With Hurricane Sandy and the “nor’easter” of the following week, many events and programs were cancelled or postponed for several weeks following these storms, including our Orientation to the UN program. This has been rescheduled for December 10, 11. There are still openings. Please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-682-6481 if you are interested in attending.
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UN Commission on Social Development: February 6-15, 2013
Theme: “Promoting Empowerment of People in Achieving Poverty Eradication, Social Integration, and Full Empowerment/Decent Work for All.
UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW’57) March 4-15, 2013
Theme: “Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls”
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues May 20-31, 2013
Theme: “Indigenous Children and Youth”
Please contact the office (email@example.com or 212-682-6481) for registration information.
November 25th is “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.”
Here at the UN in these last weeks, many sessions have been devoted to Human Rights. The Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Magdalena Sepulveda, highlighted in her address to the Assembly, the particular problems faced by women in seeking justice and formal legal redress. “Access to justice is a human right in itself, and essential for tackling the root cause of poverty. Without access to justice, people living in poverty are unable to claim their rights, or challenge crimes, abuses or violations committed against them, trapping them in a vicious circle of impunity, deprivation and exclusion.”
We invite you to visit the UN Women website: www.unwomen.org to deepen your awareness of women throughout our world and initiatives being taken for and among them. Many of you are actively engaged in direct service, advocacy, and empowerment of women. Perhaps individuals and communities can unite in prayer and choose some action on behalf of women during the Advent season as we prepare once again for our God-with-us.