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62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: 2018

United Methodist Women Side and Parallel Events

62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: 2018

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the body of the United Nations instrumental in promoting women's rights, documenting the reality of women's lives throughout the world and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. United Methodist Women leaders and partners hold open events to educate and learn while building momentum for our priority issues and expanding our circle of partners and allies.

Key to Rural Women's Empowerment Is Implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution  Resolution 1325

Workshop description:
Rural women are most affected by war. However, they are not passive victims. Resolution 1325 recognizes them as peace builders and decision makers. Rural women across the world are using this international law to assert their rights to make decisions, participate in peace processes and prevent conflict.

Date: Monday, March 12; 8:30–10:00 a.m.
Venue: Church Center for the United Nations, 10th floor
Organizers: United Methodist Women;
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders;
Women's UN Report;
The University of Paris;
World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations.

Voices of Rural Women Leaders

Workshop description:
Despite their huge contribution to rural economies, voices of rural women are absent from key decision-making tables about development, agriculture/food security and climate change. In this event, grassroots women leaders and policy makers will discuss the challenges that rural women and their communities face, share innovative solutions and discuss how grassroots women should be meaningfully involved in advancing the women's empowerment agenda within the post-2015 sustainable development goals.

Date: Thursday, March 15; 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Venue: Church Center for the United Nation, 2nd floor
Organizers: United Methodist Women;
Huairou Commission.

Localization of United Nations Security Council resolution  1325: A Strategy for Rural Women's Empowerment

This panel discussion will highlight the strategy of localization of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 employed by rural women to promote their empowerment, including the development of local action plans and the adoption of local laws and policies that hold governments, the United Nations and regional organizations accountable not only to the Women, Peace and Security resolutions, but also to other laws and policies on women's rights and gender equality. It will also discuss how localization has affected local power dynamics, partnerships and women's stature, as well as how it contributes to strengthening institutional mechanisms for women's empowerment at the local and national levels. Civil society speakers from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries will participate.

Date: Thursday, March 15; 1:15–2:30 p.m.
Venue: United Nations Headquarters; Conference Room 12
Organizers: Global Network of Women Peacebuilders;
Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN;
Austrian Development Agency;
United Methodist Women.

Posted or updated: 3/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

Empowering Rural Women and Girls


Priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.

Review theme: Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women.

 

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