Good Shepherd Lebanon promoting the 16 Days Campaign of Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Georgette 2 Georgette Tannoury, NGO Regional Designate to the Economic and   Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) in Beirut shares with us key messages endorsed by Muslim and Christian Religious leaders in Lebanon on the occasion of the “International 16 Days Campaign of Activism to End Violence Against Women (VAW) and Girls” See  Press_Release-Eng  This initiative is led by the ‘Resource Center for Gender Equality” ABAAD  and is supported by a number of NGO’s including Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) with whom we collaborate in New York.

“Thus, this campaign comes to build on ABAAD existing multi-dimensional strategy of using positive psychology in addressing men and religious leaders in Lebanon to end VAW. In other words, it continues ABAAD’s use of positive psychology to inspire change and raise the awareness of the public. This will lead to true social justice and respect for human rights”

Good Shepherd Activism Against Gender Violence in Australia/New Zealand

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign has begun. Good Shepherd in Australia and internationally is taking part through action, advocacy and service delivery.   Read the news/reflection sheet attached and find out what Good Shepherd is doing.  Campaign AgainstViolence 2012_2    Page 4 urges you to take action and page 5 concludes with a prayer.

‘Girl with a Book’ initiative

Follow up your activities on the celebration of the Day of the Girl by promoting  ‘Girl with a Book Initiative’  Take example from Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon.

Education of girls is a positive action towards eliminating gender based violence.  Link the two during this 16 day campaign to eliminate violence against women and girls.


Good Shepherd Economic and Social Policy 2013

See website for the Commission

Read Statement for the Commission for Social Development C SocD 2013 NGO Written Statement Final

Read Statement for the Commission on the Status of Women  CSW 57 Submitted Statement for distribution Nov 2012

Post 2015 Position Paper in English, Spanish and French

English   Undated Position on Post-2015 Global Development Agenda September 2012 (2)

Spanish Español de Position on Post-2015 Global Development Agenda 20 September 2012

French Quelques points sur le développement mondial-2015 Septembre 2012

November 10 is support Malala Yousafzai day… Support Girls Education

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.