….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
As far eastern representative of Voices of Women Worldwide, I am happy to announce that our work with Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW62) continues unfettered in 2017. For International Women Day we are happy to announce this event hosted by CSW in New York about the Legal and Human rights of women in Saudi Arabia, advocated by Saudi Arabian Female Lobbyists in 2018.
With the spread of anti-Muslim rhetoric by irresponsible Neo-Nazis and Neo-Fascists politicians, it is easy to assume certain kinds of stereotypes about women in the Arabic speaking world. Since I do not subscribe to that hate-filled rhetoric of neo-nazis politicians like Trump, Le Pen, Farage and Siv Jensen, I believe that the greatest gift we can give to celebrate the role of Women on International Women Day 2018 is to honor the voices of Muslim women.
I am disgusted with the level of hate crime I’ve witnessed in Western media about Muslim women and I look forward to hearing about Suadi ArabisaWomen lobbying in their own voices, no longer silenced and speaking freely.
Happy International Women Day 2018, Ladies!
P.S Just because a person is leading a country does not mean, their words are above the law of Hate crimes and I am personally not sure why no one has tried to take all the individuals who scapegoat Muslim women through weekly public hate speeches to court? 🙂 But we digress, it is important to support women and #metoo movements to include women worldwide.
NGO CSW62 Forum
VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE iS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE with NGO CSW62/New York is pleased to announce the NGO CSW62 Forum (March 11-23, 2018), organized in parallel with the Commission on the Status of Women to provide civil society an opportunity to engage with member states, United Nations agencies and other civil society members in the advancing of gender equality .
The Forum which takes place in and near the United Nations headquarters is the largest Commission gathering at the United Nations. Each year thousands of people come to the NGO CSW Forum to amplify women and girls’ voices to ensure that “no one is left behind”. With this year’s priority theme,
Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, and 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, NGO CSW/NY is again providing an opportunity for civil society to discuss and focus on the issues impacting both themes.
More importantly, it is an opportunity to inspire the more than 10,000 registered attendees to use the material learned at the Forum in their local arenas post conference. With more than 440 parallel events being organized by nongovernmental organizations that will provide best practices, insight into techniques that work and lessons learned, attendees will gain perspective on not only the problems facing women everywhere but also on how to advance the women’s agenda in achieving gender equality. The Consultation Day programme (the launch of CSW62), Morning Briefings in the UN, Regional Caucuses, Advocacy Training, Media Zone and Rural Women’s Network, and social events like the Reception, Rally and Artisan Fair, all is offered within the NGO CSW62 Forum. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO CSW/NY), is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and individuals working within the United Nations community to advance gender equality and empowerment of women and girls across the globe. Specifically by working in conjunction with the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and UN Women, member states and other UN agencies, we strive to amplify women and girls’ voices at the United Nations to ensure that “no one is left behind”.
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