CSW59 with IDWF
Elizabeth Tang, IDWF General Secretary shared her reasons of going to the CSW in a short interview video.
Between March 9 and March 20, member states and global NGOs gathered at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, the key international policy document aiming to achieve gender equality. Coinciding with the conference, the Clinton and Gates Foundations released No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report, which traces women’s demonstrable progress in global health and education since 1995, as well as their insufficient gains in economic participation, leadership and security. Dignitaries, celebrities, and philanthropists gave speeches calling for “50-50 by 2030”—meaning full gender equality in the next in 15 years.
An interview report in Chinese by United Nations Radio with Elizabeth Tang, IDWF General Secretary.
CSW59: Are We Really Leaving Nobody Behind? Equality & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for AllMar 10, 2015 from 09:15 PM to 10:30 PM — New York, USA, — by IDWFED
A CSW59 Side-Event organized by the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and co-hosted by the Governments of Denmark and Uruguay. The theme of the event is Equality & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All.
From domestic workers to factory workers, women are fighting for fair wages and working conditions, equal job opportunities, freedom from sexual harassment and other forms of gender-based violence, and social protections for all workers.
Historic Gathering Expected to Set Global Women’s Agenda for Next Twenty Years
The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) represented by Elizabeth Tang, General Secretary, Ernestina Ochoa, Vice-president and Shirley Pryce, Executive Committee is in New York this week to take part in this the post-2015 development agenda process. It is critical that domestic workers' voices are heard and more importantly, that the post-2015 development agenda reflects the commitment of governments to end the situation of poverty for millions of domestic workers.
CSW59 Events with the International Domestic Workers Federation
CSW59: Domestic Workers from Across Globe Take action for Inclusion at United Nations Women’s Summitfrom Mar 10, 2015 08:00 AM to Mar 21, 2015 07:59 AM — New York, USA, — by IDWFED
For the first time, representatives from the International Domestic Worker Federation, a global network representing the 53 million member workforce with 47 affiliates in 43 countries, will bring the unique needs of domestic workers to forefront during the meeting, pushing for adoption of international labor standards and labor projections for this vital workforce as central components of any plan for women’s rights.
Interactions is at the UN Commission on the Status of Women from 9 to 20 March 2015. We are following the conversation on paid and unpaid care work.