December 19th newsletter

Join us at our February Event: Durham Local to Global women forum

Please mark your calendars for our annual local-to-global event! Come support CEDAW at a community-minded event featuring speakers and performances from Durham and presentationsby our CSW fellows on their research on issues of gender inequality in Durham. The event will be from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on February 23rd, 2017 at the Durham County at the Durham County Services Building at 400 E. Main St in Durham. Watch our Twitter and Facebook pages for a link to buy tickets, coming soon!

President Beth Dehghan Speaks at a Celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

WomenNC president Beth Dehghan was invited to speak at the annual Celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the Exploris Middle School eighth graders at theNC State Capitol building. She spoke to the students about the history of CEDAW and the Convention on the Status of Women at the UN in New York. She discussed the national push for the passage of CEDAW at the local level, and she urged students to consider applying to our fellowship when they entered college. Friend of WomenNC, NCSU professor Dr. Dan Figgins, closed out this event by singing an original song he wrote, an ode to Cities for CEDAW. See Dan’s song for yourself at our local-to-global event!

WomenNC Represents North Carolina at the National Cities for CEDAW Conference

On December 9th, WomenNC joined with other organizations supporting Cities for CEDAW for a virtual national conference. WomenNC was chosen to host a breakout session where groups discussed their organizations’ successes and needs. As a mature member of the Cities for CEDAW community, WomenNC was able to contribute knowledge about our process as well as learn from other community members to improve our mission’s progress here at home.

Help Us Reach Our Year-End Goal

We at WomenNC want to thank you for being a part of our listserv and for supporting us in our efforts. We know that many people are considering which organizations to add to their year-end giving list, and we hope that you’ll include WomenNC. Our overhead costs are low, so we are trying to raise $2000 by the end of the year. Your support really counts!

Cities for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination AgainstWomen) is a nationwide, grassroots effort to encourage local governments to become more gender equitable. Research shows that inadvertant discrimination is common without a proactive review of city activities. CEDAW ordinances require cities to evaluate their programs and budgets and ensure they affect men and women equitably. It is a process, a fairer way of operating. Learn more »

WomenNC UN CSW Fellowships are awarded to young women and men in order to conduct and present research on an issue that affects women and girls at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) conferences in New York City. Learn more »

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