Ecumenical Women (EW) at the United Nations was established on the occasion of the five-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing +5) to enhance and reinforce the collaboration of progressive churches and ecumenical organizations to advocate for the rights of women at the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). Every year since then, it has engaged in advocacy, advocacy training and worship at the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held at UN headquarters in New York. EW also collaborates with UN Women and other UN agencies throughout the year.

At UNCSW 63, Ecumenical Women will offer its members and their delegations a full day’s orientation before UNCSW opens, morning ecumenical worship every weekday during UNCSW, and two Advocacy Dinners which provide opportunities for fellowship and networking.

Orientation Day – Saturday, March 9th, 2019, 8:00 a.m – 3:45 p.m

Ecumenical worship, networking, fellowship, orientation and overview of United Nations processes and structures, theological foundations and the how to’s of advocacy. Breakfast, lunch, and evening reception are included in the $40 registration fee.

Please contact your Ecumenical Women representative regarding registration details on Eventbrite for Orientation Day and Advocacy Dinners. Registration will be open from January 7, 2019 to February 14, 2019. No registrations will be accepted after the deadline.

There will also be side & parallel events posted that will be hosted by Ecumenical Women which will be open to the public.  In addition to ways that anyone can partner with us in solidarity on other initiatives held during CSW63 and beyond.  Stay Tuned on our website and our Facebook Page!

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