IVPA Member, Child Family Health International (CFHI) recently convened a forum at the United Nations on the Empowerment of Women.
Held on September 15th, the forum followed the July meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, which concluded with member states stressing the need for greater investment in women and girls to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide – also the specific objective of the Millennium Development Goal #3.
The forum featured women who are assuming leadership roles in non-government organizations (NGOs), from high organizational roles to grass-roots levels, who talked about the challenges they face, and specific strategies for how they are succeeding.
The forum was a great success and CFHI has been asked to return and continue to support such important issues.
For more information on CFHI, please visit www.cfhi.org
Great work keep it up!!!!!!
Thanks IVPA for posting this. We at CFHI were very happy and proud to convene this event. As Ambassador Chowdhury said during the Forum that the empowerment of women is a key element to the full accomplishment of all the Millennium Development Goals. The participation and response to the event have been strong and we have been asked to consider making this an annual event until 2015, the target date for the MDGs. Thanks again for your support!