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Anglican voices at UN Commission on the Status of Women

Anglican voices at UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Anglican Communion is more than the primates. It is more than the tension in the communion over LGBT rights.

From ACNS:

The 60th meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women(UNCSW) will take place at the UN’s headquarters from 14 to 24 March.

“The session will provide Anglican delegates with a platform on which to spread awareness of the challenges faced by women and girls in their home countries and to advocate on their behalf”, the general programme and administrative officer of the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations (ACOUN), Rachel Chardon, said.

“The delegates will also have the opportunity to network, share, and build their own capacity by attending side events planned by non-governmental and faith-based organizations advocating for gender justice within a wide range of developmental and human rights issues.

“We hope they will leave the session having formed a close and empowering network with a global reach. Furthermore, we hope the delegates will communicate with others about their experience and continue to engage with the issues addressed at CSW60 within their sending Church and in their local communities.”

There will be 22 Anglican delegates for the CSW60 meeting. They are from Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Australia, Brazil, Burundi, Central Africa, England, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Southern Africa, Sri Lanka, United States, and West Africa.


Photo: Anglican women at CSW57, which addressed the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. Photo Credit: ACOUN

 

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