Posts tagged ‘Women’s Rights’

Human Rights Council 23rd Session – Side Event on Traditional Values – Culture – Religion – Women’s Human Rights

On 30 May 2013 14:00-16:00 – Room VIII, Palais des Nation.

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Distinguished Speakers:

  • UN Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights – Ms. Farida Shaheed – Invited
  • Dr. Krishna Ahoojapatel – WILPF – Definition of Traditional Values
  • Mr. Willy Fautre – Chair, Human Rights Without Frontiers International
  • Ms. Lois A. Herman – WUNRN-Women’s UN Report Network – History, Intersections, UN Study
  • Ms. Zarizana Abdul Aziz – Due Diligence Project, Co-Director
  • Dr. Lale Say,  World Health Organization, Coordinator Reproductive Health & Research
  • Mr. Peter Prove – Ecumenical Advisory Alliance, Executive Director

Moderator: Dr. Adebisi Adebayo – Inter-African Committee Geneva

Co-sponors: Due Diligence Project, IAC, INPEA, World YWCA, WUNRN

Download: Events Flyer

 

Conchita’s Statements

Conchita UN LunchIn her many years asUN representative for the International Federation of University Women – IFUW (from 1994 to 2011!), former NGO CSW Geneva President Conchita Poncini has been a determined advocate for the human rights of women. Over the years, she has written dozens of statements, oral and written, submitted to the Commission on Human Rights, the Human Rights Council, the Commission on the Status of Women and other UN instances. Many of these statements have been co-signed by Committee members and submitted as joint statements.

To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of her death in May 2011, and honor her memory “a few” of these statements have been recovered and are listed below. They all bring the many issues around women’s human rights; and many are still valid today.

 

International Women’s Day 2011: “Celebrating Women’s Rights: Higher Education – Pathway to Gender Equality and Decent Work”

On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the NGO CSW Geneva organized a roundtable on “Celebrating Women’s Rights: Higher Education – Pathway to Gender Equality and Decent Work”, which was held on 8 March 2011 in the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

 

Speakers:

Kyung-Wha Kang, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights – see her statement (on the OHCHR website)

Patricia Schultz, CEDAW Committee, former Director of Federal Department of Equality in Switzerland

Daniel Kull, World Bank

Marianne Haslegrave, President, International Federation of University Women (IFUW)

• Jane Hodges, Director, ILO Bureau for Gender Equality

 

Download: Event report by Carolyn Handschin, Women’s Federation for World Peace, Int’l.