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CSW61: A parallel event on Empowering African women to combat breast and ce...
Tue, March 21, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Every year, the UN committee on the status of women (UN CSW) organizes a forum to discuss issues affecting women. Each year features a priority theme, an emerging issue/ focus area and a review theme (which reviews progress on issues raised at an earlier forum).
The 2017 forum (CSW61) is the 61st session and will take place from 13th – 24th March 2017. The session’s priority theme is Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work while the emerging issue/focus area is The Empowerment of Indigenous Women.
The review theme is Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls (Agreed Conclusions of the Fifty-Eighth Session)
In line with the priority theme and emerging issue/focus area, ABC Foundation will be hosting a parallel event at the UN CSW 61st to address the issue of EMPOWERING THE INDIGENOUS AFRICAN WOMAN TO CONFRONT BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCERS.
The event will be moderated by Mrs Dolapo Oyedipe, Chief Operting Officer of ABC Foundation and some of our speakers include
H. E. Mrs Esther Lungu, First Lady of Zambia
Dr. Alaa Murabit, United Nations SDGs Advocate and
H.E. Mrs Florence Ajimobi, First Lady of Oyo State
The event seeks to highlight the disease burden in Africa and proffer ways by which (First ladies and other prominent African women) can be actively involved in the empowerment of indigenous African women to combat the two diseases.
The full concept note for the event is available here: goo.gl/I5vjPf
ABC Foundation is committed to playing it's full part in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Together, we'll chart new thinking on the challenges indigenous African women face and u key actions/partnerships and resources to drive action now and in the future.
Please contact Christina Ude firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
NOTE: This event is Free but donations will be accepted.