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Michelle Bachelet’s Letter To The GEAR Campaign

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

NEW YORK (April 4, 2013)– A final thank you and farewell message from Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, to the members of the GEAR Campaign.

“Let me reassure you that UN Women is poised to deliver to the aspirations on which it was founded and that it will continue to work with civil society as one of its key constituencies of focus and support.”

DOWNLOAD the full letter here.…

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Post-Rio+20: Where are we now?

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

NEW YORK (March 3, 2013)– by Eleanor Blomstrom, WEDO Program Coordinator 

March 2013 marks ten months since the conclusion of Rio+20, and many are wondering where we are now.  The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is scheduled to hold its first formal meeting at the United Nations in New York in March. WEDO, partners, allies, and the thousands of organizations and individuals that participated in last year’s Rio+20 have been anticipating …

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SIGN ON: Support S.47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013”

Monday, February 4th, 2013

NEW YORK (February 4th, 2013)-- Today, in a letter circulated by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, WEDO joined 80 national organizations in demanding full support and passage of S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and to vote against any amendments that would weaken this important legislation, including any amendments to impose mandatory minimum sentences for aggravated sexual abuse.


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Prioritizing the Intersection of Women’s Rights and Empowerment, Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

NEW YORK (January 16, 2013)– In early January, WEDO drafted the below ”Discussion Note” as input to the UN Thematic Consultation on Environmental Sustainability. It includes a reflection on key issues to shape the post-2015 development agenda but is by no means intended as an exhaustive list of gender equality, nor environment, issues to include. You can find the discussion on the World We Want site.

The three dimensions of sustainable development – social, economic and …

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Letter to the 113th US Congress: Ratify CEDAW

Friday, January 4th, 2013

NEW YORK (January 4, 2013)– Yesterday, the below letter, signed by WEDO and over 100 organizations, along with several petitions calling on the US Senate to ratify CEDAW -the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination  Against Women- in the 113th Congress, were successfully delivered yesterday to all members of the Senate, with the help of a passionate and enthusiastic group of advocates wearing “Ratify CEDAW” stickers. Click here to download the full letter with signatories.…

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