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Seeing ‘sacred worth’ in females

What would the world look like?

Panel tied to 59th U.N. Commission on Status of Women discusses ways to achieve empowerment. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 25, 2015

Defining women’s progress

United Methodist Women focus on grassroots level

To move to next level, women need supportive, inclusive policies, UMW executive states at panel in conjunction with Commission on Status of Women. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 16, 2015

A ‘right to hope’

Panel on climate change and human rights

World Council of Churches chief executive said hope should not be passive waiting, but part of active process towards justice and peace. read more »

March 16, 2015

Beijing Declaration 20 years later

International Women’s Day March 8

United Methodists among those assessing progress at 59th session of Commission on Status & Role of Women. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 09, 2015

20 ways to empower women

March 17 panel to discuss gender equality

Panel will review 20-year-old Beijing Declaration as side event at 59th Session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. read more »

March 09, 2015

There are no exceptional conditions

With alarming regularity, nations violate human rights

International human-rights law cannot be trifled with or circumvented, but must be fully observed, declares new U.N. High Commissioner. read more »

by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
on March 09, 2015

Extremism targets females

Violent politics of exclusion, intolerance and misogyny promoted

Religion being used as political, cultural and social force against women and girls, says U.N. Women executive. read more »

by Lopa Banerjee
on February 23, 2015

Endorse Peace & Planet Mobilization

Event April 24-25 for nuclear-free, peaceful, just, sustainable world

Thousands expected to converge on U.N. on eve of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference. read more »

February 23, 2015

The endpoint of gender inequality

Role of faith crucial to achieve goal

Without fulfillment of human potential of half the world, no transformation, no development, no progress can be attained, says U.N. Women executive. read more »

by Lopa Banerjee
on February 16, 2015

Human dignity sets tone for work

Symposium on ‘Role of Religion & Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs’

Restoring human dignity to marginalized important task for Church as it strives for human rights. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on January 26, 2015

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