Posts Tagged: gender justice

Welcome Sera Chung!

We are delighted to share this announcement from the Rev. Dr. Rhashell Hunter, director of Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries/PW of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We added the emphasis to the announcement. Please join me in welcoming Sera Chung to Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/PW as the Associate for Gender & Racial Justice. Sera will… Read more »

Going for the dream

The best, most lasting way for women to change the world is for each woman to go for her dreams. And I know this because I had 300 of the most powerful, influential women in the world imbed that sentiment into my soul in the course of a week. The 58th Commission on the Status… Read more »

Women are the solution

“Women are not the problem. Women are the solution.” Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women’s Executive Director, reminded those gathered for  Ecumenical Women at the United Nations orientation for the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women of this reality. She went on to note that “You cannot end poverty without empowering women.”… Read more »

Advocacy for women at the UN

On Friday afternoon, an advocacy delegation from Ecumenical Women visited the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. The delegation met with Ambassador Shin Dong-Ik, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. From the ambassador, they learned about Korea’s work on the Security Council. They… Read more »

Making plans

Who is here?What is our task?What will we do to achieve that task?What else will happen? Around a Christ candle, in the Fellowship Hall of New York’s Church of the Covenant, Presbyterian participants in the 57th Commission on the Status of Women gathered on Friday, March 1 to explore these and related questions. Who is… Read more »

Something’s happening in New York

Women (and some men) from around the world and from across the United States have gathered in New York for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Presbyterians and our ecumenical partners are among the number.The CSW will meet from March 4 through 15 to “evaluate progress on gender equality,… Read more »

57th Session Commission on the Status of Women

The 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women begins on March 4, 2013 at the United Nations. For Presbyterians attending the Commission, the experience begins with an orientation tomorrow, March 1, at the Church of the Covenant. Here is information about the Commission: The Commission on the Status of Women (hereafter referred… Read more »

Support the Violence Against Women Act

From our partners at Ecumenical Advocacy Days: While all Senators need to hear from religious advocates about our support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), it is especially critical that people of faith from Iowa, Texas, Arizona, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Alabama call their Senators NOW as the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on VAWA at 10:00 am Thursday… Read more »