coming weekend Jews around the world will celebrate the festival of
you will have the opportunity to listen to the Book of Esther and celebrate
this special day.
For us as
Jewish women Purim, which follows the Fast of Esther - International Agunah Day
and International Women's Day, rounds off three really meaningful dates within
this week. Rarely are women at the forefront as we are during these few days.
hear more about women of the world during the following two weeks when those
attending CSW61, the Commission on the Status of Women at the United
Nations in New York, report on some of the sessions.
very fortunate to have our five active UN NGO Representatives in New York. Each
of them has been involved in setting up the three CSW NGO ICJW shared side
events which I will attend next week at CSW. Their topics are
It Starts with Safety: Adding Girls to the Global Agenda
* Human Trafficking
and Labor: Accessorizing Our Lives at the Cost of Others
The Business of Parliaments: Achieving Women’s Economic Empowerment and Why 30%
Women Representation is Important