The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 – 24 March, 2017. This year’s session focused on the theme of “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.” The Commission is one of the largest annual gathering of global leaders, NGOs, private sector actors, United Nations partners and activists from around the world focusing on the status of rights and empowerment of all […]
The UNESCO International Conference on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education is an international event that aims to build a common understanding among policy makers on the interventions needed for education systems to prevent violent extremism. Organized by the UNESCO Headquarters and the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, this international conference will take place at the Peacock Convention Centre, Hotel Novotel New Delhi Aerocity, New Delhi, India on September 19-20, 2016. UNESCO is convening […]
Our French delegation was at the Femmes Monde à la Coupole last night commemorating the struggle and efforts of Simone de Beauvoir. Claudine Monteil, her student and close friend shared memories of Simone de Beauvoir. She has written books on her life and the challenges she faced to realize more rights for women in France. The program was at la Coupoule, where Simone de Beauvoir had lunch every day.
2015 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in Iceland, as well as in Denmark. A part of the celebration in Iceland is an international conference to be held in Reykjavík 22–23 October. The aim of the conference is to reflect on the 100 years of women’s suffrage in the Nordic countries, but also to stimulate broader critical and transnational thinking on the current status of women’s civil rights and political participation. An important part of the conference agenda will be […]