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Multi-stakeholder Hearing: Accelerating the Realization of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls by Mary Scott

“Gender is not an easy conversation to have…Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable.” Ms. Chimmamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigeria What an experience – for about 6 hours on July 21st, 2020, I was glued to a computer, or phone, to listen in on the Multi-stakeholder Hearing, one of 3 members of IIWR-MB. …

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Gender Equality and Inclusion: The Power From Within, The Power of the Collective – by Jessica da Silva

In preparation for the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, which will be held in New York, on 23 September 2020, stakeholders came together on July 21st of 2020 to share experiences and strategies on how to accelerate the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The social and economic inequalities faced by …

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Multi-Stakeholder Hearing at the UN: Accelerating the Realization of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls

IIWR-MB will have 3 members join a virtual multi-stakeholder hearing, centered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on July 21 between 9:00 and 4:00 CST. Teruni Walaliyadde   (co chair IIWR-MB); Jessica da Silva (VP Diversity) and Mary Scott (Member) will be participating on the call. ECOSOC accredited organizations have been permitted to have …

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Memories of the 4th World Conference on Women by Mary Scott

In 1994, a group of over 30 women began to strategize about attending the 4th World Conference on Women to be held the following September, in Beijing, China. Under the leadership of Muriel Smith and others, we met regularly, for about a year, discussing the different topics that would form the Beijing Platform for Action. We talked …

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Thoughts on Unfinished Business: A Parallel Report on Canada’s Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, with a focus on Indigenous, Metis, and Inuit issues by Julie Pelletier

In lieu of blogs regarding the 64th session of the the Commission on the Status of Women, IIWR will be highlighting chapter reflections on the Unfinished Business: A Parallel Report on Canada’s Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This is the first in a series of blogs on the topic. Julie Pelletier, …

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Lessons from Auschwitz: International Court of Justice on Rohingya Crisis by Bushra Tahir

The world commemorated, on the 75thanniversary of Auschwitz – Birkenau, the death of Jewish people by Nazis as a planned genocide during World War II. The horrors of the story is explicitly based on the systematic persecution of Jews. Significantly, their religious identity was utilized as a tool of war, when Jews were transported to the …

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IIWRMB Delegation Unable to Attend the Meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women Because of Coronavirus

March 3, 2020 During International Women’s Week, there was to be a delegation of 28 members of IIWR-MB in New York, attending meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women, at the United Nations. And on March 9th, the delegation was to present a Parallel Event, Canada’s Unfinished Business: Tomorrow’s Change Makers – Beijing …

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