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“He for She at Home: Gender Equality and the Family”
Thursday 25 March 2021
Contact Lynn Walsh, Executive Member, NGO Committee on the Family. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration is still open but may close soon. See instructions below.

 
“He for She at Home: Gender Equality and the Family” 
Thursday, March 25, 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST   
 
You are invited to attend our virtual event during the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), "He for She at Home: Gender Equality and the Family" on Thursday, March 25 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm EST. This event is organized by the NGO Committee on the Family, of which the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a member. 

This session will explore how the family, the “natural and fundamental group unit of society” (UDHR art. 16(3)), can be a source of women and girls’ empowerment. Families in which spouses view each other as partners cherish women’s gifts and encourage their development and use. In addition, families in which parents model gender equality provide their children with a blueprint for equality outside the home, reducing stereotypes, gender-based violence, and harmful practices.

This session will explore how the family empowers women and girls, particularly when gender equality is valued by men within the family. Families in which parents model gender equality in their own responsibilities at home and opportunities outside the home prepare the next generation to champion gender equality. Additionally, fathers’ support for their daughters’ education nurture not only girls’ abilities but also their confidence. This event will examine policies and practices which can help families combat harmful stereotypes and practices and foster a future in which women and girls participate equally and successfully in public life. 
Register through the NGO CSW system. This is a 2-step process. Click here to begin the registration, then wait for an e-mail from NGO CSW/NY to complete your profile.  Once you have completed your profile, click here to register for this event.

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