CFUW to host a panel discussion in New York!
The Canadian Federation of University Women’s delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) is heading to New York in a month!
CFUW will be hosting on March 13th, 2018 at 10:30 AM in the Armenian Convention Center (Vartan Hall), “Opportunities and Challenges for Rural Women in the Global Community” a panel discussion co-sponsored by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, YWCA and the All Indian Women Conference.
Focussing on the challenges and opportunities for rural women, each of the four NGOs on the panel will reflect on the intersectionality of education, gender based services, healthcare, transportation and technology in rural women’s empowerment. Click here for more details.
In the preparation leading up to the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW62), CFUW prepared a statement on the challenges for women and girls living in rural and remote areas in accessing services.
The statement ties in with this year’s priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.
Submitted on October 20th, it was proudly sponsored by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, Graduate Women International, International Alliance of Women, The MATCH International Women’s Fund and National Council of Women of Canada. Read the statement here.