Input is requested from members of The Episcopal Church for a questionnaire that will form the foundation of the church’s presence and participation at the 2015 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting, March 9-20, 2015.
The questionnaire is located here
In 2015, UNCSW will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.
As in previous years, The Episcopal Church will be joining the Anglican Communion and Ecumenical Women, a coalition of 17 faith-based member organizations, in joint advocacy at UNCSW.
“The Episcopal Church and Ecumenical Women invite all to participate in deciding on the advocacy priorities at UNCSW 59 by filling out the Ecumenical Women questionnaire,” explained Lynnaia Main, Episcopal Church Officer for Global Relations. “The questionnaire can be answered by anyone affiliated with The Episcopal Church or another member organization of Ecumenical Women. Answers will be gathered and considered in forming The Episcopal Church’s and Ecumenical Women’s advocacy priorities at UNCSW in 2015, and will also form the basis for stories related to The Episcopal Church’s engagement with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and women and girls more generally.”
The questionnaire was prepared jointly by Ecumenical Women with input from The Episcopal Church and other faith denominations.
The questionnaire can be completed either by individuals or by a group.
Deadline to participate in the survey is September 15.
Data from the questionnaires will be submitted automatically to The Episcopal Church and Ecumenical Women upon submission. From the answers, advocacy priorities will be formulated and written statements will be prepared to be submitted to UNCSW for the 2015 event.
For more information contact Lynnaia Main, Episcopal Church Officer for Global Relations.
UNCSW 59: www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015
UN Women’s Beijing+20 page: beijing20.unwomen.org/
UN Women: www.unwomen.org
Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations: www.aco.org/ministry/un/
Global Partnerships: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/office-global-partnerships
Ecumenical Women: www.ecumenicalwomen.org
The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org