I am so excited that Dr. Yolanda Powell will be leading a team of several women who are leaders in the EPIC Global Network to participate in this incredibly important by-invitation-only 60th UN Women’s Conference. Since security is very tight, they have had to go through the thorough security clearance process for permission to enter the UN building in NYC. I will also be attending for a few days. I want to thank my spiritual son Bishop Emmanuel St Louis in Paris who has opened these doors for EPIC. Here’s some information about the event:
The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend the session. Priority theme: Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development. Review theme: The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
The session provides an opportunity to review progress towards gender equality and the empowerment of women, identify challenges, set global standards and norms and formulate policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. The session is also a key opportunity for policy makers, advocates, researchers and activists to network and strategize, mobilize and plan new initiatives and actions to further the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment.