Cora Cole-McFadden, Durham Mayor Pro Tempore, to Speak at Fall Event
We are very pleased to announce that Ms. Cole-McFadden, Durham Mayor Pro Tempore and Durham City Council Member, is to speak at our Fall Event, CEDAW and Fellowship: Voices for Women. Ms. Cole-McFadden has been vocal in her support of the creation of a Durham Council for Women.
Join us for this special event on October 25th in Finlator Hall, Pullen Baptist Memorial Church.
Earlybird tickets: $10 (available until September 30th, 2016) General admission tickets: $15
WomenNC starts Twitter campaign: #CEDAWforDurham
WomenNC has been amping up its advocacy of CEDAW: first, we founded the North Carolina Cities for CEDAW Coalition. In August, WomenNC was instrumental in the formation of the Council for Women within the Durham City Council, an important first step in setting up the infrastructure for adopting CEDAW in Durham.
This month, WomenNC launched the #CEDAWforDurham campaign, a Twitter campaign dedicated to raising awareness about CEDAW, its benefits and its potential to help women in Durham. Follow WomenNC on Twitter, and tweet your own support for CEDAW in Durham using the hashtag #CEDAWforDurham.
WomenNC’s Advocacy Committee Spreads the Word About CEDAW
On September 20th, WomenNC had the pleasure of presenting to staff and friends of the Self-Help Credit Union during a brown bag lunch in Durham, NC. The presentation covered the growing advocacy work of WomenNC as it leads the NC Cities for CEDAW Coalition. Fifty attendees experienced a step by step guide to Cities for CEDAW and what it really means for the future of local governments, women and girls all across the state. Several new volunteers were recruited and questions were answered by Advocacy Chair, Jamie Cole, CSW Fellowship Chair, Jackie Saber and Coalition member, Denny McGuire (representing NC AAUW).
CSW Fellowship Applications Are Due TODAY
Meet our new fellows at our Fall Event, CEDAW and Fellowship: Voices for Women, on October 25th.
Why Women Should Vote in 2016
In this article by Alexandra Svokos in the Elite Daily for Women’s Equality Day, Svokos argues that women need to vote because issues that affect women, like equal pay, reproductive rights, and family leave, are at the forefront of current political discussions. She interviews Carolyn DeWitt, president of Rock the Vote, who urges women, particularly young women, to vote based on the issues they feel passionate about. DeWitt remarks that women are underrepresented in politics, and encourages women to get more involved in the political process.
Cities for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) 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.