ngocsw.org/wod/2013-recipients). Bineta Diop, Founder and President of Femmes Africa Solidarité, spoke of the gruesome witness to murder of women during war and conflict. She recalled seeing the dead women, with their babies still slung on their backs, lying dead […]

NGO Forum: Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women to addressed the NGO CSW Forum »