Congratulations to Michelle Bachelet

The WGG is thrilled to congratulate Michelle Bachelet on her Presidential victory in Chile on 16 December 2013.

418281_10151410507380298_1123627116_nAs former head of UN Women, Ms. Bachelet worked tirelessly for the equal rights of women and girls around the world. The WGG was fortunate to have established a longstanding relationship and friendship with Ms. Bachelet. She spoke each year (2010 – 2013) at the WGG’s Teen Orientation to the Commission on the Status of Women – sharing her hopes and dreams for girls across the globe.

We congratulate Chile on the election of a fantastic supporter and activist for girls’ rights. We look forward to following her continued success.

To learn more about Ms. Bachelet’s election, click here.

Registration Open for Teen Delegate Orientation – 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Date: March 3, 2013
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM *Light Breakfast & Lunch
Cost: $25.00 per participant
Location: St. Jean Baptiste School 173 East 75th Street, New
York, NY 10021
Click on REGISTER by February 8
Description:

This year’s Teen Delegate Orientation will be held at St. Jean Baptiste School 173 East 75th Street. The teen orientation is designed for young people (ages 14 – 25) attending the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 57). The day will include interactive workshops on the CSW, provide an overview of the primary and review themes as they relate to girls’ human rights, and help teen delegates prepare for their time at the Commission. Participants will receive training in advocacy skills and learn to develop their own talking points for international advocacy work. Teen delegates will also consider current efforts to advance the human rights of girls and learn how to best navigate CSW 57.

This event provides teen delegates with a valuable space to prepare, network and strategize for CSW 57!

Executive Director of UN Women Meets Youth Delegates to the Commission on the Status of Women

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Youth Delegates to the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women pose with UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet during an orientation session held at the Salvation Army, Saturday February 26, 2012.

This orientation, part of the NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day, is to prepare participants for the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings (27 February – 9 March, 2012).

www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/56sess.htm

Photo Credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown

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