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Millennium Development Goal: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

UPF-Nigeria Celebrates UN International Women’s Day 2018

March 4, 2018

Abuja, Nigeria—Over 200 women and men gathered on March 4, 2018 at the National Ecumenical Center for the Special Women’s Interdenominational Service to commence activities to mark the 2018 International Women’s Day.

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Brussels Conference Asks Europe to Do More for Human Rights

December 5, 2012

Brussels, Belgium - Europe has led the world in understanding and promoting human rights. What can it do more? This question was the topic of a European Leadership Conference at the European Parliament in Brussels December 4 and 5.

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Forum in Toronto on Women's Dignity

April 14, 2012

Toronto, Canada – Universal Peace Federation and Women’s Federation for World Peace organized a forum on ‘Awakening the Dignity of Women’ in Toronto, Canada, on April 14.

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Side Events of the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 14, 2012

New York, USA - In parallel and side events during the 56th Session of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women in February and March 2012, UPF representatives emphasized strengthening the family and combating human trafficking.

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Women's Day 2012 Observed in 14 Nations

March 8, 2012

"Empower Women, End Hunger and Poverty" was the theme of observances in 14 nations of International Women's Day, March 8, 2012.

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Forum on Women in Tunisia and the Arab Spring

January 25, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - A professor of women's studies at the University of Tunis in Tunisia, Mrs. Houda Zaibi Belhassen shared insights into the "Arab Spring" in her native Tunisia to a select audience at The Washington Times on January 25. She particularly noted the progressive Personal Status Code that offers special protection to women and children.

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Elimination of Violence against Women Taught in Georgia

November 25, 2011

Tbilisi, Georgia - On the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Nov. 25, 2011, Young Peace Ambassadors and the school administration organized a program at High School No. 136 in Tbilisi.

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Women's Day 2011 Observed in 9 Nations

March 8, 2011

UPF helped organize events in nine nations marking UN International Women's Day, March 8, 2011, The theme of the year was pathways to decent work for women.

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Parallel Event of the 55th Commission on the Status of Women

March 2, 2011

New York, USA - “Women and the World at a Turning Point”, a parallel event of the UN’s 55th Commission on the Status of Women was held at the Nigeria House on March 2, 2011, hosted by H.E. Mrs. Joy Ogwu, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN.

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UPF-Peru Cosponsors a Conference of Peruvian Women

November 20, 2010

Lima, Peru - Approximately 200 people attended the Fourth Annual Conference of Peruvian Women on November 20, which emphasized the role of women as the main initiators of peace from their place in the home environment to the highest public positions in the nation.

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Women Promote Good Governance in Nepal

June 23, 2010

Kathmandu, Nepal - “Women need to be involved in every area of society, including those more traditionally dominated by men,” Dr. Mohini Giri, Chairwoman of India’s Guild of Service and founding president of the Women's Federation for World Peace-India, told a June 23 forum in Nepal that included four Members of Parliament. She specifically named the legal profession, politics, and economic enterprises.

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Parallel Event of the 54th Commission on the Status of Women

March 9, 2010

New York, USA - “The Role of Women in Social Transformation” was the theme of a March 9, 2010, event hosted by the mission of Nigeria to the UN and organized by UPF.

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Women's Day 2010 Observed in 9 Nations

March 8, 2010

Observances of International Women's Day, March 8, 2010, took place in nine nations. The theme chosen by the UN was "Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Progress for All."

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Seeking to Eliminate Violence Against Women in Albania

November 25, 2009

Tirana, Albania - Young women distributed leaflets in Tirana about healthy family relationships on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Nov. 25, 2009.

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Parallel Event of the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women

March 12, 2009

New York, USA - H.E. Hamid Al Bayati, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the UN addressed a Women for Peace gathering in New York City on March 12, 2009, in conjunction with the 53rd Session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.

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Women's Day 2009 Celebrated in 4 Nations

March 8, 2009

International Women's Day, March 8, 2009, was commemorated by UPF chapters in Albania, India, UK and USA.

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Washington DC Forum Highlights Progress of Women in Morocco

October 29, 2008

Washington, DC - On a blustery autumn afternoon in Washington, DC, the Women for Peace Forum brought together over 40 women leaders to discuss “Women’s Leadership in Building a Culture of Peace.” The Deputy Chief of Mission from the Embassy of Morocco explained recent changes in Moroccan law that empower women and support women's equality.

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