Stop Violence Against Woman and Children – Side Event during CSW 57

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

Flyer for Side Event during CSW 57

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

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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

March 8 – Happy International Women’s Day

Happy Women DayFrom the GSIJP Office in New York and  CSW 57 with my colleagues Ferew Lemma (Ethiopia) and Wanching Chen (Tiawan) we wish you ‘Happy International Women’s Day.


Wanching The song  ‘One Woman’ was launched today at the Celebration in the United Nations with Mr Ban Ki Moon, Ms Michelle Bachelet and H.E. Mr. Gérard Araud, Permanent Representative of France to the UN.    Listen to the Song

The 2013 theme for International Women’s Day, “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”

Quoting from Ms Michelle Bachelet  ‘My message today is: We cannot move backwards, we must keep moving forward. It is what we owe to millions of women fighting for their rights around the world.

We find ourselves at a tipping point in history.

Never before have we witnessed such global momentum and mobilization by men and women, girls and boys, demanding an end to violence against women and girls. …”  Read More     ” The 57th Commission on the Status of Women must uphold, and should advance, the full human rights of women. This is what women and girls all over the world expect from us!”