Below are some twitter sites to visit to tweet about this Governor Cuomo’s bill and the unfair and discriminatory employment practices against women being paid their value.
There are already over 20,000 events signed up in companies, schools, classrooms, museums, and homes around the globe to work toward getting to a more gender-balanced world that’s better for everyone across all parts of society, from the economy and politics to culture and home. We will see short engaging films. We can take action pledges, participate in discussions, and hear part of what is a full day of live-streamed programming featuring speakers, live events, and more.
Equal Pay Day (April 10) will have passed, and we can see how far we need to act to reach equal pay, let’s celebrate how far we have come, and what we need to do to keep up the momentum to create a just and equitable society.
The first annual 50/50 Day had over 500 million press impressions, a billboard in Times Square, and ABC News, NPR, Variety, Bloomberg, Time Magazine all covered the event.
Please RSVP to this free event by 4/25/18 at noon to be placed on the attendee list.
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The UN Department of Public Information has undertaken a campaign to build support for the service and sacrifices made by United Nations’ Peacekeepers. Peacekeeping operations began in 1948 and since then there have been 71 missions. There are currently 105,187 personnel working in 15 peacekeeping operations around the world. Each peacekeeping operation is unique and its mission is defined by a mandate from the United Nations. The peacekeeping forces are contributed by the member nations and at present 123 different countries are contributing uniformed personnel to the peacekeeping missions. The peacekeeping operation is not an army, or a counter-terrorist force, or a humanitarian agency. It is a tool to create the space for a nationally-owned political solution. The peacekeepers do assume a variety of roles that can include protecting the civilian population, monitoring a situation, ensuring that aid is received, disarming and serving as role models. Over 3,500 peacekeepers have lost their lives on mission.
The panel was moderated by Hawa Diallo, currently a Public Information Officer at DPI, but she has also served in two United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Cambodia and Somalia.
Other panel members included:
Every member of the panel had significant experience in the field and spoke about that experience – including their fears and the rewards of being part of history when a mission accomplishes its goals or at least some of the goals – which can seem like a miracle – and the impact their work can have on the local population.
The missions of the peacekeepers are crucial to the peace and security of our politically charged world and recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of these individuals is important.
The issue of sexual harassment did come up and how the UN is dealing with charges when the occur. New procedures have been developed for transparence and a policy of zero tolerance. The response to the question on sexual harassment reminded me of the DPI briefing held on January 18th with Assistant Secretary-General, Victims’ Rights Advocate for the United Nations, Ms. Jane Connors. I have included my notes from that briefing below:
Ms. Connors’ position is significant in that it is newly created, adding strength to Antonio Guterres commitment to protecting the rights and dignity of victims as he works to address sexual exploitation and abuse in the United Nations’ system world-wide. The new office also puts another woman in a position of leadership at the United Nations, reaching gender parity at the senior level – 22 men and 22 women. Ms. Connors’ background as an attorney and educator combined with years of experience as the Director of International Advocacy for Amnesty International and various positions at the United Nations make her a very good choice for this office.
In 2017 there were 54 allegations of abuse made against UN workers. The Un has a strict “No excuses, zero tolerance approach to UN personnel. Ms. Connors’ position is to put the rights and dignity of the victims at the forefront. She wants to focus on victims’ care and follow-up – including medical care and other types of support and advocacy. Prevention is also a priority. She wants to be sure that there is communication in the local community so that victims know what to expect should abuse or exploitation occur. At the field level, the UN is seeing progress in its desire for transparency and refusal to take a defensive stand. The rule is “ Do not harm” and there is zero tolerance.
There are challenges ahead as allegations of abuse made against UN workers mirror this situation world wide, where positions of inequality and a vulnerable population make exploitation possible.
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January is Anti Trafficking Awareness Month, but we hope that you will consider every day as Anti-Trafficking Day.
This announcement from the American Hotel and Lodging Association contains many resources you can utilize in your daily lives to prevent this Modern Day Slavery from occurring.
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Schedule of Video Releases
(8 Dec 2017) Video 1: Introduction
(15 Dec 2017) Video 2: CSW Registration
(22 Dec 2017) Video 3: NGO Forum
(29 Dec 2017) Video 4: Registration, Part 2
(5 Jan 2018) Video 5: CSW62 Pt 1
(12 Jan 2018) Video 6: CSW62 Pt 2
(19 Jan 2018) Video 7: Preparing for CSW62 pt 3
(26 Jan 2018) Video 8: UN Pass
(2 Feb 2018) Video 9: Preparing for your trip
(9 Feb 2018) Video 10: Highlights: First week of CSW-Part 1
(16 Feb 2018) Video 11: Highlights: First week of CSW- Part 2
(23 Feb 2018) Video 12: Highlights: Second week of CSW and more information
Members of NFBPWC-NYC marched for women’s rights and equality at the second annual Women’s March in New York City on January 20, 2018. A diverse group of people with a common focus marched together to declare support of equal rights for women. NFBPWC-NYC continues to be at the forefront of advocacy and leadership for our fight for equality.
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This weekend, let’s flood inboxes, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds in honor of the Women’s March. Then, over the next months, we will send you online actions to keep up the pressure until our elected officials pass laws and policies that promote and protect women. Have your voice heard now!
We will be honoring Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau
Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations