Commission on the Status of Women – CSW 56

The Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) opened this morning in New York. Visit the UN webcast where you you can follow the proceeding http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/ You can read the various statements made from this website http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/56sess.htm  “The Empowerment of Rural Women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges” is the priority theme of the Commission.   The Chair of CSW this year is Her Excellency Ms. Marjon Kamara, from Liberia.  Ms. Michelle Bachelet – Executive Director of UN Women addressed the Commission and has mentioned the Social Protection Floor Initiative. Remember we Good Shepherd have been involved in supporting the campaign and adding our signatures of support.  We need 1 million Signatures by June 2012.
Ms Silvia Pimentel – Chairperson of the CEDAW Committee also addressed the Commission.

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