World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

October 15, 2015

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) New York Meeting

CSW59/Beijing+20 (2015)

The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attend the session.

Themes

UN Representatives: S. Ozyurt and J. Kimmel and B. Hausmann, UNA President

UN Representatives: S. Ozyurt and J. Kimmel and B. Hausmann, UNA President

The main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The review (Beijing+20) will also include the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly, the first five-year assessment conducted after the adoption of the Platform for Action, which highlighted further actions and initiatives.

The session will also address opportunities for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.

See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015#sthash.O3rBqnmS.dpuf

WCCI Panel Going to UN in 2015

CSW59 delegates: L to R: B. Reardon, R. Nalundasan-Abijan,  J. Kimmel, L. Akudolu, J. Pittman. Not on the picture: S. Ahlawat, M. G. Abijan, I. Judeh and J. Lee

CSW59 delegates: L to R: B. Reardon, R. Nalundasan-Abijan,
J. Kimmel, L. Akudolu, J. Pittman. Not on the picture: S. Ahlawat, M. G. Abijan, I. Judeh and J. Lee

WCCI as an NGO is always represented at the United Nations annual sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year it is known as CSW 59.The theme of this year’s conference is: Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development.

Challenges in Education for Gender Equality and Empowerment: Voices from India, Nigeria, Philippines, Turkey and the USA.

Description of the WCCI Parallel Session: The Panel Presentation of women representing five countries in four continents of the world would like to have their voices heard on how educating girls and women for gender equality and empowerment is being integrated in their governance system culturally, socially and economically.

In line with the 20th Beijing Anniversary Platform for Action (BPFA), the areas concern whose voices these women would like to be heard are in the areas of (1) women and poverty; (2) women and the environment; (3) violence against women; (4) human rights of women and (5) education and training of women all of which are continuing challenges for the last 20 years. Women educators are relentlessly working very hard in their profession in order for their voices to be heard and have an impact on the social system.

Jessica Kimmel, the organizer concentrates on programs involving issues related to Asian and African women. Related news will be published at the WCCI website.