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Ecumenical Women needs to hear from you in preparation for the 56th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN!  The theme is “The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development, and current challenges.”  As Ecumenical Women in New York City and beyond gather to prepare advocacy documents and talking points, we need you help gathering as much information as possible from women in rural areas.  Please download this survey and send it out to your networks.  To be incorporated in advocacy work, the surveys must be returned by August 1, 2011 to ecumenicalwomen(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  • Restoring dignity, ensuring 'safe space' for returning Nigerian schoolgirls critical – UN official
    20 August 2014 – A United Nations official for Nigeria today said that restoring the dignity and integrity of returning schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Chibok is instrumental in reintegrating the girls back into a “safe space” in society.
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  • UN Secretary-General talks to the student from Mozambique Raquelina Langa
    United Nations - Ban Ki-moon met the 10th grader in her home town Maputo in 2013; she drew his attention after asking him if "a girl like her could one day become Secretary-General of the UN". On 12 August Ban invited Raquelina to visit the United Nations to celebrate International Youth Day as his special guest for the day. Check out their intervi […]
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