Archive for February 22nd, 2012


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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