CAW Women Go to the UN
February 22, 2011, 12:20 PM EST
CAW Director of Women's Programs Julie White and Education Department staff Kim Yardy are attending the 55th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The session takes place at the UN headquarters in New York City from February 22 to March 4.
The focus of the session is the access to and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology. This includes the promotion of women's equal access to full employment and decent work. There are also sessions on gender equality and sustainable development and the elimination of preventable maternal mortality.
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The Commission on the Status of Women is a global policy making body, dedicated to gender equity and the advancement of women around the world. The CAW women are in attendance as part of a trade union delegation. They are joined by representatives from member states, UN agencies, and NGOs from all regions of the world.
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