Presentation by Jacqueline Burgoyne on the UN Commission on the Status of Women
From 1947 to present, the Commission focused on setting standards and formulating international conventions to change discriminatory legislation and foster global awareness of women’s issues.
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the:
- The elimination of discrimination against women and girls.
- Empowerment of women.
- Achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
WILPF’s and MADRE’s Symposium: Implementing the Women, Peace & Security Agenda: A Roadmap for the 1325 Global Study Recommendations” at NY Law Cent,”
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international non- governmental organization (NGO) with National Sections covering every continent, an International Secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations (UN).
Since our establishment in 1915, we have brought together women from around the world who are UNITED in working for peace by non-violent means and promoting political, economic and social justice for all.
Our approach is always non-violent, and we use existing international legal and political frameworks to achieve fundamental change in the way states conceptualize and address issues of gender, militarism, peace and security.
Our strength lies in our ability to link the international and local levels. We are very proud to be one of the first organizations to gain consultative status (category B) with the United Nations, and the only women’s anti-war organization so recognized.