The Daughters of Wisdom

1 April 2014

At their spring meeting in early March, the Board voted to accept the application of a new community for membership in UNANIMA International. The Daughters of Wisdom were founded in France in 1703 by Blessed Marie Louise Trichet, who worked with St. Louis de Montfort in a ministry to the poor and abandoned. Their vision […]

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58)

1 April 2014

Reflection by Intern Katherine N. Moreira:  This year’s theme of the Commission on the Status of Women was Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls. The aim of the Commission was to identify goals attained, as well as gaps and challenges. During this conference, representatives of UN […]

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Behind the Scenes at CSW

1 April 2014

There is a struggle going on between NGOs that work against trafficking and some UN and non-profit agencies seeking to normalize prostitution by calling it “sex work.” This terminology is being pushed by some UN agencies and even Amnesty International, under the banner of human rights (“women have a right to decent work,” “men have […]

Open Working Group News

1 April 2014

The OWG is a key process for the follow-up of the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20). We are now in the second phase of the process; in five one-week sessions the governments will negotiate the formation of the SDGs or Sustainable Development Goals. From input to date, the co-chairs […]

Spring 2014 Board Meeting

1 April 2014

The spring board meeting was delayed until March 6-8, at the request of board members who wished to attend part of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (which began a week later than usual)! There were some new faces at the UNANIMA board meeting this spring.  Karol Brewer has replaced Roselle Santivasi as […]

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