Posts Tagged: women’s leadership development

From Story to Skills: Advocating with Women in Rural Areas

A Parallel Event at the 56th Commission on the Status of Women During this parallel event women from rural contexts shared their stories connecting experience to issues, Global North to Global South, and the Bible to advocacy, with small group opportunities to learn more and determine actions we can take during the Commission on the… Read more »

Closing song from Monday morning worship

Ecumenical Women’s worship this morning was led by the Lutheran World Federation and the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Here’s a clip from the closing song.

Welcome to the Commission on the Status of Women

H.E. Marjon Kamara, Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations and Chair of the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women welcomes everyone to this year’s session. Note that the volume appears to be low.

Giving thanks for the community of advocates

Harriet Tubman. Eleanor Roosevelt. Maggie Kuhn. Naomi Rose. Merdine T. Morris. On this day – who are the women who have served as advocates for whom you give thanks? Advocacy took central stage at the Ecumenical Women‘s Orientation. The afternoon workshops focused on advocacy (with Presbyterian leadership in each of them: Allie Naskret, Margaret Anderson,… Read more »

“I’m a Delegate”

Rhonda Everdyke, communicator for the Presbytery of Geneva, is blogging her experiences at the Commission on the Status of Women at I’m a Delegate. Today she reflects on the Ecumenical Women’s Orientation: It is hard to just put into words our experiences from today! So many women (even some brave men too) coming together to… Read more »

Tweetable quotes – 25 February 2012

We are tweeting events around the Committee on the Status of Women as @PresbyUN. Here are a few highlights from the Ecumenical Women Orientation: It’s some times easier to stay at home than to enter the struggle. Easier, but not better. Ana Chã, Brazil You know what, I am that statistic. When we talk about… Read more »

CSW encounters

Building community across nations – meeting sisters, and brothers, – happens regularly at the Commission on the Status of Women.Peng Leong, volunteer with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, reflects on an encounter – the beginning of a relationship with Naw Lee Myar – that took place today during the Ecumenical Women Orientation: I… Read more »

It begins

The largest Presbyerian delegation to attend a meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women gathered at the Church of the Covenant for an orientation today. Thanks to our partners! Our time together began with prayer for the delegation, the participants in the Commission, and our sisters and brothers around the world. The prayer… Read more »