Archive for February, 2012

Building a Stronger United Nations for Women: One year after UN Women’s creation

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

[ February 29, 2012; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. ]

Join the GEAR Campaign, a network of over 300 women’s, human rights, and social justice groups from around the world who actively follow the United Nations gender equality architecture process. Panelists will provide brief presentations on the current status of civil society partnership with UN Women and will offer thoughts on potential directions forward.


When: Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Location: Church Center UN, 777 1st Ave (at E 44th St.), …

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WEDO’s Latest Newsletter: CSW, Rio+20, UNFCCC and much more!

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Happy New Year! 2012 is well underway and – with CSW just about to begin and Rio+20 only months away – we think this year is going to be a momentous one!

In this newsletter, you’ll find some indication of our priorities in 2012: pushing for continued progress toward a bold and binding global deal on climate change; promoting and fostering women’s leadership at multiple levels; partnering with incredible networks and organizations around the world to strengthen civil society’s access and impact for effective global governance – all integral in shaping the future we want. We’ll be at Rio+20 in June – along with many of you, we hope – to fight for it.

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

[ February 27, 2012 8:00 am to March 9, 2012 5:00 pm. ]

This year’s CSW 56, held from February 27th to March 9th, 2012, will focus on the urgency of rural women’s empowerment. The substantial contributions that women in rural areas bring to economic growth and the fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty are well established. Therefore, an in-depth discussion on the situation and empowerment of rural women and their role in development is long overdue. CSW 56 will critically assess whether past efforts to empower rural …

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WEDO joins the Boards of the UN Democracy Fund and the Women’s Empowerment Principles

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

February 22, 2012, New York

In 2012, WEDO is very proud to have joined the Boards of two distinguished institutions, the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and the Women’s Empowerment Principles.

UNDEF was established by the UN Secretary-General in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all …

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12 Things #WEDOLoves

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Today, WEDO (@WEDO_Worldwide) celebrated Valentine’s Day by shouting out some LOVE to the organizations and people we care about, and the orgs you care about!

In case you missed it, here’s how it went: Happy Valentine’s Day! WEDO wants to share all the orgs & ppl we love with you today. #WEDOLoves Tell us who you love and we’ll retweet!

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