NGOCSW Newsletter February – April 2013 featuring many events from the 57th Commission on the Status of Women and the membership meeting of April reflecting on Gender Inequality and the Post-2015 Agenda. I encourage you to look at this video.
Good Shepherd contributed to and participated in many of these events. Ferew Lemma from Ethiopia, Wanching and Hung Hsin from Taiwan participated in the NGO CSW Forum ’57 Consultation Day.
Handcrafting Justice (USA) was present at the Artisan’s Fair.
We also participated in the 2nd annual celebration march to commemorate International Women’s Day.
Wanching with the Chair of NGOCSW Soon-Young Yoon
Winifred was a co-facilitator for two of the conversation circles – the one on intergenerational dialogue and migration and Trafficking. It is worth reading the notes from the Migration and Trafficking Conversation Circle
Ferew followed and participated in the African Caucus, Wanching the Asia Pacific Caucus and Winifred the US/European Caucus. Unfortunately Yolanda was not in the US at the time so we were unable to cover the Latin American and Caribbean Caucus.
We had three advertisements in the NGO CSW Handbook. 2013 Adv for side event as present by our Team from Taiwan
CSW 57 Adv Promoting Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and implementation of the Social Protection Floor
and CATW Good Shepherd Side events ‘Survivors Speak: Prostitution and Sex Trafficking.’
According to the UN journal for today CSW 57 was scheduled to resume at 3.00 p.m. New York time to adopt the relevant resolutions and have the closing session. But we NGO are outside on the corridor looking in. We have just heard that the Commission will resume at 4.00p.m. It is unbelievable that upholding women’s human rights is so difficult when it comes to agreement at the international level. Why is it that if a woman is raped the perpetrator cannot be held to account? Why is it that if this happens within the context of war that the perpetrator cannot be tried at the International Criminal Court. Why is it that Women Human Rights Defenders cannot be recognized and protected? Why would any form or child, early or forced marriage be contentious? Why would a member state claim sovereignty when it comes to the application of international laws upholding women’s human rights?
Sr Nelly Leon, Santiago, Chile was one of seven women who received an award for her leadership and work for women’s rights on March 8th International Women Day. Congratulation Nelly, when you are honoured we are all honoured! Read more … Spanish only
Good Shepherd Partners…with shelters, counseling, education, skills training and economic justice projects helping victims of violence become survivors held the following event on Wednesday March 6, 2013
We were privileged to have some distinguished persons in our midst – Mei-Mei Chang, Director, Department of Social Welfare, Taipei City Government and Mei-Chen Lee, Counselor and Executive Secretary, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, Ministry of the Interior and Professor Joy Lin, President of Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Enterprise and Economic Development Association and Associate Professor National Pingtung University of Education.
Some photos from the event
In the photo left to right Winifred Doherty, (Moderator), Professor Joy Lin, Hung Hsin Liu, (Assistant Executive Director, Good Shepherd Social Welfare Services, Taiwan); Wanching Chen, Human Trafficking Prevention and International Affairs Office Director, (Good Shepherd Social Welfare Services, (Taiwan); Ferew Lemma (Executive Director, Nolawi Services, Ethiopia) Maureen McGowan, (Director, Handcrafting Justice), Helga Sourek, UN Women Germany. Visit our Websites
Good Shepherd Social Welfare Services , Taiwan Handcrafting Justice
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Congratulations Gloria and Good Shepherd Malaysia! You are truly human rights defenders. Celebrating the migrant community on International Human Rights Day in Malaysia. See this short video clip http://switchup.tv/View.aspx?vid=9506&cid=1 and read about what Gloria is doing. International Migrants Day 2012 at St Ignatius Church - Hop on the Migrant Bus!
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging people around the world to join a campaign to support a Pakistani girl shot for advocating for education.
In a recorded video message, Support Malala Mr. Ban says that on November 10th, citizens from across the globe are speaking out for Malala Yousafzai and on behalf of the 61 million children worldwide still not in school.
Fourteen-year old Malala, who is a campaigner for education in her country, was seriously wounded by Taliban gunmen who shot her and two other girls last month.
“My Special Envoy for Global Education, Mr. Gordon Brown, will deliver a petition in support of Malala and the universal right to education. I am adding my voice to the messages from over 1 million people across the globe. Education is a fundamental human right. It is a pathway to development, tolerance and global citizenship. Join us in our campaign to put education first – for Malala and girls and boys throughout the world.”
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For Twitter users, on November 10th, please use the hash tag #IAmMalala to help spread the word about Malala and this campaign.