Launch of UN Women – A Historic Moment in the UN General Assembly Hall

February 24, 2011   The Launch of UN Women – the new organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowrnment of women.  It was a momnet of honouring the past – envisioning the future for Women and Girls.  The ceremony is on webcast and can be accessed here http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/2011/02/55th-session-of-csw-official-launch-of-u-n-women-english.html

The program ended with a song ‘One Woman’ composed especially for the occasion.  March 8th is the 100 anniversary of International Women Day!

Parallel Event during CSW 55

CSW 55 flyer for CSW 51 On Wednesday February 23rd, 2011 the International Presentation Sisters together with the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd and the Anglican Women’s Empowernment, all members of the Working Group on Girls sponsored a parallel event entitled ‘ Girls Voices – Promises Made – A Review of CSW 51.

Some photographs from the event  

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