Posts Tagged: women’s rights

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 »


With excitiment and anticipation, I have read the posts on Facebook from Presbyterian participants in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) noting their travel. If I followed other pages, I would probably know about the travel plans participants with other organizations. Some individuals have already arrived in New York City. Some individuals have… Read more »

Why we attend the Commission on the Status of Women

The 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (“CSW” or “the Commission”) begins on Monday, February 27. Presbyterian participants will gather for an orientation tomorrow – February 24. The CSW is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively… Read more »

The 2012 Commission on the Status of Women

The 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women begins on Monday, February 27. Presbyterian and other participants will arrive in New York over the next few days. The Presbyterian Orientation will take place on Friday, February 24. We will join our partners at the Ecumenical Women’s Orientation on Saturday, February 25. There… Read more »

16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

O LORD, you hear the desire of the meek; you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that those from earth may strike terror no more. (Psalm 10:17-18) November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day… Read more »

Support Women’s Rights – Ratify CEDAW

John’s Gospel records the story of Jesus and a woman engaged in a long conversation at a well. Jesus recognized and honored her humanity as he did the humanity of all the women he encountered. Jesus consistently affirmed the dignity and worth of each person. Here is one way you can follow his example: Participate… Read more »