United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 56, February 26 – March 9.
UN Theme: Empowering Rural and Indigenous Women
The Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN) and US Women Connect (USWC) invited all NGOs to an interactive Roundtable and Forum on “Winning Strategies for Economic Participation of Rural and Indigenous Women.” The Forum expanded on the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Women’s Economic Summit, San Francisco Declaration globally adding experiences and comments of rural and indigenous women working ‘on the ground’, living with an economy and surviving economic polices they often have no voice in making.
Our goal: All women are vital as participants in economic recovery locally and globally.
Following are video excerpts from the Forum:
Dian Harrison-Chair of the Board (WIN) ; Advisory Council, Kayunga Peace Centre, Republic of Uganda
Marily Mondejar-President, Filipina Women’s Network
Mona Motwani-Human Rights Attorney; Co-Founder , SPARK San Francisco
Kathy Wan Povi Sanchez-Founder Tewa Women United; Co-Chair, US Women Connect
Daphne Casey-Director, United Nations Volunteers
Thank you to our Co-sponsors:
Southwest Airlines, San Francisco Commission on Women, Women’s Intercultural Network, US Women Connect, Women News Network, TEWA Women United, Filipina Women’s Network, NOW Foundation
Following are sample video interviews by See Jane Do about the UNCSW theme “Empowering Rural and Indigenous Women”. See more interviews on their web site at seejanedo.com