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7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment by SGI OUNA

SGI was one of seven faith-based partners including ACT Alliance, World Council of Churches, Islamic Relief USA, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, The United Methodist Church, United Religions Initiative (URI), together with UN Women and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) who co-organized the 7th annual symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs. This year’s theme was: “2021: …

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Interview with Dr. Denis Mukwege, Gynecologist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018

In Culture of Peace, Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment by SGI OUNA

Dr. Denis Mukwege, Gynecologist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was interviewed by the Seikyo Shimbun as part of its monthly Culture of Peace series. In 1999, Dr. Mukwege established the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu-city, Eastern DRC, where he has treated over 50,000 women who were victims of sexual violence …

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NGO CSW/NY Monthly Meeting on Women, Peace and Security

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment by SGI OUNA

To mark the 20th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York held its monthly meeting virtually on 22 October titled “SCR1325 turns 20: Time to accelerate action.”  The first part of the program was a panel discussion with Anton Wislocki, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Austria …

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Workshop on Engagement of Faith-Based Organizations in Beijing+25

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment by SGI OUNA

At the start of 2020, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25), a full day workshop took place at the Church Center for the United Nations. On 28 January, SGI together with the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, Islamic Relief USA, The United Methodist Church, Seventh-day Adventist Church, United Religions Initiative, UN Women, …

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UNECE Beijing+25 Regional Review

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment by SGI OUNA

Ivy Koek of SGI participated in the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting held on 29-30 October at the Palais de Nations. The meeting provided a forum for UNECE Member States to review progress and identify challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and 51 national reports were submitted. A Civil Society Forum …

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UN Climate Action Summit and SDG Summit

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, Sustainable Development by SGI OUNA

SGI was engaged in activities during the UN Climate Action Summit and first UN SDG Summit, held during the high-level week of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. SGI representatives also attended the climate strike on 20 September and Youth Climate Summit on 21 September.  SGI organized a civil society side event on 23 September held at the …

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NGO CSW/NY Monthly Meeting on Women, Peace and Security and the Culture of Peace

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment by SGI OUNA

On 17 October, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO CSW/NY) held a monthly meeting on “UNSCR 1325- Towards the Culture of Peace.” Speakers included Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN and Mallika Iyer, Program Officer, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP). Ivy Koek of SGI and Vice Chair of NGO CSW/NY …

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63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment by SGI OUNA

SGI participated in the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) from 11 to 22 March which gathered over 7,000 civil society representatives and delegates. Based on the CSW63 priority theme, SGI organized a parallel event titled “Young Women’s Leadership for Inclusive Social Protection Systems” co-sponsored by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Footage Foundation, …

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Presentation on Gender, Race, Class and Nuclear Weapons at the WILPF UK Autumn Seminar

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

WILPF UK held its annual Autumn Seminar on 24 November, under the theme of “TPNW the Need for the UK and Other Nuclear Armed-States to Sign, How and Why.” During the event there were a number of presentations, followed by a workshop on how to conduct advocacy with parliamentarians and diplomats. Hayley Ramsay-Jones of SGI delivered a presentation titled “Gender, …