Dianova to Organize an Event at the United Nations

Commission on the Status of Women

During the fifty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (United Nations), to be held in New York from 27 February to 9 March 2012, Dianova International and the United Methodist Church will organize and sponsor a side event on the theme: “”Rural Women and Girls: Education and Empowerment for Life (Human Rights & Social Justice Approaches)”.

Venue: CCUN, Boss Room (8th Flr.)

Start: March 1, 2012 12:30 pm

End: March 1, 2012 2:00 pm

Address: 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10017

Mr. Rafael Guerrero, Executive Director of Dianova in Nicaragua, will underline the key role of education in promoting the empowerment of rural women and girls, through the experience conducted in the Esther del Rio – Las Marias school, in Nicaragua. Other panelists will discuss additional issues arising from the practice of the education of women and girls, emphasizing the achievement of human rights, the assertion of human dignity, and the struggle for social justice.

The panel will highlight the urban and rural divide and what this means to issues related to access to education and skills for life and living. Panel will include discussion of issues related to the holistic training of women in a variety of skills for empowerment.

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A global policy-making body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to the promotion of gender equality and the advancement of women.

The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 27 February to 9 March 2012. Representatives from Member States, UN entities, and NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from all regions of the world will attend the session. The two-week session will include a high-level round table, interactive dialogues and panels, and parallel events.

The 2012 session will focus on the following key area: The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges