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United Methodist Women Hosts Delegation and Workshops for the 55th Commission on the Status of Women

This year, United Methodist Women will be an active participant at the United Nation’s 55th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), February 22 to March 4 at the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN).

Each year, thousands of women from around the world gather at the United Nations (U.N.) in New York City during CSW. CSW is the main policymaking body for gender equality and the advancement of women.

This year’s priority theme of CSW-55 is “access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work.”

United Methodist Women has a delegation to CSW of 20 women from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the United States to bring this experience and these concerns to the international community.

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United Methodist Women Co-Sponsored Side Events

United Methodist Women is co-sponsoring four side events on a variety of topics, all at CCUN, 777 First Avenue at 44th St. in Manhattan:

Right to Education Voices from the Regions—Challenges and Responses
Tuesday February 22 (12–1:30 p.m., CCUN’s Hardin Room). Hear women from Africa, Asia and Latin America share concerns and local strategies for achieving equity in education and training.

Education and Training: What Do Gender, Race and Class Have to Do With It?
Wednesday February 23 (12–1:30 p.m., CCUN’s 2nd floor). Come to a participatory workshop to share experiences and apply a gender, race and class lens to educational equity issues.

End Violence Against Women—Implementing Resolution 1325
Wednesday February 23 (2–3:30 p.m., CCUN’s 2nd floor). Hear from a broad nongovernmental organization coalition working to strengthen women’s role in peacemaking around the globe.

Dignity for Domestic Workers—The International Labour Organisation Convention and Beyond
Thursday February 24 (12–1:30 p.m., CCUN’s Hardin Room). This June the ILO will consider a new Convention on Domestic Work that may finally affirm basic labor rights to domestic workers. Hear about realities and global organizing.

Events in collaboration with Ecumenical Women

Learning Methodologies: Post-Trauma
Wednesday, February 23 (12– 1:30 p.m., CCUN, 8th floor)

Straight Talk: Donating Technology
Monday, February 28, (12–1:30 p.m., CCUN, 8th floor)

Join us for daily worship, February 22 to March 4, 8-9 a.m. in the CCUN chapel. 

Last Updated: 02/21/2011

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