The Episcopal Church, partnering with Ecumenical Women at the United Nations will participate, as it has for several years, in the upcoming session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 9-20, 2015. This 59th session will be 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. The full document on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is available here.
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action identified 12 critical areas of concern faced by women and girls throughout the world. Please fill out the following questionnaire, selecting two or three areas that are relevant to your work or region, and provide feedback on advancements or setbacks in the implementation of these issues.
Feel free to add other critical areas of concern in your geographical area. Ecumenical advocacy at the United Nations depends on feedback from women, men, and young people from diverse faith-based organizations. The feedback received will inform advocacy priorities, help with the review of progress or lack of it, and inform The Episcopal Church’s and Ecumenical Women’s statements to the United Nations.