National Virtual Social Conference Call with Community Conversations

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Join us for a National Virtual Social Conference Call with Community Conversations
taking place in many cities throughout the USA
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
11:30 AM (PST)   12:30 AM  (MT)   1:30 AM ( CST)   2:30 (EST)
SIGN UP HERE TO BE ON THE CALL FROM YOUR PHONE OR COMPUTER:
sign up for the National Call here.
The National Event 
 Cities for CEDAW is part of the NGO CSW/NY Beijing + 20 campaign.  USNC-UN Women is a co-organizer of a national conference on Cities for CEDAW with the NGO CSW/NY Committee.  San Francisco is designated the peer leader the the US with the leadership of Marilyn Fowler, President and CEO of the Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN) and Dr. Emily Murase, Executive Director on the Status of Women, San Francisco.  the chair of this national conference is Krishanti Dharmaraj, CEO of the Dignity Index Group, who spearheaded the adoption of CEDAW as a City ordinance in San Francisco in 1998.  See the event conference briefing below:

Cities for CEDAW National Conference

January 20 2015

Co-organized by NGO CSW/NY and United States National Committee for UN Women (USNC-UN Women) (Version 5 January 2015) The Event Cities for CEDAW is part of the NGO CSW/NY Beijing + 20 campaign. USNC-UN Women will be a co-organizer of a national conference on Cities for CEDAW with the NGO CSW/NY Committee on 20 January (11:30 am to 1:00 pm PST and 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EST). San Francisco is designated the peer leader for the US with the leadership of Dr. Emily Murase, Executive Director of the Department on the Status of Women, San Francisco and Marilyn Fowler, President and CEO of the Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN). The chair of this national conference is Krishanti Dharmaraj, CEO of the Dignity Index Group, who spearheaded the adoption of CEDAW as a city ordinance in San Francisco in 1998. Why? The short-term goal is to have city governments pass CEDAW as a city ordinance. The campaign will culminate in the US National Mayor’s Conference in San Francisco, June 2015. Thus far, more than 250 US mayors have supported a CEDAW resolution and cities such as Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Portland have passed ordinances. The long-term goal is to ensure that CEDAW at the local level is integrated into the UN sustainable development agenda and UN Habitat III. How is this different from the previous US campaigns on CEDAW? Previous campaigns on CEDAW in the US have often focused on ratification of CEDAW by the Senate (President Carter signed in 1980). In contrast, this campaign is about implementing CEDAW at the municipal level. How will the conference work? The conference will be both virtual and local. On January 20, 2015, groups gathered in cities across the US will join a virtual conference (using Maestro Conference – sponsored by the NGO CSW/NY committee). The software can accommodate up to 5,000 participants as well as virtual breakout sessions. Participants may join using their computers or mobile phones/devices. This will be a combined virtual and real-time conference held all across the US in different cities including New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, Louisville, Kansas City and Raleigh. NGOs such as UN/USA, the National Council of Women, Amnesty International/USA and Third Wave are expected to participate in panels and receptions as well as mayors from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. WHY? How is this different from the previous US campaigns on CEDAW?

The Local Bay Area Event…
EMPOWERING WOMEN FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL:  Engage in the Cities for CEDAW Campaign & Reignite the BEIJING PLATFORM FOR ACTION.
Join us to participate in global initiatives for women’s human rights at local level with community conversations.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015,  9:30 – 4:30 PM
African American Art & Culture Center
762 Fulton Street
San Francsico, CA  94102
Program summary and Registration are Available on:   Tinyurl.com/Cities4CEDAW
No early bird registration:  Price holds at $50.00,  and Students $25.00
MORE INFORMATION:  WIN   415-221-4841
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An exclusive CEDAW event in San Francisco with Dr. Soon – Young Yoon

BASF’s International Human Rights Section, Women’s Intercultural Network, and the International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law (IANGEL) proudly present:
Beijing+20: An Update on the UN Convention to End all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Speakers
Dr. Soon-Young Yoon
First Vice-President, Conference of Non-Governmental Org.
Chair, United Nations NGO,
Committee on the Status of Women – New York
UN representative, International Alliance of Women

Moderator
Krishanti Dharmaraj
Executive Director, IANGEL

Topics
It has now been nearly 20 years since the historic United Nations Conference on the Status of Women in Beijing, and time for a critical assessment of the Platform for Action. Join us for an informative discussion with a key player in the international effort to implement CEDAW and the Millennium Development Goals.
Section Co-Chairs: Michael Sorgen, Law Offices of Michael S. Sorgen & Almudena Bernabeu, International Attorney, Center for Justice.

 

Join us this Tuesday! Check out our flyer and registration form available here (pdf).