African Women’s Caucus Position Statement 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls

Read the African interventions during CSW 57    There are a number of statements echoing more or less the same content.  Begin with the Oral Statement  Click here  African W omen’s Caucus Oral Statement to CSW 57  At the bottom of this statement there is a link to another statement on Resolution 1325   –  the commitments to ensure the representation of women in peace process including the prevention, resolution, management of conflicts and post-conflict reconstruction –  and the African Women’s Caucus Position Statement.                                                                                      Ferew Lemma, NGO Regional Designate for ‘Good Shepherd’ in Africa attended CSW 57 and this Caucus on your behalf.  Links are also provided to  ADDIS ABABA DECLARATION OF AFRICA MINISTERIAL PREPARATORY MEETING FOR THE 57TH SESSION OF THE COMMISION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN ON THE PRIORITY THEME:  ELIMINATION AND PREVENTION OF ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS    Addis_Declaration_on_ending_VAWG_ADOPTED_16_Jan_2013  AND FRENCH  DÉCLARATION D’ADDIS-ABEBA Fr._Addis_Declaration_on_ending_VAWG_ADOPTED_-_REV

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Women, led by Yoo Soon-taek, wife of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and actresses Susan Sarandon and Monique Coleman, march outside the U.N. general assembly building to mark International Women’s Day. Photo by: Mark Garten / U.N.